Wednesday, November 02, 2005
My taste in wines
So you can get a better idea of what types of wine I like, I am mostly a white wine drinker. That is mainly because I have Acid Reflux Disease and red wines aggravate that condition, supposedly due to the tannins. I do like a deep oaky Merlot, but I rarely drink it anymore or I risk the payback of my screaming esophagus. My taste tends to be midrange between dry and sweet, perhaps a touch to the sweet side. But as wine drinkers find out, as you drink more wine, your taste slowly adapts to less sweet and more dry. My favorite wines tend to be Chardonnay, Riesling, Gwurtzraminer (probably spelled that wrong), Pinot Gris, Aurora, and various Blushes, Blends, and Fruit wines. And yes, Price is an issue. I do not have the money to spend hundreds of dollars on a highly rated bottle of wine. And I have found that you do not have to spend a lot of money to drink good wine. I rarely spend more than $15 for a bottle of wine. In fact, most of the wine I buy is in the $8 to $12 range. I would be interested to know your taste in wines and how you feel about the price versus quality issue.