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.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and think it is great! We live in Palmyra, NY and love, love, love the wines of the Finger Lakes. We try to get to the wineries as often as possible. I agree that you can find good quality wines that don't cost a fortune. Some of my favorites are under $10! I'm sure I'll be commenting often.
Annette

Finger Lakes Weekend Wino said...

Thanks for checking in. Please feel free to comment as much as you want. Maybe I'll see you on the wine trail.