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I’ve always thought of drinking wine to be an adult activity. You know, something that adults do. Having a glass of wine with dinner, ordering wine when out for a meal…it’s just not something that I’ve ever really done. I’m the girl who drinks juice with dinner and when out at a restaurant orders a Sprite. Seriously, Sprite. Not because I’m opposed to drinking, but because I’ve just never been much of a drinker – even in social settings, it’s rare that I indulge.

However, lately, wanting to fill a touch more sophisticated, I’ve been trying to become a bit of a wine drinker. This means that every few weeks, after a little bit of research, I buy a bottle of wine and have a glass with my dinner. (Side note: wine makes me incredibly sleepy and I usually fall asleep on my sofa immediately after drinking. I’m a total light weight.) Here’s the thing: I have no palette. All white wines taste them same to me as do all reds. I swirl it in the glass, take a light inhale of the aroma, take a small sip and let it sit on my tongue (I’ve read that’s what you’re supposed to do), then swallow…and then repeat the steps in rapid succession 2-3 more times afterwards because I have no palette and am sure I’m missing something. Sweet? Dry? From an oak barrel? From Italy? South Africa? California? Ontario? Doesn’t matter. All tastes the same. Gah!

But alas, I have not given up yet. I’m still experimenting and trying to figure this all out so I wanted to ask you all for some recommendations – what’s your go-to bottle of wine? And what do you normally pair it with? I’m totally open to your suggestions and recommendations!

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THINKINUNICORNS September 27, 2019 at 14:28

I have a friend who is a wine chemist, and his suggestion was that when you don’t know “anything with a wallaby on it” is a good choice. So that’s basically anything Yellowtail. I’ve liked everything I’ve had from Yellowtail.

TANYA PATRICE September 29, 2019 at 08:17

Do you like sweet or dry? I think Brotherhood Riesling is a nice – ease in to wine – drink. Apothic Red is dry but smooth. Sweet Ciconia is … sweet 🙂

AMY September 30, 2019 at 21:07

actually, wine tasting is kind of fake. studies have shown that people don’t really know the difference between different wines.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/jun/23/wine-tasting-junk-science-analysis

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