What do you think about wine?
Inspired by the beer question below. Is wine a part of your daily life, not on your radar, or somewhere in between? Do you believe it is interesting or worthwhile? Just a beverage, or something more?
If anyone is interested in going a little deeper, feel free to answer this second part. There are things I’m genuinely curious about. Like, if you’re interested/ learning about wine, what kind of information would you find useful? And how “friendly” should wine be? It’s hard to explain what I mean by this, but today I saw two different tasting notes that basically sum it up. Paraphrased:
1) Hey ladies, there’s a new girl on the block! Introducing our new “Pretty in Pink” sparkling pink moscato. She’s a bit sweet, a bit sassy, and a whole lot of fun! This easygoing, bubbly wine is bursting with flavors of peaches and strawberries, and pairs great with your favorite sundress and flip-flops… or no shoes at all! A must-have for your next girl’s night.
2) A dense, superstructured, serious wine. Aromas of cedar, tobacco, old saddle leather, pencil shavings, and cassis lead into tightly-woven black pepper, pyrazine, cigar box, and exotic brown spices around a core of ripe dark fruit, as a smoky note weaves in and out. Chewy and muscular; the fruit is cloaked in a wall of tannins; needs time.
Basically, wine language has been associated with snobbery like 2) for such a long time. Nowadays, in an effort to lure in new drinkers, marketers are resorting to language like 1). Is it possible to find some middle ground, where writing can be complete, accurate, and straightforward, without pandering or fanciful prose? What kind of language would you like to see?
Thanks in advance for your answers.