I really want to know what wines I like.
For years I have thought about comparing wines back to back, sip to sip, and I have yet to do it.
Sure, I’ve been to wine tastings here and there, but I’ve never really been through a tasting of varietals, ready to compare each and really think about and taste the different characteristics of each.
That is about to change.
I recently bought Great Wine Made Simple by Andrea Immer Robinson. The second chapter took me though the most prevalent wine types: Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah or Shiraz and has a tasting exercise through the big six.
Robinson lists wines in three price ranges: Everyday, Moderate and Splurge, with about 10-12 suggestions is each category and price range.
My plan is to purchase wines in all six types in the moderate price range and report back as to what I find.
I’m excited to really compare the wines and gain a better understanding of each.
Have you done any type of a tasting exercise like this before? What did you learn?