|How to pick a good wine eludes me.|
As many of you know, I enjoy a good alcoholic beverage as much as the next Texan (read, heavy drinker/alcoholic) but how to properly pick out wine eludes me in the same way that I can’t really tell the difference between good and bad poetry.
I know there are supposed to be guidelines for this sort of thing. And I feel like since I am almost 40, I should have somehow picked this up by now. But I haven’t.
I mean, wine mostly all tastes pretty crappy to me until I’ve drunk a whole a glass. Then it tastes delicious. The one thing I do know about wine is that you should only drink red wine if it’s French, something to do with the tannins and giving you a headache the next day. (Okay, that’s probably not really true. Just something a pretentious boyfriend told me once. No. It wasn’t Toyin. He drinks big bottles of wine with a screw off cap.)
Even so, most of the time I just pick out the one that costs less than $10 and has a pretty picture on the side.
When it comes to wine, I’m pretty much a sucker. If wine came with swag, I’d be all over it. Tape a silly straw to the side, and I’d pay extra. I mean, who can resist those things? They’re awesome.
Okay, but seriously. I’ve decided that once and for all, I need to learn how to buy a good bottle of wine.
Why? I don’t know. It just seems like the kind of thing an adult who drinks alcohol should know. Especially if you’ve passed a child through your private bits. It seems like the post party to that activity comes with a proclivity to drink lots of wine.
I posted this question on Twitter last week and got several answers of what their favorites were. But since only one person whom I know and trust answered me, for all I know those people could be drinking box wine under a bridge and chatting online with their Crackberries.
So, tell me. Wine drinkers of the world. What is your favorite wine?