This past Saturday, Tim and I met up with Jeff and Darcie for an impromptu day trip to Sonoita. We had been talking about going wine tasting for months…and the stars aligned at the last minute.
Tim & I both enjoy drinking wine with dinner, but we know very little about the whole thing. Our selection process typically goes something like this. We’ll walk through the wine aisle and decide on red or white. Then, we’ll look for bottles under $10. “Have we tried this one?” “No? Okay. Let’s buy it.” [Sometimes the artwork on the label sways us, I won’t lie].
We went to five different wineries and sampled a variety of wines. We sniffed. We swirled. We tasted hints of apricot, grapefruit, oak, and raisin.
I learned a few things:
- I like reds more than I thought I did (but I still like whites a little better…I think).
- I don’t particularly like dessert wines – too strong and sickeningly sweet.
- Wine tasting is fun – a lovely combination of education and entertainment.
- Jeff and Darcie are charming, funny, and intelligent people (and we are going to miss them).
See more pictures and read Darcie’s account – The Finer Things.
How often do you drink wine? Do you prefer reds or whites? How much do you typically spend on a bottle? What is your all-time favorite wine?