Thursday, October 2, 2008

Life is like a fine wine...

Never mind! I was coming up with something clever, but changed my mind :)

Speaking of wine though... Does it make me super, let's see what's the word I'm looking for here,.... um... "trashy/non wine connoisseur-ish" if I really only like White Zinfandel. (Yeah the pink stuff!!) :) I have always liked wine, but not loved it, well lately I am LOVING IT! Here's why I have never ventured out further with my wine selections... I like sweet, not dry stuff. Fruity even! I have heard several times though that this is the least "classy" of the bunch and although I realize I look like a sissy when I am out to eat with friends and they order Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet... I can't help it!! I just don't like that stuff. Please don't think differently of me :) ha! I promise I am a pretty "classy" girl just not a lover of red or white wines!!! What do you girls drink? Got any suggestions for this non connoisseur of wine??? :) Help sophisticate me!! hehe.

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21 comments:

Andi said...

You might like Rieslings. They are pretty sweet. I don't think any less of you but I enjoy a white zin or pink champagne sometimes too. Rieslings are sweet but are white so "you'll fit in".

Missy R. said...

I second Riesling! It's all I drink & it's classy! :) Drink the ones from Germany they are the best!

The Pink Owl said...

I like White Zin too! But, I prefer reds--Cabernet is my favorite. I like my red to be fruity and on the sweet side though, no dry for me.

I agree with Andi, you'd probably like Riesling as they are sweeter and "juicier". :)

I sometimes order a wine spritzer--that's so not cool, is it? I feel like a grandma when I order it, but they are so good!

Gracie said...

Rieslings are totally the way to go! Moscato wines are becoming more available as well! This is my new staple! Sutter Home makes one as does Barefoot!

Lindsey said...

Lambrusco is also a nice sweet wine and so is white merlot (it's my new fave).

Jessica said...

Woodbridge Riesling!!! It's all I drink. I see I'm not the only one though. You'll have to try it over the weekend and let us all know!

Tara Caire said...

you would really like moscatos! Watch out with reislings, some can be dry. I looooove red wine! Obsessed! But my mom and sisters drink all the fruity sweet stuff so I have had my fair share of those. You would really like my sisters sangria! Go to footballsandcrowns.blogspot.com, she has the recipie posted on one of her recent posts! :)

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

i like pinot grigio and merlot. i don't have specific vineyards or bottles that i like, though. i don't know enough!

don't worry-- drink what you like! :)

Petunia said...

I started out on Zinfandels and eventually found that I now prefer Pinot Grigio. It's not fruity like Zin, but also not heavily oak-ey like Chardonnay. Pinot Grigio is lighter than Chardonnay.
Hubby likes a good glass of Cabernet and I nearly gag when I have a sip of it!!

monelle said...

There is a Red Zinfindel that is not dry and it will look like your drinking a Merlot! Also, try a Pinot Noir. I like to go to World Market or Specs and read the labels so I won't buy anything dry.

Kitty Cat said...

I also used to also only like sweet/fruity stuff until I tried a really smooth, mellow merlow. I only like a really smooth red wine, but once you have it, you won't want to go back to the fruity stuff. At least, that's what I found.

Julia said...

i totally feel the same way about wine, and i always feel like a boozer ordering hard liquor when everyone else is drinking wine. but i do like sauvignon blanc, its actually not that dry and is kinda fruity and its a white.

Being Brazen said...

Im the same. I prefer Rose (sweet fruity pink stuff) wine to red or white.

I am trying to learn to appreciate the other types of wine...i think it just takes time to aquire a taste for them...try have red wine with dark chocolate - Maybe that will help ;)

Katie said...

I heart white zin! If I have to drink wine, it's the only kind I drink. My friends totally make fun of me, but I just can't handle red or white. Bring on the zin!

Lauren said...

Just drink what you like! I hope you have a nice weekend!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I like a Chardonney or Cabernet Sauvignon, don't know any other specifics :) mentioned you in the blog today :)

My home - My life said...

I ONLY drank white zin for a LONG time and now I drink merlot and other dry wines. My taste buds changed or something but I don't like the sweet stuff anymore. It was weird, one day I just decided I didn't like sweet wine anymore and have been drinking merlot since.

I think drinking good wine is something you aquire - you will aquire the taste some day I bet....

Lisa said...

As the hubs and I are HUGE wine drinkers, I can tell you that the more wine you drink, the more varietals you will begin to like. Instead of the white zinfandel try a piesporter or a reisling. They are probably considered a little "classier" than white zin and have a similar "sweet but not too sweet" taste. You may also like some Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Grigios as well. They are a little less sweet than the Reisling or Piesporter but no where near dry.

I can tell you, however, to stay away from Chardonnay as it is very dry and not sweet at all. You won't like it.

Eventually, you may branch into reds, but get accustomed to the whites first. And, if you do branch out into reds start with Pinot Noirs as they are the the most mild/least dry of the red wines.

And, if you do eventually get into wine...it is such a FUN hobby to have. We went to Napa on our honeymoon and is was simply FANTASTIC!!

morewineplease said...

Start out with some whites, you would like the Riselings, and try Pinot Grigio... I think Reds is something you have to work into... I am obessed, i love a really dry wine :)

Leslie said...

I was just commenting to tell you about Riesling, but it looks like these girls have you all taken care of! After that you can "graduate" to a sauvignon blanc. Hubby and I went to New Zealand last January and did some wine tasting--their savblancs are pretty fruity, so you might like those! I used to only love white, and now I drink mostly reds. You kind of have to work your way up! But until then, be proud of that zin! (Now if I catch you drinking it over ice in a cup you're in trouble! ;)

L Sqaured said...

I like everything! But I have been to some wineries that make killer Rose! And one guy said "its not your grandmother's Rose!" They are really trying to reinvent the stuff it seems!

drink what you love...

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