My Top 10 Reasons to Love Wine (If You Don’t Already) – #1

My Top 10 Reasons to Love Wine (If You Don’t Already) – #1#1 Variety
My top reason to love wine!

They say variety is the spice of life, and there are literally hundreds of thousands of wines produced each year, from a vast number of wine producing countries, from a plethora of grape varieties, from a multitude of vineyard regions, from……I’m running out of clever-words, but you get the idea!
There is nothing more sad to me than people who limit themselves to one grape, or region, or to some extent even mumble such rhetoric as, “I hate Chardonnay!”
No, you don’t!!!
You just haven’t tasted a good one yet! I don’t care who you are, and what your perceptions are about any one grape. If you’re a relatively new wine drinker (as most of us are) you’re in no position to be making statements like that!
I put my money where my mouth is all the time with people who believe all Riesling’s are intensely sweet. I’ll blind taste them on a dry German Mosel Riesling (or tell them it something else), and when they like it (which they always do), I’ll reveal what it actually is. 
With wine you could literally try a different bottle of wine every day for the rest or your life and never be stuck for options!


  • November 30, 2011

    Darby at Vinodiversity

    Kris the “I don’t like chardonnay” line is a good one. I even have a “Anything But Chardonnay” T shirt.  Sure I don’t like chardonnay, but I love White Burgundy!

    The problem is that varietal wine labelling leads many to judge the variety, rather than the wine. So if their first try or two of a new variety determines their attitude to it forever.

    I don’t think we can get away from varietal labelling but writers and marketers need to be aware that they are often pushing against a wall of prejudice for many varieties

  • November 30, 2011

    Kris Chislett

    Very true, Sir! Glad you saw my point! :)

    I know why people do it. It’s so they at least look as though they have a perspective, rather than looking like they don’t know anything at all about wine. It’s just that it’s a lazy way out, IMHO.
    Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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