Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Let's clear something up

Blind tasting

Ok, so let's clear something up right now. I don't want my readers thinking that I sit around all day, drinking and weeping. Two nights ago, I was up to nearly 5am. I had been blind tasting three wines - 2 Niagara pinot noirs, and a Chambolle-Musigny. One of the Niagara wines was instantly identifiable. I had trouble distinguishing between the other two wines. I had just opened the bottles, and over the 3 or 4 hours that I was drinking them, it became harder and harder to tell which was which. More on the wines tasted, later.

Is blind tasting the proper way to evaluate a wine? Perhaps, but it certainly is no way to enjoy a wine. Knowing what the wine is gives you the correct mindset with which to approach it, and brings context to the experience. So yes, I did find the wines delicious, but I would have enjoyed it much more if I knew the identities. Which I correctly identified, the next day.

So no, I wasn't actually crying. Just being theatrical because otherwise, this would be a very boring space, no?


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