Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Your palate's a see-saw

And the pendulum swings back.

Started off my wine education with mostly white wines (sauvignon blanc, riesling, chardonnay), all cheap, bien sur. Off-dry, well-chilled. Then, you move onto red wines because you think it makes you look more serious. After all, serious wine drinkers only drink red wines, right?

And then I tasted an old Mosel riesling.

The palate has swung back, thankfully. Only now, I think I only want to drink minerally, high acid, tensile whites. Even in winter! And low alcohol! With all my recent obsession with oysters and shellfish, I'm looking forward to drinking glasses and glasses of all sorts of whites - New World chardonnay, Chablis, Bordeaux blanc, and of course, German riesling.

Who's with me?


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