One part of my knowledge I’ll be sharing here and on social media will be about Wines. Wine-tasting should be a personal exploration: only your own interpretation will help you learn about different kind of wines, afterwards creating your own personal palete. This can be as another source for not being lost in all the diferent kind of wines you can get in the shop.
It’s safe to say, I’m no expert on wine by any means. In fact, I haven’t tried to express my taste senses until about a year ago. Years ago I was sceptical to any kind of wine, cause I didn’t knew what I know now. My true exploration of this world started when in internship I happened to be surrounded by such an great colleagues and wine expert Aigars Nords. It started like opening to something new and continued as an exploration of different regions, different price categories and different wine tasting events.
There’s still a complex knowledge that needs to be learned, but I can say that I have this inside feeling that can describe in my own words what I prefer and what I think is not tasty. I have a notes of my favorites that will be slowly updated on my WINE LIST, and there will be also articles about wine.
Few tips before we begin our journey:
1. TASTY WINE ISN’T ONLY EXPENSIVE
Higher price doesn’t always mean great wine. It includes some of the region and winery status as well as production technique etc. Yeah, most of them have a great quality and preferable taste palete, yet it doesn’t mean that you can’t find a pearls in categories of €6+ and €15+. I’ve tasted lots of different wines and have some of my favorites from those price categories mentioned before. That’s why we’re moving to second tip.
2. TASTE AND TRY
Even if you’re not interested in becoming a wine expert, next time you’re planning on buying a wine, go to your local shop and spend 5 min more – have a look for different Sauvignon blanc, Riesling or Chardonnay in the same price category. Buy one bottle and taste it – be amazed, be dissapointed, be adventurous! Explore something new, take a note on your preferences and create your own palete. Are you’re not sure about what to do? Then visit a wine shop and don’t hesitate to talk to person working there. Tell him about something you like and offer him to suggest something new. You’ll learn a lot about your personal tastes over the time.