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My first attempt at wine-ing

I've done movie reviews, music reviews, and game reviews, but this is my very first attempt at a wine review. It's just a short little wisp of a thing, but I said as much as I had to say, and no more.

Please be kind: I watch Andrea Immer's Simply Wine all the time, and have several books on the subject (Wine 101, the Windows on the World Complete Wine Course, Great Tastes Made Simple, Wine for Dummies, etc.). I've been to wine tastings, am on a few mailing lists and communities, and we do have a wine refrigerator with a variety of bottles. I've had friends ask me for recommendations. I know the "big six" grapes in terms of body, that pinot noir grapes are darned finicky to grow, and feel like I know my way around a wine store for the most part.

Despite all that, I know I'm still at the very beginning of my journey into wine geekery (obviously, since I felt the need for all that justification! ;)), and I feel very pleased that quandry liked my evaluation enough to post it. (Thank you so much for letting me try my hand at a guest appearance.) As the saying goes, I yet know that I still know nothing, I'm not a pro, just a fan, but a fan who's happy to give her best effort.

Should you be inclined to subscribe, there's an LJ RSS feed for the site here: viti_culture.


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May. 20th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC)
Nice review. I know exactly what to expect and can make up my mind from the information you present if the positive qualities over-rule your final recommendation on price (although I would agree with you). Congrats!
May. 20th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much for the support, you. :) I guess I was just feeling a touch insecure because although I'm an experienced writer, I'm an amateur when it comes to articulating wine characteristics. Just want to at least sound like I know what the heck I'm talking about. :)

If we ever do make it your way, I think it would be delightful to share a bottle with you two.
May. 20th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
Hey, thanks again for the review. :-) And hey, you probably know wine better than me. There's always a bigger fish in the sea, the point though is to get out and swim!
May. 20th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Well, I guess I'm wine geek enough, given that when you said "there's always a bigger fish in the sea," I thought: "What kind of fish? Is it cooked or raw? Does it have a sauce?" and began wondering about wine pairings. :D
May. 22nd, 2005 02:29 am (UTC)
Easy to read, detailed review. I hope you do more...

(BTW I'm Deena's fiancee, if you don't recognize me)
May. 22nd, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC)
Heya! Aren't you a sweetie to come and post here and say so! Thank you so much. I think that warrants an LJ-Friending for sure. :)

I told mumpish just the other day how glad I was that he'd introduced me to quandry, and now I get to meet you as well. :) Maybe next time y'all visit Hotlanta, we can make a point of getting together with you two and Jim and T. for a bottle of vino or something.
May. 23rd, 2005 12:22 am (UTC)
Nice review. Good excuse to drink wine and eat some yummy manchengo cheese!
Out of curiousity - where do I watch Andrea Immer's Simply Wine?
May. 23rd, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! Simply Wine is on the Fine Living network. I record it on the DVR, now, but I know it comes on about 11 on Sundays, EST, typically, as well as several times during the week.
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