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My Top 5 Favorite Wines
- La Crema Chardonnay. A decent white that I find on the wine lists of a lot of restaurants.
- Yellow Tail Shiraz. Really cheap wine that tastes pretty good, which is a nice combination for a person who drinks a lot of wine but doesn’t want to spend fifteen or twenty bucks a pop. That person would be me.
- That Chardonnay we drank after a Romance Writers of America board meeting—or tried to drink. We were in a hotel room and didn’t have a decent corkscrew. We finally managed to make a big enough hole in the cork to let the wine dribble out. After all that work, every sip tasted golden.
- Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill. When you’re a teenager, any alcohol you’re able to score is the nectar of the gods. Haven’t tried it recently. I’m betting my taste has changed slightly over the years.
- Dirty Laundry, Sassy Bitch, Herding Cats. All of them are pretty bad, but sometimes I’ll buy a wine just because the label makes me laugh.
All this being said, I doubt I could recognize any wine in a blind taste test. (Okay—maybe the Boone’s Farm.) And I’m not the only one. I once read about a test where wine experts were given two wines to sample, and none of them noticed both wines were the same, only one glass was presented at a warmer temperature than the other. Another test was done where red food coloring was added to a white wine, and the experts proceeded to describe it in intimate detail with adjectives that suggested a red wine, not a white. In a blind taste test run by the Dallas Morning News, Gallo wines won gold medals. My point: From what I’ve been able to tell, nobody really knows a damned thing about wine. They only know what they like at the moment they drink it. Cheers!
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