An early lesson in my first wine class was that when evaluating wines, personal preferences are irrelevant. You taste buds change over the yeas. You will find wines you loved for many years just do not hit the same notes they once did. What I like or would personally buy or drink does not matter when comparing wines to their background. All that should be considered when critiquing a wine, is how closely as they adhere to the characteristics that have been established for its variety and style. Right off the battle looking at these three wines, Kaiken Terroir Series Torrontes Montes Dry Farmed Alpha Cabernet and the Montes Dry Farmed Alpha Syrah, I immediately dismissed them because they look very dry. My personal tastes sit somewhere in the semi-dry mark.
We love purchasing some of our favorite bubbly beverages to enjoy throughout the year. I was first introduced to all things Champagne from a friend of mine who calls them her life line! Personally, I was always stayed on the sweeter side of things and only experimented with wines. After discovering Prosecco I was hooked on bubbles in my drink!
Once I became a mother and wife, my relationship with my mom started to translate more into a beautiful friendship. She’s my shoulder to cry on when I’m overwhelmed by a rough day of parenthood. She’s my human diary and my biggest supporter.
I love a glass of excellent wine. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a punishing week or to complement an evening with great friends and good conversation. But pulling the corks from the bottles always becomes a major obstacle for me. My loving husband never complains about being on bottle-opening duty, but I’ve secretly hoped I would find a quick, easy-to-use corkscrew.