Since when am I a wine critic?
Since I decided that I need something new to talk about, a fresh project to take on, and an excuse to get out and visit new places.
This idea was born today at lunch. I said to Xavier, “I want to visit wineries, take creepy pictures of their vines and talk about their wine.”
I had him at “wine”.
We were in Leesburg, VA with a car full of groceries when this happened so a winery trip has yet to occur but I do have a wine to review!
I received this bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from Tarara Winery for Christmas.
Being absolutely candid, this is the best wine I’ve ever had……ever.
That being said, I’m hardly an educated wine connoisseur but what I can tell you is that it’s silky, rich, and smooth; lacking that feeling of being punched in the throat right at the moment of swallowing. It is very good when paired with dark chocolate.
Prior to this, I believed that I did not like red wine and mostly drank $7 bottles of Moscato.
Adam Conover claimed on his show, Adam Ruins Everything, that there is no difference in taste between cheap wine and expensive wine and, to be clear, Adam is wrong.
The Cabernet Sauvignon from Tarara Winery is a $45 investment and, take it from me – a drinker of cheap wine, you can absolutely tell where the extra money goes. I mean, I can’t say precisely where it goes; fatter grapes, Miracle Gro, aged longer in better barrels, more fairy dust and magic beans for all I know, but the difference in quality is undeniable.
In fact, it was this wine that peaked my interest in doing something creative on this blog that involved wine and writing and photography.
So stay tuned, more wine reviews are coming and very soon we’ll get out to visit a local winery!