I thought there was a "What are you drinking?" thread, but I didn't see one.
We made pork shnitzel for the 1st time tonight....I picked up a few german beers I never buy (Paullaner weissbier) they were good, but I also got a bottle of Chardonay (Mer Soliel Silver) more for the wife, but I also wanted to give Chard another go because its highly recommended with Poultry and I'm thinking about 2 weeks from now.
Anyways, I still didn't like it. 1stfew sips before I started doing anythig were actually not bad. But then I had the beer & supper, and tried a glass....yuk.
I normally like a Pinot Grigio with a good summer pasta dish, and thats probably what I normally pick up for thanksgiving/Xmas. I'm looking to try something different though. Any winos out there?
Wine is such a complex hobby. We do wine tasting tours in the Niagara area and the tastings are very subjective in our group. Some people like reds, some like them oakey, some sweet and some full bodied.
With so many tastes it's really hard to suggest something.
OK, so Shiraz I've been gettin into for sure over the past year....was always a cab guy with red sauce, but now liking the "velvetness" of shiraz with a steak or something.
But would you have that for XMas dinner too?
Yes I would. It’s my favorite wine and to me nothing can match the depth of taste of an Australian Shiraz. The best wine no doubt with a steak. I also like very much Cabs and Merlots and many blends which has been the trend for some time now. I also like almost all other Australian red wines and others mainly from South Africa, France, Canada and the US. I am always trying new ones.
I’m certainly not an expert but before he passed my father taught me a lot about wines and he made his own for decades. He also taught me not to be a snob and that what others think about wines is irrelevant. Everyone has different tastes and there is nothing wrong with consuming what you like, even though it’s always good to try new flavours.