Monday, September 8, 2008

Wine Tasting and Critiquing

As an amateur food critic myself, I found this article about a complete non-connoisseur accidentally being caught up in a hard-core wine tasting event. Quite amusing, yet informative:
"More wine glasses were set out for a vertical tasting — comparing the same wine from different vintages. What was I doing on the trip? I hadn’t drunk wine for 10 years because it gave me migraines. And I learned, to my horror, that everyone else on the trip was a wine critic, wine writer, wine expert. I was up half the night, wondering if I should quietly leave or risk the humiliation of exposure."

-Judith Fein in The Simple Truth in Australian Wines; Spirituality & Health, July/Aug. 2008

Read the rest here.

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