OcelotScratch 49M
112 posts
6/19/2006 12:36 am

I bought a new corkscrew, and I have gotten into those pesky bottles.

I haven't been a serious wine drinker for very long. Beer was my poison of choice, and I have developed a very discerning palate for it. Bell's Two Hearted Ale is the best pale ale, and Okocim is the best lager, though unfortunately, the Okocim in Poland is better than any of the export stuff.

Unfortunately, my digestive system has rebelled against carbonation. I can't drink sodas at all, and my tolerance for beer is limited. Cask ales still go down all right, but I can't drink those at home. So, wine it is.

I started out with rieslings, and still enjoy them: the German ones, of course. I realize that they are the Miller Lites of wine, but we all have to start somewhere, right? I like the sweet ones. Candy in liquid form.

However, I have started to branch out. I now also enjoy Pinot Grigios among whites, and Merlots among reds. I have a bottle of Pinot Noir that I'm going to try, too.

Chardonays, I have no use for. I haven't found one with flavor. Instead, it's just this bland, dry taste that does nothing for me.

I plan to try the stronger reds, eventually, like a Cabernet Sauvignon, but I think I'm going to work up to it.

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