Welcome to the first post of my first ever blog! My intent with this blog is to take you on a journey with me as I learn wine. As background, I purchased The Wine Vault October 1, 2022 at which point, I knew very little about wine other than the fact that I typically liked sweet wine. Think concord grapes. I also knew that I wanted to like dryer wine for a couple of reasons...1. I don't need all the extra sugar and 2. I thought dry red wine was so sophisticated. Turns out, the only rule about drinking wine is to drink what you like.
Fast forward 6 months to present day. I've tried more wines than I can count, and I can tell you that I've surprised myself with what I now like compared to just a few months ago. It's been a fun little journey but admittedly, wine can be intimidating. So...what I want to do with this blog is to start to demystify it. Give the every day drinker more confidence to try what they may not think they will like. A sort of wine drinking for dummies. Not that any of you are dummies, my dear readers (Where are my Bridgerton fans?). I'll explore topics such as the difference in region, misconceptions of rose wine, why do you swirl and smell, wine pairings, why are some wines corked while others have a screw cap, wine health benefits and many many more!
Thanks for reading and always remember to drink what you like, that's just grape!