Monday, January 10, 2011

In vino veritas

Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup,
And I'll not look for wine.
Ben Jonson (1573–1637)
To Celia

Wine testing...

A glass of wine a day/night is good for the heart... Right?

I've decided, on my quest to try new things, that I am going to try wine. Yeah, yeah.. I'm not much of a drinker and I never have been. I don't smoke, don't drink except occasionally, and I've never done an illegal drug in my life. I have a bit of a self-control issue. Anyway, I can count on one hand how many times I've been stone-cold drunk and still have a couple of fingers left over. I think if I actually liked the taste of beer or alcohol then I'd have become an alcoholic a long time ago. Yes, it's true, I do not like the taste of beer, ANY beer! I can drink it, but I need salt or to have had a couple of shots of something else to where I don't really taste it while drinking it. I like my tequila, though I need salt and lime, and I like my Southern Comfort and coke, Jack and coke, Rum and coke, but since I don't go out often and I am not compelled to buy the stuff from liquor stores, I very rarely drink. Also, it doesn't take much to get me drunk. Four shots of tequila and I'm buzzing pretty good. Anymore than that, and I'm losing at strip poker-that would be one of the few times I was drunk and it's not a pretty memory of seeing a couple of guys sitting across from you wearing your bra and undies on their head. *Sigh*

Moving on, as I was rambling (perhaps my blog should be names Rambling Mumbling Mayhem), I have decided I need to drink a glass of wine a night. Though, for someone who has an adverse taste for alcohol, where do I start? I've drunk boxed wine, hobo wine, however you want to call it and again, that was one of the times I got drunk (thankfully no stripping was involved in that one) and that was an okay wine, though not the type I'd want to drink a glass of every night. I want something classy... I know nothing about wines. I believe I want something a bit fruity, maybe? Something smooth and that the alcohol taste is hidden. How do I find the wine right for me without spending bookoos of money on bottles that might never get drunk? This is a quest I am going to have to think over before firmly adding to my list. I'm going to need help, advice, someone to tell me how to start.

I wonder if they ever do wine taste testings anywhere around me... That would be fun.


  1. Maybe wine tasting is something we should also add to our list of things to do this year, yes? I have a good taste in my selections of wines, though not much of a wine drinker, I like the dry, fruitful flavors that don't leave a chalky after taste.

  2. It's added to my list, so to speak. I am just not sure where I am going to start! You are more than welcome to join me though :)

    I'm looking forward to Ink Tour and Sushi.. Heh... okay, maybe not the Sushi so much, but I'm going to try it regardless!

  3. I am a wine drinker all the way! Never makes me sick or hung over...I tell everybody it's for my health too ;)