Friday, June 17, 2011
Back in the Saddle
My friend, Laura, wanted to learn more about wine in anticipation of a job interview at one of Portland’s best steakhouses, so I organized a tasting for her and invited Kim to join us. It was a blast, and I can't believe I haven't bothered to do them more often over the last, oh I don't know, 10 years (gulp)!
We blind tasted three each of commonly found whites and reds, all in the $10 to $20 range. As I suspected, my tasting skills have become mighty rusty, but I tried to make up for it in helpful wine industry tidbits. My favorite part of the afternoon was hearing Laura and Kim to describe the wines. While they both profess not knowing much about wine, they were great at identifying flavors and sharing their favorites out of the bunch. I am so thrilled to have done such an official wine-y activity that all I can say is that there will be more tastings to come!