Monday, October 24, 2011
Our Favorite Beverage: Wine
I was able to go to the Hopland Passport Weekend in Ukiah, California this weekend, and I have so much to share!
I learned a few things at the start of our tour: when you swirl your stemware around and the wine starts to slowly come down the sides, those are called legs. The more obvious the legs, the higher the alcohol content. I did it with every wine... Felt very smart hehehe!
Different types of grapes produce different wines, and each year (called the vintage) can taste different, even if it's the same name. I found an '07 that I loved, but didn't like the '08 version much at all!
I tasted probably 40 different wines, and there were three that really stood out. A moscato and a zin, plus a regional wine that was way out of my budget. My goal was to find a red that I loved, and I'm happy to report that I found it! Fred's Red, from McNab winery. It has a hint of blackberries that just makes it so flavorful!