I’ve said it before – if we could overhaul our education system and teach people the irreducible essentials of wine then people would be happier. Let’s build a world that is not fooled by clever wine names (Goats do Roam) or cute labels. Kangaroos chasing little penguins are next on a label believe me and it won’t stop there.
This isn’t really a rant – or is it – but I think if people knew some basics about wine then it would make life easier both at the LCBO and in front of the waiter in a restaurant.
Next time you go to the your local wine store – or a local restaurant – get yourself a Côtes du Rhône. It’s a red wine, it’s from France, and it pairs with most food. Lightly chill it (20 minutes in the fridge) and get at it.