Friday, January 26, 2007

I got some wine yesterday

I've always been a fan of wine. Though, I've always been one of those guys that was buying stuff because it had a nice label. My wife likes Riesling, I like Cabernet. We both enjoy Pinot Grigio. That being said, we always bought one of those three. Again, based on the label.

In the tech side of my life; if something interests me, I study it. I study it until I know enough about it to use it and explain it to others. Why shouldn't I approach other things that way? I like wine, it interests me, so I started studying it.

In that vein I've been buying up wine over the past few weeks. I have maybe 12 bottles on hand right now. Now, mind you, most of those bottles are actually Cabernet. They are varied a bit more now, one is from Argentina, another from Australia (not Yellow Tail, bleh).

I ordered four bottles from the folks at Wine Library. Here's what I bought:

  • 04 Ravenswood Vintner's Blend Cabernet Sauvignon $7.99

  • 04 San Felipe Cabernet Sauvignon $6.99

  • 04 Rocky Creek Zinfandel $8.99

  • 05 Von Hovel Oberemmeler Hutte Kabinett Riesling $15.99

Why would I buy 3 cheap (one average) bottles of wine online? Well, I am big fan of Gary Vaynerchuck and his daily video blog at Wine Library TV. Each one of the cheap wines I bought was raved about by Gary, and scored well from him. There was also a free shipping sale on wines presented on Wine Library TV :)

Again, they're Cabernet and Riesling. The San Filipe is from Argentina though, so that counts for something. I've got some Shiraz and Pinot Noir in the basement, not to mention the "Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages" I picked up. I'm excited to try that, I'm hoping to bring Dawn (my wife) to the dark side of red wine with it :)

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