samedi 22 novembre 2008
Today, while doing my weekly grocery shopping at Casino, the first thing I saw was the big conspicuous Beajolais Nouveau stand. I have been trying to learn about wines, and bought an Eyewitness Companions "French Wines" book. It is part of my 101 things to do list.

Well, I am still pretty much at the "A wine is a wine is a wine" phase, where pretty much all I can taste is "um, I'm going to with grape here?"

There was an embarrassing moment when I exclaimed to Alain "Guess what!? There are different TYPES of grapes!" Uh, yeah, didn't you know that? Well, no, I thought it was pretty much limited to red grapes and white grapes.

And Cabernet and Merlot are actually, get this, THE NAMES OF THE GRAPES.

Amazing how much we can learn when we read.
So really, when you think about it, I have come a long way in my wine education.
Being pretty much a wine novice, when faced with the large number of different Beaujoulais Nouveau bottles to choose from, I did what any self-respecting woman would do when faced with such a dilemma,
and after a careful reading of the descriptions, chose the one with.....

The pinkest, prettiest label.

Wine aficionados everywhere are screaming in pain upon reading this blog entry I am sure.

The wine itself you ask? Very purply-red and best drunk after about 3 glass of some other wine.
In other news, today is my 3 year blog anniversary. You poor people.

6 commentaires:

amerigirl a dit…

While for some reason the French celebrate the new Beajolais wine release like it was Saint Patrick's day, the wine is notoriously bad. Apparently this is the wine one must drink in order to get a quick hang over....

It's like when I was in grad school and my best-friend would throw a "malt-liquor" party every year.... Just asking for a hang-over.

Madame K a dit…

Aww come, Beaujoulais isn't _that_ bad. It's like the Beer of wines!

Anyway, I was told that when in doubt choose the bottle with the ugliest/plain label, and no matter what never choose a bottle with a label that includes an animal, or more than 4 colors.

So far this scientific method of wine selection has worked wonders for me.

poppy fields a dit…

Okay, I've been here a few more years than you, but my wine knowledge is not much farther along. I pretty much like them all :) much to the distress of my French friends that keep trying to educate me.

Starman a dit…

I knew there are different kinds of grapes and that mostly chardonay are used for champagne, but my palate isn't sophisticated enough to tell them apart except, like you, red or white.

Uncle David a dit…

Happy 3rd Blog anniversary! I look forward to the 4th.

sue a dit…
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