This happened a couple of months ago, and I forgot to write about it! I’m not really much of a wine drinker, I’ve never disliked it but never found myself developing a liking to it. I’m not a big drinker in general, and have only tried in the last year to acquire the taste for it since my boyfriend’s family are all big wine drinkers and have wine with almost every meal.
My boyfriend’s brother is getting married this year, and his fiancee and him are trying to pick their red and white wines to serve at their wedding. So we all got together with a bunch of their close friends and his fiance’s family to taste-test 5 different white and 5 different red wines. They wrapped the bottles in plastic bags so we couldn’t see which wines were which, and took turns rating each one, cleansing our palette in-between, starting with the red wines and then having a second tasting to see which order we wanted to put our individual votes in.
Then we broke for dinner…. ohhhh, dinner! How freakin YUMMY!! Two of the brother’s fiance’s best friends had just come back from Thailand from a 2 month long vacation there, and they had taken a bunch of cooking classes in Thailand in order to learn how to make authentic dishes. They came back and had decided to prepare the night before with a bunch of dishes and also made a few others while they were busy in the kitchen at the house during the day. There were so many kinds of dishes, probably about 8 or 10 different dishes, and they were all SO good!! Mmmm… :)
After dinner and dessert, we went back to wine tasting but tested out the whites instead, doing a second tasting to re-order our choices. Thankfully, both of the top red and white wines were highly rated by all and ended up being the same brand for both of them.
We ended the night with some more snacky desserts and played the singing & dancing Michael Jackson game on the Playstation 3 Move… hahaha. It was great to see everyone dancing around, even the more timid members of the group! The night ended up being a GREAT night, so much fun!!
While I may still not classify myself as being a wine drinker, I’m slowly opening up more to the taste of it… I think for now, I prefer white wines however I don’t mind having red once in awhile either. I’ll still often opt for just water instead of wines for meals though ;) I’m not there just yet!! haha :)