Thursday, August 30, 2012
I can't really say I tasted anything memorable, as this session concentrated on variations in grape varieties, vineyard locations and winemaking methods. However, I can say that I tasted a particular wine that is the butt of many jokes: Sutter Home, White Zinfandel. So I especially enjoyed it when the instructor reminded the class that White Zinfandel is not a grape variety in itself. Oh, how I guffawed!
Instead, tonight's class was an introduction into how to taste wine and was probably a good refresher for all the wine industry people present, myself included. For instance, how important it is when smelling wine to distinguish between the aroma of the fruit and the bouquet of the winemaking. Besides, I'd just dropped my family off at SFO and I wasn't really in the mood for wine-tasting.