Thursday, September 13, 2012
One would think that after tasting 17 wines, selections from the Loire Valley and the Alsace region of France, that Vinogirl would have been feeling no pain. On the contrary. After a couple of hours of listening to my fellow classmates bemoan the fact that the French wines we were tasting were 'thin,' 'under-ripe,' 'acidic' and ultimately 'not fruity enough', I was feeling a little battered in the hearing department. Let me translate for the reader: what they were really saying was that the wines weren't Californian. And there in lies a bit of a problem when one is taking a Wines of the World class.
My goodness. I can't imagine what they'll say when the class ventures further north into Germany.