There are people that say that they can taste a variety of flavors in wine, from chocolate and nuts all the way to raspberries and wood. I am decidedly not one of those people.
Scientists are always coming up with new discoveries about the benefits of alcohol, and all you drinkers out there are rejoicing. Well, I’m sorry to say, but most of the benefits do not apply to you, and here’s why:
What a burst of fruitful flavours and inspiring colours this weekend’s Gold Coast Food and Wine Expo was. Seeing so many uniquely traditional businesses all showcasing their talent created the feeling of tranquillity, or maybe it was just all the wine tasting that creating a bubbly atmosphere. The event consisted of 3 days of gourmet food, wine and celebrity chefs. The event was described as a food fantasy and an explosion of tastebuds by various people that attended the event on Sunday morning.
I’ve never been a wine drinker myself, but I’ve watched them look down the bar at me with their long stemmed glass and judge. They’re the girls and guys who wear all the brands and hold their glasses as if they were real crystal. But what makes wine drinkers think that they are better than everyone else at the bar?
There are plenty of tipples to choose from when you hit the bar on a night out, but usually people have a preferred regular order set on
default. What’s your poison? Are you a vodka/Red Bull kind of clubber? Are you a bubbles kind of girl? Or do you like your drinks fast and strong?
Whilst, mercifully, Sydney is steadily ditching the large, neon lighted bars with bad automatic doors, and following in the steps of the ever stylish Melbournites with the increase of small, chic and elegant wine bars, the same level of sophistication does not appear to have been applied to compiling the wine list.