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I was sent a message with the following question: If you could only drink 2 wines, one white one red, for the foreseeable, what would they be?

The questioner is writing a book, and his final chapter will include answers from wine lovers to this question. Unfortunately, I don’t believe that I can help him by providing an answer.

Wine is not like that for me. Some times I am in the mood for one type of wine or another. I have had great wines that did not impress me at the time because of a variety of factors, and some of my favorite wine experiences were with lesser wines due to the company, the situation, or the meal. Even weather can have an effect on what I want, or how I percieve a wine.

Even more importantly, for me, much of my love for wine stems from searching for new experiences. I want to taste something new, discover a new favorite, learn something new in every glass.

If anyone does have an answer to this question, I’d love to hear it. Cheers!

  • Steve

    Hey Joe!
    Again…I’m back after a lengthy absence…I have joined the ranks of ‘clock punchers’ once again and I’m still adjusting. However…as far as jobs go…I probably could have done worse…I work for Cova Wines (http://www.covawines.com) and I basically I’m a waiter…but, within that dull and tedious title….I get to try some fantastic wines that I would have never been able to otherwise. What does this have to do with your post?…Well, first, I would have to agree with your statement, that wine is not just about wine…it can be enhanced or detracted from greatly by food and/or company. And there is so much wine out there that you could really never make an informed opinion as to whittle down a choice of one white and one red… HOWEVER…barring that…right now, given what I have tried and what I do like…I can probably say for the red wine…I’d have to go with a Pinot Noir, perhaps by Consilience…their ’05 Bien Nacido Vineyards maybe? Actually, now that you talk about it…I think it would be easier to narrow down two varietals than two ‘wines’…As far as the white goes…hmmm…..I don’t have a real favorite…so I’ll have to go with something practical…everyday drinking…Prosecco. ( I know prosecco is not a varietal…but, it’s a nice, solid, everyday drink)
    If you and your wife get a chance…come on by the store, (if you havent already). I work at the Washington Ave. location..They’ve got some really excellent stuff at good prices…and the food is excellent.
    I’ll try to be more diligent about checking the blog…nice article about the bbq!

  • Steve

    Hey Joe!
    Again…I’m back after a lengthy absence…I have joined the ranks of ‘clock punchers’ once again and I’m still adjusting. However…as far as jobs go…I probably could have done worse…I work for Cova Wines (www.covawines.com) and I basically I’m a waiter…but, within that dull and tedious title….I get to try some fantastic wines that I would have never been able to otherwise. What does this have to do with your post?…Well, first, I would have to agree with your statement, that wine is not just about wine…it can be enhanced or detracted from greatly by food and/or company. And there is so much wine out there that you could really never make an informed opinion as to whittle down a choice of one white and one red… HOWEVER…barring that…right now, given what I have tried and what I do like…I can probably say for the red wine…I’d have to go with a Pinot Noir, perhaps by Consilience…their ’05 Bien Nacido Vineyards maybe? Actually, now that you talk about it…I think it would be easier to narrow down two varietals than two ‘wines’…As far as the white goes…hmmm…..I don’t have a real favorite…so I’ll have to go with something practical…everyday drinking…Prosecco. ( I know prosecco is not a varietal…but, it’s a nice, solid, everyday drink)
    If you and your wife get a chance…come on by the store, (if you havent already). I work at the Washington Ave. location..They’ve got some really excellent stuff at good prices…and the food is excellent.
    I’ll try to be more diligent about checking the blog…nice article about the bbq!

  • http://www.anotherwineblog.com Joe Power

    Hey Steve, glad to see you are back!

    We have been to Cova, but I believe we were at the Kirby location. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I wrote about it.

    http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/112

    Let me know what days and times you are working and we will stop in soon.

  • http://www.anotherwineblog.com Joe Power

    Hey Steve, glad to see you are back!

    We have been to Cova, but I believe we were at the Kirby location. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I wrote about it.

    http://www.anotherwineblog.com/archives/112

    Let me know what days and times you are working and we will stop in soon.

  • Steve

    Joe,
    I just read that archive…and, we just put back the paradigm on the menu…(although, I think it’s the ’05) but it is quite good. And Alex actually works at the Washington store as well…he’s VERY in the know on wines…a little crazily so… Another cab of the same quality, if not a step higher is the Darioush Cab sav… http://www.darioush.com/wines_info.html?db=wine
    Anyways…I mainly work nights…I’ll get a copy of my schedule and shoot you an email…but…hope to see ya soon!
    Steve

  • Steve

    Joe,
    I just read that archive…and, we just put back the paradigm on the menu…(although, I think it’s the ’05) but it is quite good. And Alex actually works at the Washington store as well…he’s VERY in the know on wines…a little crazily so… Another cab of the same quality, if not a step higher is the Darioush Cab sav… http://www.darioush.com/wines_info.html?db=wines&action=info&id=38&archived=0
    Anyways…I mainly work nights…I’ll get a copy of my schedule and shoot you an email…but…hope to see ya soon!
    Steve

  • http://www.anotherwineblog.com Joe Power

    Amy corrected me on the location already. We’ll be in soon.

  • http://www.anotherwineblog.com Joe Power

    Amy corrected me on the location already. We’ll be in soon.

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