To just put it out there, I am obsessed with wine. My parents have always drunk wine so I have been around it for as long as I can remember, but I think the obsession was realized and solidified when I lived in Puerto Aysen, Chile for 10 months of my life as a volunteer English teacher. There, wine became part of my everyday life as it was such a part of theirs. Red wine. Cheap, boxed wine. Good, quality wine. Concha y Toro. Loads of it. I fell in love. Both of my ‘host moms’ in Spain and then in Chile gifted me a bottle of red wine as I returned to the states at the end of my stay there.
Now, it’s a part of my everyday life. I enjoy trying different types of wine, different brands of wine. I’m a sucker for gimmicky wine and creative labels that catch my attention. I WILL buy it. I buy cheap, Walmart brand wine when I have to. I splurge every once in a while for a bottle I wouldn’t normally buy, but I also have my Frontera/Concha y Toro (Chilean wine) that I always go back to.
I’m a lover of red wine, Cabernet Sauvignon to be more specific. My favorite white is Sauvignon Blanc. I love a good plate of pasta with a glass of red, and a nice plate of sushi with some white. I went to the Texas Wine Trail in the Hill Country for my first time this spring and I was in HEAVEN!
Oh yeah- craft beer! I almost forgot. I also love craft beer. I recently subscribed to a ‘by mail’ 3 month craft beer club for a gift for my fiancé and was extremely satisfied with the selection of brews from the micro and craft breweries. Ciders are my favorite, but I love trying any kind of beer that is infused with fruits or wild flavors, the latest trend. I am a true IPA fan and again, I usually go for all the out of the ordinary IPA flavors.
In my .Wine and Craft Beer. category, I will introduce you to my favorite wines, share (literally) every time I try a new bottle of wine (no joke) and all of the worthy craft beers that I discover…