I’ve been slowly becoming more interested in wine over the years. Before I turned twenty-one, I knew I liked Beringer White Zinfandel because it’s sweet (without being sickeningly so) and not overly dry. No, it’s not dry at all, which I like. Over the years, I’ve tried over a dozen wines, some that I adore and some that I wouldn’t put into my mouth again if someone paid me a lot of money. Now that I’m much older, and especially because I live in the Texas Hill Country, surrounded by vineyards, I want to try more. Now, I’m not Frasier Crane or his brother Niles, so I’m no wine snob, and I don’t know even a tenth of what I should know to become a wine connoisseur.
I would, however, like to learn.
When I set up this blog, aside from my own cooking and drink recipes that I wanted to post, I wanted to use this for restaurant reviews and even brand reviews for wine, beer, perhaps even food items (where I prefer one brand over another).
So, now I want to do my first wine review, as best I can without being the aforementioned wine snob.
With last night’s dinner of chicken vindaloo, my friend Jenn who was visiting bought a bottle of Barefoot Moscato. Now I’d once had Ste. Genevieve Moscato, or rather a taste of it once when my sister and I went to Goliad Days in October of 2009, and I’d determined then that Moscato is damned delicious. If you want to know more about a Moscato, here is a goodly bit of information about it. If you like sweet wines but not extremely sweet ones (like Mogen David), then this would be a wine for you. For a dessert wine that has become a little more mainstream on the dinner table, I would say that this lightly sweet treat on the tongue is one of my favorites. I was pleased to find out that the Barefoot label does not disappoint.