What kind of wine lover are you? (by Matt Kramer)

Posted: May 8, 2013 by wynmaker in Tasting, Wine, World wine news
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Obsessive-Compulsive? Hedonistic? Or just carefree?

 

“There may be more to learn by climbing the same mountain a hundred times than by climbing a hundred different mountains.”—Richard Nelson, The Island Within

It all began while I was making one of my favorite dishes, a lemon risotto. I make it often, if only because risotto is kind of a signature dish chez Kramer, especially when we’re entertaining.

Now, making risotto is not that hard. But I’ve discovered that a good number of otherwise adept cooks are daunted by risotto because a certain “know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em” sense of—to borrow from wine terminology—ideal ripeness is involved. It’s not that hard. But a little repetition helps.

While making the risotto I thought of author Richard Nelson’s observation cited above. And that, in turn, made me think about wine loving.

We all know an awful lot of wine lovers. They’re winemakers, sommeliers, winery owners, restaurateurs and, not least, our fellow wine-loving friends. If you want to get a sense of just how persuasive wine is in your life, give a thought to how many of your friends don’t drink wine. My guess is that, apart from a handful who abstain from alcohol altogether
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