I went to a German wine-probe last night. I should note early on in this essay....I'm NOT a wine connoisseur. You could offer me a 2-Euro bottle of wine and a forty-Euro bottle of wine, and it wouldn't matter to me.
I tend to have three feelings about wine:
- I'd drink warmed-up gluh-wine all year round (loaded with sugar), if I could. Sadly, it's usually only available in November and December.
- On a hot July afternoon, nothing is better than chilled Hessen Apple wine, and I'd drink two liters a day, if it were allowed in the house.
- Dry wine is worthless....other than cooking with it.
This wine-probe was a bit different than past events I've attended....they threw out a plate in front of participant loaded with six cheeses, and some bread. The event was a wine-and-cheese deal.
Sadly, I'm not much of a cheese connoisseur either. It could have all been Swiss cheese for me, and that would have been fine.
For me, these wine-probes are like a root-canal operation where the dentist wants to tell you everything he's doing....step-by-step....and they are adding 90 minutes onto the surgery.
It was simply six wines that we tasted....three red and three white. This guy who headed up the wine-probe....a German with a serious obsession and dedication toward wine....probably could have talked for six hours if you'd allowed him. Somewhere around 10:30 last night....it finally ended, and you walked out.
The thing is....with all that cheese and bread that you consumed....you fill a bit bloated. It was probably after midnight when I finally fell asleep.
My wisdom or suggestion on wine-probes....if you attend....do this in the afternoon, and find a guy who limits himself to 500 words on a particular wine.