Quick Question for C99'ers

In Tuesday's Open Thread the subject of wine came up and I mentioned that as a crew member at Trader Joe's, we have weekly wine tastings to enhance our product knowledge. Sometimes we taste flights of wine from a particular region, or from a particular grape. Presentations typically focus on the characteristics of the wine, accents, and the background of the vineyard. I don't profess to be an expert but I have learned a few things that might be useful, and/or interesting.

So, here's the question: how many of you would be interested in a "Wine Corner" feature added to the Tuesday OT's where we could talk about different wines and the foods that pair well with them?

Thanks for your input!

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Raggedy Ann's picture

The more we learn here, the better! Pleasantry

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@Raggedy Ann

Knew I could count on you!

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Sounds like a better topic than bombs. I'll ask my wino friends what they think. Wink

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@QMS I resemble that!

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@QMS

But, you're right Smile

Thanks for the input.

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Sounds good to me. As a wine drinker would find it interesting and informative. Plus, always browsing the reds while at Trader Joe's.

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@jakkalbessie

I might begin there. I was surprised how much I learned, and how much I liked it.

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skod's picture

with that! Love food and wine, love the art and science of winemaking. Bring it on!

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@skod

But I look forward to your input to the discussion!

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Would love to learn more.

Cheers!

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@TB mare

Thanks for stopping by!

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I really like the idea of having a wine discussion as a type of sidebar to your Tuesday OT.

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gulfgal98's picture

wine would be an excellent addition to it. Good Please share what you know with the rest of us. I would enjoy reading about wines along with the wonderful recipes you share.

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@gulfgal98

Thank you! I'm glad you are enjoying them. Smile

Thanks for the input!

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I'd love to know more about wine, Anja. I enjoy it but often cannot explain why. Some wines are so complex and surprising that they defy words. It's a great idea, go for it! Smile

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@laurel

I'm looking forward to hearing about the wines you guys love too! And since I won't know what level of wine knowledge everyone is coming in with, I'll try to mix it up with what I learn and supplement that with some basics. Like how you can tell whether a wine is more acidic, or tannic? And where do wines get either of those qualities? Along with a fun list of wine adjectives! Which I gotta tell ya, even surprised me. Chewy? Really? In a wine? How does that work? I guess we will find out together!

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@TheOtherMaven

I'm glad it was you Smile

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enhydra lutris's picture

unorthodoxies. We've been known to pair Bordeaux with hot dogs - they go well if there is no saurkraut involved.

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janis b's picture

as I will be at my mom’s in 6 weeks where I do our wine shopping at Trader Joe’s. About wine and food pairing I know nothing since I tend to drink the same red wines with everything. Your tastings and knowledge might help me out of my rut. Maybe you can suggest a white wine that in combination with some foods taste more like red ; ). I look forward to giving white a second chance.

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