my true love has always been pinot noir, and in high summer a crisp sauvignon blanc can really send me to heaven, but strangely enough, as of late im finding that i crave the bolder reds, which i had never desired ever. syrah, and cabernets in particular. as a vegetarian i find they go well with legumes, dark rice. who knows ? :)
I personally prefer whites. Right now, it seems I have less of a "after" headache with the whites. But recently I have gotten hooked on the Moscato . It's very sweet (not nearly as sweet as an Ice Wine ) but sweet.
My all time fav's are: Barefoot (colorado) Moscato and pretty much anyone's White zinfandel. We rescently tried a red zinfandel that was fantastic too...
My thought is, if you are red OR white, you're not enjoying wine and food at full capacity for ideal pairings. Of course, taste is subjective, yet I think raw kumamoto oysters, delicate gravlax and lobster tail with drawn butter suffer a bit when paired with a red wine, unless it's pink!
Where do you purchase your grapes? Are you buying bulk? or growing them yourself? Best, Cj
Megan Calhoun said:
Don't get me started on Zin! My husband started making wine in 2004, partially to celebrate Oscar's birthday. It was a Zin, and it was AWESOME. We still make wine, but are running out of the Zin and have shifted to Cabs and Marsanne blends....
I like both. In the summertime I seem to gravitate towards whites unless we have a glass with steak. I love a glass of pinot grigios after my son has gone to sleep or a sauvignon blanc. In the winter I tend to gravitate more towards a pinot noir or a shiraz. I tend to like my wines on the drier side - nothing to sweet. Also, I'm not a big fan of bubbles in my wine ;)
I drink more white than red, its hot most of the year in texas so a nice chilled white wine goes well. I drink red around the holidays nov-jan mostly. one of my fave brands of red is marques de caceres. they make rioja and shiraz i think its a spanish brand.