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Evolution of a wine lover

I heard it again today. Someone told me they are into white wines and have not graduated to reds yet. What is with this weird, but true process many wine aficionados go through?

Why do whites appeal to the uninitiated so much? I have been asking around and the answers are as varied as the opinions on our national debt crisis. Some like sweeter wines (Riesling, white zin, dessert wines), some like cold wines, and many are just not ready for tannin. I feel bad for some of these folks. Many are missing almost the entire wine experience. In fact, as you chill a wine all of the flavor profiles close up. This works great for flawed or inferior wines like white zinfandel. I just do not get why people would want to drink this way. Is it purely for the buzz? If so, have a margarita!
Be sure to grab a spare cap and gown the next time you hear someone tell you they have yet to graduate to reds. There is nothing wrong with white wines. Just don’t drink them because you are afraid of reds.

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