corner view :: wine
When I first arrived in Italy twelve years ago, I didn't know very much about wine...except that I didn't care for it all that much. Consider that I was exposed mostly to cheap supermarket Zinfandel (in a box!) before then, and it's not all that difficult to understand, is it?
Today, I only know a little more about wine, but I have grown to love and appreciate it...so much that I can't imagine my life without it. Therefore, I am never leaving Italy. Ha! How do you like that logic? It's a big jump, but I don't have time to rationalize my fallacies in this post.
I won't bore you with what I know because likely it will only lead to you thinking I'm some sort of wine snob, when, in fact, I am no kind of snob, wine or otherwise.
Good wine is wine that appeals to you. That's the simple truth to it.
I now live in a place where I have the opportunity to taste an incredible spectrum of wines, where the supply is generous and so are the people who surround me.
This is how I have come to be a regular wino with tastes for and opinions about wines. I drink them. A lot. I know what I like, and it is still not Zinfandel. But I must tell you, I have had good wine in a box; it was a lovely rose from Provence. And it was pretty cheap, too.
So...I've come full circle, haven't I? Back to cheap pink wine in a box! And travel to Provence.
Sounds logical to me.
I'm still not leaving Italy, though.
(Except to move to France, of course.)
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