Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Obsessive Compulsive Wine Drinking? Don't laugh, it happens.

Hey kids. It's been a while since my last post. Things have been a little crazy lately, and I apologize for the lack of content. I wanted to get a flavor for what y'all have been drinking lately. Me personally, I find I go through periods where I consistently want to drink the same type of wine over and over...until of course I get sick of it and don't want to drink it for another 2 months. Does this happen to you? Don't be alarmed, it happens to many wine drinkers.

In fact, I believe my wife is in the middle of a Brunello phase, and Grape Nut was telling me the other night that he is on a Baby Brunello binge. My dad is in a Leaping Lizard Cabernet craze...a wine I introduced him to, and one that I think makes a fine everyday wine. So what is it exactly? Are we no better than heroin addicts? Am I a drug pusher for inflicting this obsessive behavior on my dad? Well I say hello NO! It happens...when something gives you pleasure, you tend to repeat the activity. It's basic human nature...much like sexy time.

Anyway, I am deep in the throws of a Pinot Noir fad. It's interesting, because I've never been a particularly big fan of Pinot. But right now, I am really enjoying it. It all started several weeks back, when my wife and I enjoyed a bottle of Pinot at a local restaurant. So much so that I went out and bought 6 bottles of that particular bottle (Pessagno Central Avenue Pinot Noir 2005, from California) and 6 other randomly selected bottles...most of which are now gone. Ok, stop looking at me like I'm a wino.

So, I've aired my dirty laundry and told you what I've been obsessing over, now it's your turn to spill the beans. Is there a particular variety of wine you're enjoying right now that you can't seem to transition from? C'mon, don't be shy. I promise I won't make fun of you...even if it is Franzia White Zinfandel.

Think of it this way...the info you provide will be helpful for when Grape Nut and I decide to organize a wine tasting. Something we have discussed by the way.

The microphone is open, so sound off!


MyManMisterC said...

I think I have been more prone to buying Pinots since I saw Sideways, and I am sure I am not the only person who can make that statement.

But what Paul Giamatti's character said in that movie is very true -- they are such a delicate grape that they absorb so many other flavors.

Grape Nut said...

As mentioned I'm hooked on the Baby Burnellos or Rosso di Montlicino. I think for the value they have a lot of complexity. Very different. Before that I was addicted to Spanish wines. We'll see where we go from here.

As for sideways, I hate that people have pretty much written off Merlot. Done right it's an amazing grape.

farley said...

I was going through a major bubbles blitz, so much so I had to quit writing posts about my winedrinking to not look obsessive.
Also had a brief spell with Sauvignon Blanc recently.

grape nut, I think there's now a backlash against the backlash against Merlot...

Grape Nut said...

That's great to hear Farley. Seems crazy for people to just rule out a whole grape because of some movie.

Merlot + Rib Eye = Tasty

MyManMisterC said...

Merlot + Ribeye = Tasty

Oh man that's great.

Mr. Pibb + Red Vines = Crazy Delicious