My childhood vacations were almost all spent in France. Buttery croissants, orangina, moules frites, escargots – I absolutely loved everything. The wine hobby of my parents was much less appreciated by us kids. After ubertedious visits to wineries we knew that once again we had to give up legroom on our way back. Dozens of boxes of wine were brought back home.
Once I seriously started drinking wine, I began to finally understand. Anyone who really loves good food, also likes wine. A good wine makes a dish taste even better and vice versa. Now there’s nothing I find more enjoyable than visiting such an ‘ubertedious’ winery and question the winemaker on loads of technical details. Yes, call me a wine nerd.
Which doesn’t mean I want to make wine unnecessarily complicated. During wine tastings, I notice that many people have an unfounded ‘fear’ of wine because wine professionals are throwing confusing terms at them. No-one should be afraid of wine. Wine is both for everyday drinking and festive moments, best enjoyed in good company. The fun part is: the more you read and learn about wine, the more interesting it gets. Sharing your experiences via social media is an important part of that.
I can’t wait to leave for France, the country where the seeds for my lifelong passion were sown. Together with five other European bloggers, I’m going on a road trip to discover the diversity of French wine styles. I’m sure it’s not going to be boring for one bit.
Hit the road!