Friday, February 10, 2012

Are you a red or a white?

I was talking to my father-in-law last night about wine. He manages a restaurant and I brought him a sample from Rome Valley last week to taste. It was, however, a white wine and when I asked him last night what he thought about it, he said it was a good wine, but he didn't like whites, which brought us into a whole conversation about how some people are reds and some are whites.

And that was the way wine consumption was presented to me several years ago when I started drinking it myself. I latched onto whites first (probably because it was summer time) and immediately garnered myself the label of "white."

[caption id="attachment_582" align="aligncenter" width="324" caption="At RVV's wine release party at Disneyland's Club 33 last summer, chardonnay in hand"][/caption]

But you wanna know something? I like red wine probably just as much if not more than I like white. To be entirely honest, I'll take pretty much any wine you hand me and enjoy the heck out of it. In fact, my favorite two wines are pinot grigio, a white and barbera, which is a red. I am an equal opportunity wine drinker.

But my mom? She's a red for sure. My brother? Red. Jim? Red. My friend Stacy? White.

It makes me wonder why people only like one or the other? They say wine is an acquired taste, so doesn't it stand to reason that if you only like one or the other that sucking it up and drinking the one you aren't fond of will cause you to "acquire" the taste? All I know is I love wine, both red and white and it seems a dern shame that some people limit themselves to only one or the other.

One thing I'm sure we can all agree on the deliciousness of is frozen yogurt.

I hadn't had fro-yo in so long, it just sounded perfect last night. I filled my cup about 1/3 full with vanilla yogurt and then topped it with carob chips, peanut butter chips, blueberries, strawberries and red and white "Valentines" gummy bears (are you seeing the theme here?)....oh and some peanut butter cups too. I've always had a weird stigma about mismatching flavors, but I figured I'd give it a try, and it was sure yummy!....and to be totally honest, I didn't eat any peanut butter chips with gummy bears or anything weird. They're perfectly segregatable.

Are you a red or a white? Or are you both, like me?


  1. I am certainly both, more of my wine is red, but I really do prefer the white. I just think it is a cleaner, truer expression. Also more refreshing on a hot day!

  2. I agree! We are having a bottle of chardonnay with dinner, actually. :)

  3. Yes sissy i am for sure a red, but i try to keep an open mind and as you know have tried many whites. I do like to have a nice very chilled buttery chardonnay on a warm day. I cant wait to try Rome Valleys new white soon.

  4. Maybe even tomorrow...if you're lucky.