Being a newbie, I'm about to bust myself out on this one, but I thought I’d start a thread since this is the place I should have been investigating/discussing/posting since 1997. Why ’97 you may ask? That was the year this beer-guzzling fraternity boy discovered good wine.
Do you remember your first time?
After college my mother handed me a 1988 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling – Auslese she received from a friend. Knowing little about aged Rieslings, I looked it up and compared its color to many a “wine course” book. Despite all this research, the best came upon tasting. THIS was the wine that hooked me and made me transition from that aforementioned fraternity beer-guzzling boy to a wine enthusiast. It’s taken eight years of constant reading, experimenting, and searching to truly appreciate that Riesling and learn about others. I almost wish I had that day/taste back again. It was the first entry in my first (of three thus far) wine journals. I hearken back to it occasionally to reminisce, but this spot of metacognition allows me to recognize that first moment when I found the true joy that is wine.