52 Bottles of Wine Project (2012)
My New Years Resolution this year:
“ Drink a bottle of wine a week, for a full year “
Wine is something I have always found intimidating. At the heart of my fear are two things: the huge selection and the wealth of information.
However, I want to keep developing my palate and expanding both my tongue and brain. My thoughts are that I should be able to carry knowledge from Coffee and Whiskey, however I need to learn to be able to communicate across different mediums (wine being the oldest and most universal).
My hopes are that I can encourage others to break into the intimidating wine market, as I too start with the basics in a new medium. I have begun reading over the past few weeks, and will be using this project to dig into the basics.
The Idea: drink at least a bottle of wine per week, over the course of a year, totalling 52 bottles of wine (minimum).
The philosophy: wine can get very expensive. By spreading it out in this manner, it becomes a lot more approachable and attainable. The goal is to try and sample classic/ typical expressions of the major grape varieties. This sets a reference point for my brain and tongue as I begin to work into other wines, later in the year.
I have started a counterpart website called Wine Folk:
Feel free to participate with me, or even try buying the same wines and commenting in along the journey!