And so my red wine journey has begun.
Tonight I am drinking a heicha that has lots of woody notes and is quite easy on the mouth so I decided why not do what I've put off for a weekend: a red wine comparison.
With the heicha serving as my water to sip before trying the other wine, I'm I'm for a very interesting first side by side.
Wine and puerh have so many similarities that it's crazy. The region, age, style... even to what it's being drank from.
Tonight is a 2015 pinot noir from #boglevineyards and a 2015 pinot noir from #windsoroaksvineyards called #balverne
Both are pinot noir, from California and a few years old. As far as the age of vineyard, aged period, time for maturation, season picked, grape size, or whatever contributes to what it is... I'm not too sure, but I can say that there is a clear difference in taste that I would have never expected because I thought most all wine is the same.
This same conclusion happens when someone tried puerh for the first time though. An average person picks up that 90 points bottle for $10 and decides if they will try more again or be done with it. Just like puerh, cheap samples without knowing much and the brew comes out unappealing because of quality or time brewed; not to say that some people wont like it either way, but that's rare!
It's something like this tasting that someone helped me out with that reminds me of what I've been doing for others. That huge difference in taste makes one worth the extra amount which in the long run may not be that much but it would have never been experienced without a guide. Thankfully I've befriended some wine friends to help me out on the crazy journey.
Tonight my passion for tea burns stronger than before because through tasting I've experienced what words do not provide justice for when we describe taste, mouth feel, aroma, and overall experience.
I really hope that one day I can articulate the connection of wine and puerh to help bridge those communities as I learn more about both so we can all share in tasting quality while befriending one another.
Anyone ever talked of this topic?
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