At Mission Wines, my friends and I are the sole representatives of the 25 and under demographic.
It’s a bit sobering to chip in five or ten bucks each for a $20 or $30 bottle of wine–nothing to shake a stick at–and watch as silver-haired gentlemen wearing well-worn L.L. Bean vests and Eddie Bauer sweaters carry out cases (CASES!) of $50 wine to their idling sports cars.
That’s why I love going to wine tastings. For $10 I can try five different wines. Nothing’s worse than spending good money on a vaunted bottle of wine and finding that it’s terrible. (I guess the same goes for first dates, eh?)
The five wines at the tasting today were:
- Juve y Camps Brut Rosé | Sparkling Pinot Noir (Sant Sadurini D’Anoia, Spain)
- Breggo Ferrington Vineyard | Sauvignon Blanc (Anderson Valley, California)
- Luzon | Monastrel/Syrah (Jumilla, Spain)
- Chateau Puygueraud Cotes de Francs | Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Malbec (Bordeaux, France)
- Graves | Syrah (Paso Robles, California)