Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Connoisseur and the Novice are equally welcome

It is a rumour that only those ones who already discovered the true spirit in wine can join a wine tasting tour. It is a rumour, too, that all those ones who 'just like' to drink wine will overdo it on a wine tasting tour. Though it is no rumour that not everyone likes the same wines while on a wine tasting tour.

For exactly those reasons we stop at 3 different boutique wineries in Gibbston Valley. But why exactly do we tend to feature those boutique wineries? We believe that you - the wine taster - will be welcomed as a true believer of Bacchus (or Dionysus which is his other name) at the smaller places . As you know, Bacchus was the Acient Greek God of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy. That's why wine brings us so much joy and relaxation - don't you think?

Seriously... Just the other day, we hosted a small group of connoisseurs. They knew their wines, alright. They enjoyed those glistering drops very much and bought at each vineyard a different variety of wine.

The first winery sold some white wine; the second was chosen for the rose and the last did unlock the secret of Gibbston Valley's Pinot Noir.

But what if you don't (yet) know how to properly taste wines? Please: don't burden yourself with this notion that wine HAS to be tasted in a specific manner. Wine tasting - and drinking for this matter - is a very, very personal thing. Believe me: if you like to drink wine, whatever colour is has, you will certainly be welcomed as a 'Bacchus Club Member' and enjoy those treasures like everyone else does.

By the way: if you are truly interested in learning how to taste like a professional: ask the wine maker :-) Seriously - they DO know!

Here is your link to the Queenstown  food and wine lovers tour.

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