Saturday, April 08, 2006
Last night I experienced my first wine tasting party. It was a great time of fellowship, enjoyment and wine education. I never realized that there was so much variety in wine, each really has it's own aroma, and flavor. We tasted six in all swirling and sniffing and swishing. In the end my favorite was an Australian wine, [Yellow Tail] Cabernet Sauvignon. "Aromas of blackberries, cassis, vanilla and mint leap from the glass. This perfectly balanced wine displays rich berry flavors, with toasted oak and soft, velvety tannins". A very smooth red wine. There was something wonderful about the experience. I don't think it was just the wine, but how secure I felt in being there. I felt able to be all of who I am, that it would be enjoyed and accepted. There seemed to be a unity and love for one another that blessed me.