Over 130 Bottles, No Repeats

Since my 35th birthday back in November of 2006, I have been on a quest to expand my wine tasting palate. Like everything that I do and similar to my father, I make my interests into obsessions.

In my house, I’m the only one that drinks wine. The kids like to smell the wine, usually claiming that they smell “strawberries on the edge.” Their training will have to wait a bit longer.

My goal was to try a different bottle of wine without repeating for a whole year. Having one glass per night as recommended, each bottle lasted about 4 nights. I kept my tasting notes and reviews on Cork’d, a social networking site for wine lovers.

Along the way I was inspired by WineLibraryTV, a great video podcast where host Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 2-4 wines, 5 nights per week. His podcast is fun and very educational, if not way over the top.

As of this post, I’ve tracked 134 wines in my Cork’d journal, which doesn’t include wines at friends houses or at restaurants or tasting events. What have I learned? I really enjoy tasting different wines!

So the plan is to keep going with the no repeat philosophy for as long as I can manage.