Just about everyone I know, and I think this includes you if you’re a reader of my blog, has some sort of wine collection, even if its a few bottles stored in a cupboard, or hundreds of bottles stored in a deluxe wine cooler. Read here for my choice of an entry-level wine cooler.
In fact, nationwide, wine collecting has become a serious hobby for some, and even for those who are not collectors, their need for hospitality, be it when guests come over, or when they go out to a party necessitates some knowledge of wine.
So how do you get to know your wine?
You could read magazines and books, and may I recommend Wine Enthusiast (buy on Amazon) as a good choice. But a far better way is to attend a wine tasting event. And that brings us to Crown Fine Wine & Spirits.
Crown Fine Wine and Spirits offers 2-hour wine (and sometimes Scotch or whiskey) tasting events all over South Florida.
You’ll get to sample over 40 wines, at all price levels and from all areas of the world, along with local vendors. Additionally, you’ll get to sample various accompanying foods that are expertly paired.
These events start at just $15 and are well worth it. For the price paid you’re getting a bargain, and you also get huge discounts should you decide to add to your collection. After going to a few of these events you’ll get a feel of what you like and can become far more wine fluent than if you were to just buy random bottles on your own.
My advice is to skip what you are already used to and try something new. Ask about the region the wine was made in, and the varietal (grape) it is made from. Take notes and enjoy the process.
Crown Fine Wine & Spirits has locations all over Florida and most recently they hosted wine tasting events at their Coral Cables, Pompano, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Boca Raton Locations. Bliss is nearby. Maybe I’ll see you there.
On the web: https://www.crownwineandspirits.com/events/
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