Making the move from white to red wine

Almost a decade ago, I decided red wine was too much of a stain risk and that white wine was the way to go ;)

And I’ve been choosing white wine over red ever since… that is until I was introduced to Basse Felix Estate’s Red Pinot (2009) at Clarences late last year. I was impressed by how smooth it was and how well it matched my meal.

I’ve had many more evenings filled with Pinot Noir since…

There was a P themed BYO Wine night run by Perth Wine Blogger Good Drop. No surprises which type of wine was most popular that night!

I had the pleasure of trying amongst many (there were 10 or so of us and we each came with a bottle)…

The Capel Vale 2010 Pinot Noir from Western Australia…

Capel Vale Debut 2010 Pinot Noir, Western Australia

Phi 2010 Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley…

Phi Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 2010

That night I learnt the way you hold your wine glass and the shape of the glass makes a huge difference to the taste. The explanation was rather scientific, for instance I was told the molecules react to changes to temperature created by the warmth of our hands which in turn affects the taste. I’d be keen to do a wine appreciation course to learn more.

My next solid wine weekend was thanks to Wine Selectors who sent me a sample of their Autumn Collection to try over Easter.

A gift from Wine Selectors

Of course the first bottle we opened was a Pinot Noir :) The Riposte by Tim Knappstein No 1 Pinot Noir 2010 from Adelaide Hills complemented our seafood feast put on by my Italian mother-in-law on Good Friday really well. It was smooth and light which I enjoyed being a red wine beginner but my sister-in-law prefers her pinot with a bit more body.

We also tried the Keith Tulloch 2010 Semillon from the Hunter Valley…this was an evenly balanced wine with a nice mix of fruitiness (wasn’t too fruity or dry). It was very refreshing and a great treat on a warm Easter Monday.

Keith Tulloch Semillon 2010, Hunter Valley

So that’s my wine story ;) Keen to hear if anyone else has a preference for white or red wine and if it is a weather thing or something random as avoiding stains like me!

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