Well, the confession is simple. As hard as I live everyday of my life trying to be taken as a savvy wine snob the truth is, I don't understand the slippery business that is wine label at all. I know the grapes and I know mostly what it does but there's always something about the wine I'm drinking that I can't explain. I mean, ALWAYS.
The thing is, I find that nonsense whenever winemakers wrap up a wine talk by saying "I'd like to say more, but I'd better let the wine speaks for itself." I know it's suppose to be rhetoric but still, it makes no sense even if it's just a manner of speaking for the guys. Golly, it's flat out gibberish. Dude, fill me in, it's just a damn liquid and it can't speak no matter how hard I slosh it in my mouth!
I think there's scheme behind this. Wine people are the only bunch who wants to educate us this way so as to sell more. Let's use pork to draw an analogy. We'd describe a well-cooked pork as tender, juicy and what not but we'd never be expected to argue over where it's from, and when and how the hog was butchered, or whether he's chopped down into pieces in a full moon. No, the hog wasn't killed in 2005 and sorry to disappoint you, that was a year of bad weather so the harvest was extremely bad. In fact, I've quitted reading the wine labels seriously for information that I wanted since I figured out my mouth is programmed to eat and swallow, not to decipher the secrecy of the world as the winemakers want me to. In the long run, I'll only see the appeal of blind wine tasting wine when there's something likewise for pork and beef -- and yep, no body is leaving this dining room until someone can tell me how and where this banana was raised.
And if you're still with me up to now, I'd like to introduce to you the best wine I've ever tasted in my life. I knew it the moment I saw it, even without tasted it. Absolutely!