Yes I was a little nervous but as the evening moved a long and it all went well I started to relax more. However, I must say I was more concentrated on my presentation than taking part of the tasting. I would have to taste these wines again in order to get a proper opinion of them. Luckily three different bottles were left. I guess I can have a little wine tasting with C on Sunday.
Doing and being part of a wine tasting is actually one of the best ways to learn more about wine and about grapes. The way we do these wine tastings is by just pouring a tiny bit in each glass. Enough for just a couple of sips and the rest is poured out. Everyone has a sheet of paper for notes. Only small pieces of bread and water is served as the actual tasting takes place. Once the tasting is done everyone is free to enjoy what remains of the wines and bread, cheese and snacks are served. It is a nice three hour event that is hosted once a month at the hostess of the months home. The person that is hosting chooses what wines or grapes they want to do.
Raquel brought some lovely flowers to decorate the table from her garden.
From one wine tasting to another. Paul Ullrich is one of the best wine houses/stores in Basel. They regularly do different tastings as well. You pay about 10 dollars and you can all the wines they are doing on that particular evening. Tonight I am going to one of their wine events where they are doing French wines. Later on they will be doing an Italian one. I got their flying in the mail box announcing their event. At the end of October there will also be the big wine messe in Basel. Vendors and wine houses from all over Europe will be participating and about 1500 wines will be available for trying, tasting and purchasing. Puh! The big wine messe will require some planning and research as one will have to decide on what to go for and try.
Getting a better knowledge about wine I feel is natural as I am also interested in cooking and good food. The right wine paired with the right food enhances both the flavors of the food as well as the wine.
At the moment I am not sure I want to head out at all today. The rain is pouring down and it is getting colder. Fall is here for sure, well after all it is October. I will bike to the gym but shower at home as there is no point in taking a shower there and then getting all wet again on my bike.