52 Bottles of Wine: A Journey Through 2015


I’ve never been much of a wine drinker, and definitely not a connoisseur. But so many people, including my nephew, enjoy wine that it just seems like something I should like. So I’ve made it my mission in 2015 to find at least one wine that I like. Hopefully more than one, but if I should have to pay more than $10 for a bottle, I’ll be happy with only one. Yes, I’m on a budget but I would rather find one more expensive wine that I like than 20 wines that are $10 or less.

I’m not totally inexperienced with wine but I am totally uneducated. In the 80s I liked a wine from Mouton Cadet, probably a burgundy because I recall it being really drying on the palate. Okay, I probably didn’t really like it but I thought I should because a cool couple I know liked it.

I also liked Blue Nun in the 70’s. I think that was when it was still a Liebfraumilch instead of a Riesling. It’s now a Riesling and maybe I’ll give it a try. It was an inexpensive wine for a young single crowd and fairly pleasing to drink. At least that’s how I remember it. And the bottle was so cool!

Cue the calendar pages flipping, like in old movies… These days I am still on a budget and much less fun that I was in the 70s. Hmm, I wonder if that had anything to do with the wine. Well, anyway, I’m going to find a wine I like and that is my mission for 2015. As a matter of fact, I’m naming my mission 52 Bottles of Wine. I will try 52 different wines this year and hopefully find one I like. Or maybe more than one. Now, I want to state up front that the name of the mission may be misleading because I probably am not going to drink 52 bottles of wine. But I will try at least 52 different wines. So, let’s see where this takes us…


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