The World of Wine

31 Jul

Why would anyone name a blog the “Fumbling Viniferist”?  

First, Vitis Vinifera is the primary variety of grape used for wine.   This group of grapes produces the wonderfully complex flavors of the wines we enjoy all around the world.   And “Fumbling”?  Well, that describes my foray into the wonderful world of wine, in all its complexities and joys.  It seems that the more varietals and vintages, regions and vintnors, that I sample; and the more that I learn about wine, the more I realize I don’t know.

What makes a great wine?

I’ve heard it said that wine is a product of the Grape, the Ground, and the Guy.  In future blogs, I’ll talk about differences between the most popular varietals (including the noble grapes and what that term means), and how the vineyard location (its terroir) influences the aromas and flavors of the wine.

Salud!

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One Response to “The World of Wine”

  1. Scott Brubaker August 6, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    Excellently written for the sopisticated elite!

    Why, I can easily you rich people talking like this for hours…:)

    Bill; this could really be someting that you crave to do every day. If this is the case…do it! Start the wine shop.

    Sincerely, Scott (note; you spelled salad incorrectly at the end of your note)

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