My son and I decided to walk around the local wine and spirits shop today after our workout.
I’m like a fish out of water in such a place. I’m a beer guy, with maybe a couple of glasses of wine per year and champagne on special occasions (weddings and New Year’s Eve).
I’ll admit I know nothing about wine. I still get confused as to which one, red or white, goes in the fridge and which one does not. I have no idea if a pinot noir is white or red, and the same for a cabernet, as well as every other type of wine out there. It just never seemed worth the effort to get to know such stuff.
My favorite wine (I think you can call it wine) is sangria. Maybe that statement right there says something about my taste, and knowledge, of wine.
So I was curious to see what kind of sangria was available at the store, but I had trouble finding it. I didn’t see any section for it, as I saw for pinot noirs and cabernets, or Australian, or Spanish wines, among others.
When I asked the clerk, she was kind enough to walk me over to where the sangria was kept/hidden, and I noticed that the section was labeled “Economy”.
It was then and there that it hit me – I have no taste.
Especially when it comes to wine.
But it didn’t bother me in the least as I spent some time browsing through the various brands of sangria.
While I didn’t buy anything this time, the good thing is that the next time I go to the store I can act like I know what I’m doing and go right to the Economy section and pick up the biggest and cheapest bottle of Sangria I can find.
When I bring it home, I’ll put it in the fridge, even though I’m not sure if that’s where it belongs.
And when I’m ready for a glass or two, I’ll add in a little fruit, and I’m a happy cheapskate.