The Dark Side of Wine Tastings

March 21, 2015

When I was just getting into wine – I’d try to go to just about every wine tasting I could find and afford. I strongly recommend any novice to do the same. But…

At one point, some years later, while reviewing my old tasting notes, I was surprised to discover that I had no recollection whatsoever of some wines tasted in the past. Far from being able to boast an exceptional memory, I’ve always been relatively good in remembering the wines I drank. So to look at my handwritten notes on a flight of serious Bordeaux or SuperTuscans and draw a complete blank on some wines came as a surprise.