- Posted by Danielle Gillespie
The other day I was plugged into my headphones and this song came up on my playlist. I actually like this song. Don’t judge. Seriously! I’m making a point, not looking for a character assessment based on my musical choices (and by all means, if you are offended by explicit lyrics, please do not listen to this song).
Curious about how my musical taste stacked up to a professional DJ-friend, I sent her a text and asked if it was wrong to like this song? Her response, “you know who you’re asking, right?” I love this response because of it’s undeniable parallel with conversations I frequently have about wine.
Like my taste in music, my taste in wine varies. Sure, I have a couple of favorites, but I largely cast a wide net to see what sticks. I try lots of different things and have a couple of “Curtain Call” equivalents in my wine cellar. Some of these choices have been professional recommendations and some have been good old-fashioned shots in the dark.
The fact is, it’s not wrong to like anything. Everyone has different tastes in wine, some are focused some are wide ranging. Some people like light wines, some like them brooding. But no matter what you like, the only opinion that really matters is your own!
Good wine professionals, like good DJs, can help steer you to something completely new that you might like to try, or to something familiar and in your comfort zone. Great wine professionals will leave you to your opinions and will even take the bottle back if you don’t like it. I have been extremely fortunate to have been in the company of many great wine professionals and while each one had a passion for what they were selling, they always asked me what I thought (I’ve never been disappointed, by the way).
For me, wine is about the complete experience; being with friends, enjoying a meal and engaging with the scene. So, go ahead, enjoy that “Curtain Call” and confidently love the bottle you’re with.