Last night I was at a dinner, sipping on a white wine. I thought to myself, “This needs a little more acid, a little more peach and a little more lemon for it to be just right.” The wine was a Sauvignon Blanc from Napa. What I really wanted it to be was a Riesling from the Mosel.
Tonight I was at a steak house. The last few nights I haven’t enjoyed red wine. Headache city. So I decided to finally order that Riesling from the Mosel.
What happened? The Riesling matched up superbly with the pasta. There was a glass of Rioja on the table and it just fought the food. The Riesling danced with the pasta like Fred Astaire with Ginger Rogers.
I’m not saying this is the kind of thing for everyone. But for where I was, it worked and it hummed.
My point? Don’t let preconceptions and convention hold you back from trying something out of the ordinary. You never know when you’re going to get a second chance to dance with Ginger.
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