I’m not intending to promote alcohol with this post so much as to promote the perks and general acceptance of white wine. I have a friend who is infamous for repeating a line that I find quite amusing: “As a youthful bachelor I survive off of white wine and avocados.” The quote was taken from one of my favorite shows on television called Bored to Death aired on HBO. Unfortunately the show is no longer developing new episodes, but for the three seasons that were aired, it was a treat. It was perfect TV for the Fall. In the show, a character named Jonathon is going through a breakup because his girlfriend thinks he is an immature, pot smoking, alcoholic. In hopes to gain back her trust in him he decides to switch from drinking hard alcohol to white wine due to lower alcohol levels. In the show, his character seems to use the drink to help along in a sort of reviving process of his life. I recommend watching.
Back to the wine… White wine is an elegant drink that can be bought for as little as a few dollars up to sums of thousands of dollars. And the great thing is, once you’re drinking it, nobody will know the price point. White wine specifically is normally meant to be served chilled and can be enjoyed year round.
There are no specific times or places where white wine is frowned upon. Often people think it is a must to consume some type of cabernet while eating steak (or other red meats). Have you ever tried a bone-in rib eye with a glass of Chardonnay? It is refreshing and it cleanses your pallet like a red wine would not. Yes, white wine has the reputation to be drank whilst eating white meat, but don’t be shy to drink your whites with red meats.
The three most basic types of white wine are Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc. There are many more tasteful whites, but these three are your basic. Our advice: Try all three within your next three times out and see which you like best. Learn about it, and develop a passion towards your drink. Don’t drink it to abuse it or get drunk. Drink it because you appreciate the taste, where it comes from, and the process it took to become what it is.
White wines are said to be enjoyed best during summer and spring seasons, but is suitable year-round. For best product enjoyment, white wine should be consumed in a narrow wine glass with a sharp sipping point. As opposed to red wine glasses, that are preferred to have an all-around thicker glass, white wine glasses are to be thinner allowing for better aroma concentration for the more delicate white wines. The wines are most often served best around 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you are not a wine drinker, gracefully attempt a transition, and begin with white wine. I think you will enjoy.
Here’s another clip from Bored to Death, one of the better scenes: