The Process

The wine tasting process

Wines are absolutely beautiful and are intended to be enjoyed.  Some people collect wines and I did at one point in my life, but then I learned something.  Eventually, some day, every single wine will eventually hit its peak and then begin the downward spiral to its demise.  This is inevitable.  I have since decided that I would not go through life collecting wine and pulling out that "special" bottle on a special occasion.  Any day is a great day to ship a glass (or a bottle) of wine, right?

Some folks taste dozens of wines per day, spit them out, dump them and really don't enjoy them.  The life of a wine taster/blogger, huh?  Well, that's not me.  I open a bottle, sometimes decant the wine, swirl the heck out of it and taste it - really taste it.  There is no brown bag blind tasting.  I study the label, the aromas, the flavors and learn about the winemaker, the winery, the process, the history and the appellation.  I then provide you with an absolute honest review because I want you to experience what I do.  Let's enjoy this wine journey together and have fun while do so!

Just to be very won't find a wine on this blog that I wouldn't personally serve to my family and friends.  Sure, some wines taste better than others.  Everyone knows that.  But what you won't find here is a wine blog that trashes wines or the great folks who create them?  What is the point?  No, I'm not afraid of telling someone that their wine tastes like motor oil, but I just wouldn't tell the world that.  Instead, I'm going to tell you of wines that are appealing to me and in turn, will probably appeal to you.  If a winery submits a wine sample* for notes and it doesn't appear, well.......... sometimes the silence is deafening!

*Sending wine samples does not guarantee that Drink The Bottles will be able to give each bottle some wings and share my thoughts on it.  The blog has really been gaining some ground and as much as I try to review every single bottle, it may not be possible.  Thanks for understanding.

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