It seems so mature, so sensible, so much like the nectar that puts hair on our faces, and brings the opposite sex to our mercy (or the same sex). It is treated as the perfect complement to the most delicious bites of food and to know one’s wines is to be of a higher caliber. Real people, real classy folks, they know their wine and they know how to drink it.
But who would expect you or me to know everything there is to know about wine by age 18? Even by 22, that is kind of a stretch. At this point in our lives, whiskey seems more exciting and, most nights, we just want to get drunk for cheap. That being said, the folks here at the Basement Fridge want to give you a few tips to help you out in case you decide that something slightly more respectable than jugs of Carlo Rossi are in order.
1. Know the basics
To be honest, I think wine snobbery is dumb. If someone at school tries to parade their alleged knowledge of wines, hit them in the face. However, it is helpful to know the very basics — especially if you plan on pairing a wine with food. Rieslings and a hearty porterhouse steak don’t work as well together as a zinfandel would. That is because of the fundamental properties of the wine.
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So here’s one for you.Why the hell do you drink?I am, of course, assuming that you do,in fact, drink; however, this being a college male-oriented blog, I see the presumption as a minimal trespass. (By the way, if you don’t drink, you can kindly get the fuck out. This one isn’t for you.)
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George Hanson: [drinking his Jim Beam] Here’s the first of the day, fellas! To old D.H. Lawrence. [flapping one arm like a chicken] Neh! Neh! Neh! Fuh! Fuh! Fuh! Indians.