I love wine. Almost all wine, except for the fake wine, Blush. But red, white, dry, sweet, and even dessert wine. I am a wine snob. Well, sort of a wine snob.
I never recommend wines based on price, only on tastes. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy an expensive wine, but you can get a great tasting wine for fewer than fifteen dollars. Just comparing my two favorite wineries, Va La and Heritage, you can tell that prices are not going to change my opinions.
Va La, a micro-vineyard in southern PA is a fantastic winery, but their wines are on the expensive side. Even the tastings are expensive. They make only dry wines, and almost only red. They do have one white, a dry white, which is pretty good. But they excel at their reds. However, you are going to pay for it. Their cheapest bottle sells for $25, while their most expensive is $45. And, of course, I love that red. I once dropped a grand at Va La in one trip. I always recommend them to people who like reds. I admit, not all of my friends agree with me, but they don’t have to, I like them. They also serve some food with their tastings, and I cannot recommend their wine infused truffles enough.
Now Heritage is on the other end of the spectrum. They make a larger variety of wines, more whites, some blushes (yuck), and some red. The wine that I get the most there is their Jersey White. It is fantastic. It is a sweet white wine with just a hint of peach, and it costs less than $15. I drink it almost throughout the summer, sitting outside listening to music with my friends on Thursday nights. But it’s not only that wine I like there; I like almost all of their wine. Their Syrah, Chambourcin, Merlot, Chardonnay, all of them good.
In short, if you find a wine that you like, you shouldn’t care what others think, including the “professionals”. If you like it, drink it.
Unless it’s a blush, then you are un-American.