Lots of wine geeks like me are frequently asked a challenging question: What’s your favorite wine? Or, as was interrogatively launched my way recently from the lips of an eager wine neophyte friend…what’s your favorite red wine?
Now, one has a natural inclination to deflect that question, as if the questioner doesn’t understand how large the wine world is, and how difficult it would be for the well-traveled geek to make a commitment like this.
But in my most candid moments I readily admit that this is posturing…posturing on the part of us geeks! Most of us really do have a “favorite” wine, adverse though we may be to blurting it out for fear of seeming “small.”