On my list of 100 most boring kinds of people ever, "people who are into wine" are way up there. I don't know what it is. All the people I know who are into wine are usually complete blow-hards. I don't think there is a strong correlation between being a blow-hard and being into wine. I think it is just my bad luck. I actually am really keen on learning more about wine (and food). I want to develop my palette so as not to feel like a complete idiot in restaurants. I want to be able to tell a Gewurztraminer from a Sangiovese, y'know ?? (LOL, first two wines listed in my google search)
So for the past few months, I have been making effort: I've bookmarked the New York Times Dining and Wine section and I've been sticking different wine articles on the fridge with a magnet so that I can look at them often. I suppose at some point I will actually have to start buying some wine but I'm ramping up slowly. At some point, I'm going to have to walk into the LCBO without casting a sidelong glance over to the Smirnoff Ice aisle. Once, I have the whole wine thing down, I am going to get into cheese. I love cheese !