Happy one month blogging anniversary to me!
I can’t believe it has gone so fast, it feels like I have been doing this forever. Thank you to all the lovely people who have welcomed me to the blogging community & those following the blog too!
For now, today’s letter is: Q
For Quality. It’s time to get to the bottom of this controversial topic.
The issue of quality can be quite a muddy area for many as the quality of a wine can easily be confused with whether you like a wine. A great objective way of being able to assess the quality of a wine is B.L.I.C.E. It stands for the following:
If a wine has all of the above in spades, then it must be classed as a really high quality wine.
Here’s another thing: quality and price directly correlate, so the more you pay for your wine generally the better quality it is. That doesn’t necessarily mean that if you head out today and buy some really expensive wine then you’ll like it though. It’s like designer clothing – it might cost a fortune, but not every item is going to appeal to every person.
You also need take into account what marketing and exclusivity can do to the price of a product. Champange is a great wine, but not always worth the astronomical prices you pay for it, the same goes for classed growths, or the fine Burgundy’s of the world.
So whilst it’s great to be able objectively judge a wine’s quality, really the most important thing is that when you drink it you enjoy it.