Between the wines weâ€™ve been pouring for the Intermediate course and the ones Iâ€™ve tasted both at home and at professional events, Iâ€™ve recently found myself drinking a lot of wines that I normally wouldnâ€™t. This, of course, isnâ€™t because I donâ€™t like them, but simply because, like most people, I tend to get stuck in a wine rut.
Let me explain: Like most wine lovers, I have a few styles of wine that I gravitate towards. In my case, these tend to be Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines from Bordeauxâ€™s Left Bank, Grenache-dominated reds from the Southern Rhone, classic and international varietals from Tuscany and Southern Italy, Pinot Noirs from Burgundy and the Russian River Valley, and Gruner Veltliners from Austria. I buy these because I enjoy them, and because I relish any and every opportunity I have to explore them in greater depth.
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