A looooong time ago when this poll question was first asked on this board, I know I chose the 50/50 option and best as I recall, so did most of the respondents. But I also remember thinking that at our house if the scale tipped 55/45 slightly more toward one or the other, then it was tipped toward wine.
Well, I've changed, as I realized this morning when I saw Bob Parsons' question about what plans we have for wine this weekend. Unless I'm entertaining or there's an Open Mike I plan to participate in, it's safe to say that I don't think of it until the day of, and that's after I plan my meal. I am now firmly in the food-first camp.
And it's not that the wine is any less important or that my attitude toward food has changed, because neither is the case. I guess I'm just no longer the kid in the candy store that I once was where having a well cellar is concerned. For one, my cellar more than doubled in size--there really is a wine match for every possible type of food on hand. And for another, my cellar has matured: there are many, many more wines ready to drink. It's also true that my learning curve has flattened out: I'm no longer driven in the way I once was to open wine X tonight because I just have to find out what's in that bottle and know more tomorrow than I did today. Now, even with a wine I've not had before, my understanding of what I'm likely to find there is much improved and I can patiently wait until the right meal to showcase it.
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on Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov