Re: DRINKING MORE WINE..WHITE OR RED?
In 1997 research showed that in Luxembourg people consumed over 63 litres of wine per person each year. In Canada it was just over 7 litres per person. Which end are you closer to and do you prefer white or red? Is wine just for special occasions or, like me, is it an essential part of your daily meal?
With a wine maker as a life partner, I'm afraid to admit being on the upper end of that range!
And I hate the idea of having to choose between white or red. Depends on my mood and the weather - nothing better than a crisp white on a hot Aussie summer day, then again the open fire and glass of red on a cold NY night can't be beat. Then there is a glass of bubbly on ANY occassion, a rose with summer lunch, a good blue cheese and a sticky. Only thing I haven't worked out is when and with what to drink one of those big luscious Californian zinfandels - one glass and I'm knocked over!
I guess you can work out that wine is definately not just a special occassion drink for me! A great bottle of wine IS the special occassion.