This year Christmas, apart from endulging yourself with food such as chicken curry, rendang, cakes, biscuits, carbonated soft drinks, beer and liquor, I noticed that wine was served too. Now, one can only get this among close friend as buying wine here is not cheap.
Honestly, I don’t really appreciate drinking wine.
To me, regardless what brand they are, how long it was, from where it come from, wine taste sour but had an ‘ummmpphh’ to it. I treat wine as the commercialize ‘tuak’. I kid you not.
On Christmas eve, a friend of my sister bought a bottle of wine and we get to drink it together by the beach. It wasn’t raining, stars on the sky were blinking non stop, smell of the ocean lingering in your nose, chatting, giggled, playing cards while sipping our wine on the mat. It would be a perfect moment for me to cheerish and enjoyed if it is not because of the sourish wine taste.
I got headache the next day and I blame it on the wine. ;p
On Christmas day itself, I get to taste wine from South Africa brought by Leslie’s dad when he was posted there few years back. Again, it fail to win my heart. It was sour and bitter but had an extra kick to it once you swallowed it. You just can feel how it flow gently in your throat, your heart start pumping fast and you breath like a mad bull with the invisible smoke coming out from your nose. I just had a few sip of it.
I didn’t get to take the photo of the wine bottle as I was too shy to do so in front of Leslie’s dad. ;p
However, my perseption to wine totally changed when I went to Viv’s house. Nina brought a bottle of wine which she brought from Perth. She happen to be a wine lover person and had her own wine collection at home. At first, I refused to try the wine but later I give in after much of persuasion. To my freaking surprise, it taste sweet, very mild and goes really well when I ate deep fried beef meat with it. It’s like eating kaya and margerine on a toast bread.
I swear I’ll never see wine the same again. What I need to do now is to do more research on wine that taste sweet and mild that suit my preference.
How about you? Do you like wine? What’s your favourite wine? Do share your findings with me, wine lovers. I love to hear from you.