You may be ironic towards oenophiles and their lifestyle, but good wine is like a good book (even the pleasure we get from them can, in fact, be comparable): you can always “read” it as you want, and make it part of something bigger than even a great evening.
Wine is not just a real game-changer, but also a builder of different discourses around itself. So, it’s a sin to let such a great product slip away from your life without unbosoming what it is made of (well, grapes, yes, but there always something more lying behind).
You’ll Know So Much More About Geography
Burgundy, Bordeaux, Rioja and other countless places are to be discovered. It’s a real pleasure to do it online via blogs or YouTube videos (thank God, they are enough to sink a battleship today), but who knows, may be your passion for wine will morph into travelling enthusiasm to see (and taste!) everything you learnt about earlier. Isn’t that just great?
You’ll Learn How to Perfectly Describe Your Impressions
Being a wine addict means knowing how to describe your feelings/taste impressions/recommendations about a specific wine. Check out Vivino application to see what I mean: different people write reviews of the bottles they purchased and drank.
Reading them will only reinforce your sense of belonging to a certain community and expand your repertoire of wine descriptions. Then, do yourself a favor and start reviewing your next bottle of wine. Invite your friends, share your impressions with them and never look back.
You’ll Definitely Make New Friends
Yes, you already realized that making friends is not just possible, but inevitable if you choose the path we described, and, truth be told, rarely anything else contributed in such an emotional way to human communication.
Wine Is Already Here, But….
Another interesting question is what to do when wine is already part of your life, but for one reason or another, you failed to get all these benefits from it. It’s high time you step on the aesthetic side of your hobby: try to talk to people more about wine, but drink it less.
For instance, if you don’t even have lots of acquaintances who are good at wine, try to enter the nearest wine shop and ask a sommelier for advice. Then, who knows, you’ll be very likely to find common ground in personal taste with him/her and that’ll be the beginning of your true love story with wine.
Wine Changes Everything
As you can see, all these benefits will change your life from within, because knowing how to describe things is crucial to human communication. That means that it will be much easier for you not just to talk to people who are wine connoisseurs, but, in general, it will deliver you a valuable skill allowing you to find more common grounds and communicate on the entirely different level.
Nevertheless, don’t let your hobby evolve into an alcohol addiction, as, although we’re all sick and tired of such truistic warnings, it’s still a big problem. So, always enjoy wine responsibly.