Worldy Wines: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Jarvis Weinshneider Jarvis Weinshneider
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I'm Jarvis Weinshneider and welcome to my blog. As a renowned wine connoisseur, my passion for the drink has taken me to various corners of the world. From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the sun-drenched vineyards of Napa Valley, I've savored some of the best wines the world has to offer. But even with all my travels and experiences, there's one thing that's remained constant: my love for wine. And that's something that my wife Ellie and I share.

People often say that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But as we've discovered on our wine journey, that couldn't be further from the truth. Despite our years of experience, there's always something new to learn about wine. Whether it's a new grape variety, a new winemaking technique, or simply a new way to appreciate a wine, we're always open to learning more.

One of our most memorable wine experiences was in Burgundy, France. Ellie and I were on a tour of the region, visiting various vineyards and tasting rooms. At one particular winery, the owner showed us a unique way to taste wine. Instead of simply sipping and spitting, he encouraged us to really take our time with each wine, savoring the aromas and flavors. He had us close our eyes and take a deep inhale of the wine, letting the scent wash over us. Then, we took a small sip and held it in our mouths for a few moments, allowing the flavors to fully develop. It was a revelation for us, and it's a technique we still use to this day.

Another time, we were in Argentina, exploring the vineyards of Mendoza. We came across a small, family-owned winery that was producing some truly exceptional wines. As we chatted with the winemaker, he told us about his unique approach to winemaking. Instead of following the traditional methods, he had developed his own way of doing things. He used native yeast instead of commercial yeast, and he aged his wines in clay vessels instead of oak barrels. The result was a range of wines that were unlike anything we'd ever tasted before.

These experiences have taught us that there's always something new to discover in the world of wine. And that's what keeps us coming back for more. Even after all these years, we're still learning, still exploring, still finding new wines to fall in love with.

Of course, our love of wine isn't just about the taste. It's also about the people we meet and the memories we create. Whether we're sipping wine in a cozy little bar in Paris or enjoying a glass of red on our back porch at home, wine has a way of bringing people together. It's a drink that's meant to be shared, and that's something that Ellie and I truly believe in.

As we continue on our wine journey, we're excited to see where it takes us next. Maybe we'll discover a new grape variety in South Africa or learn a new winemaking technique in Italy. Whatever the case may be, we know that there's always something new to learn and appreciate in the world of wine. And that's what makes it such a special drink.

In the end, our love of wine is a testament to the fact that you can, in fact, teach an old dog new tricks. It's never too late to try something new, to learn something different, to broaden your horizons. And if there's one thing that wine has taught us, it's that life is full of surprises, and it's always worth exploring.

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