Greetings To All, and Happy Friday!!!
It is alas “Wine O’clock” over here, and so I raise my dear glass, and right to you!
As a woman who drank only RED wine, selectively, and for three bottle packed quite precious decades, nobody made more “urine sample jokes” (sorry, but true) or questioned, “How can one drink WHITE wine,” than I did.
Today that bit has changed!
And so, in the name of some mere "wine trivia" just to cap off the week, I thought I’d just share a couple reasons that WHITE wine, just MIGHT be, something you’ll enjoy from time to time, or at minimum consider giving a lovely try.
1. White wines have MUCH LESS histamines than red. This means that anyone who has sinus “issues & tissues” can happily drink WHITE and not be clogged and stuffed in that area the next day, or not nearly as much, as if drinking red.
Similarly, when harboring a cold, choosing white can be more enjoyable, for this sinus cavity/head pain reason.
2. White wines dilate the face less than red. This means, for anyone who GETS very “red” when drinking wine, that such blushing will be again much less, and that if you suffer from broken capillaries or Rosacea or any skin “things” at all, which are of course exacerbated with wine, then your WHITE wine will serve all that jazz that much better. Considerably so!
3. With a little less calorie count and often less sugar, commercial white wine can be a tiny bit more slimming to drink, than some reds. And so, if you care about that, or if someone in your life cares about your waistline as well, choosing white can be a good plight if you will.
Both whites and reds, and rosé selections too, pair exceptionally with SMOKED food – each being different depending upon what you’re smoking - and I am very happy to spill any details on how to EASILY “food & wine pair” in another thread, if anyone wishes?
Meanwhile, I’ve opened up my favorite kind of “white” today, which is White Burgundy from France.
White Burgundy by the way, is Chardonnay. (And Red Burgundy is Pinot Noir).
So there’s another sip of trivia, for those who want to order what they like from a wine list yet may not see the recognizable name that they know that they adore.
Thus if you like Pinot Noir and the wine list is all French, you may order a Red Burgundy from France and enjoy it greatly instead. The same goes for Chardonnay therefore and White Burgundy.
OK, enough of that, but DO make your evening spectacular and pop the cork off some wonderful dinner, and then smoke something that’s just sensational too!
Cheers and happy weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Leah