There was mention of wine on a thread recently and comparisons between different styles of wine being used as a metaphor for differences in the audio world between equipment, digital streaming or perceived listening experiences. I have a small personal history with wine, including some small-scale commercial ventures, so I dropped in some observational commentary about the suitability of the metaphors and a (maybe) humourous pic of me in my grundies in a one tonne vessel digging out a ferment-cake.
The post prompted a really pleasant exchange with another member who has an ongoing passion for the grape and we’ve shared some of our respective finds and recommendations too. This has made me think there may well be others who have an interest, love or disturbing obsession with wine on here.
I have a few bottles and am a regular buyer too. I love to visit cellar doors and do 2 or 3 special trips a year to wine regions around Australia. Hell, I even live in a wine region. Mrs Tel and I probably go through 4 or 5 bottles a week on average.
I admit to being myopic with my procurement; almost everything I have is Australian. It’s hard not to buy local when the quality is so high and the prices are reasonable too.
I’d love people to share. No snobbery. No pretence. Just share some experiences and preferably prompting some recommendations. If the wine is put in context of any food you might have paired with it, then even better
Please put a pic up of something you’ve enjoyed and why. Maybe some pics of any collection you may be building? Maybe a pic or two of your storage solution?
Extra cred for pics with audio kit in the background and/or a mention of what you’re listening to whilst imbibing; although I love whisky, it can’t be the only lubricant that audiophiles reach for, right?