I consider myself a little bit of a barbarian when it comes to wine. Why a barbarian you ask?? My tastes don’t seem to follow the “experts” when it comes to most of what “they” consider the best in the world.
To begin with I have a lousy sense of smell. This forces me (ya it’s tough) to drink wines that have a huge nose and generally big flavors. I’m just not a subtle kind of guy I guess. I need wine to hit me upside the head like a 2X4 (wood segue) for me to fully enjoy it. I have an open mind if anyone would like to alter my opinion…I’m just not spending any more money on wines “I’m supposed to love” until I find some of them that I actually do. So all you French and Italian wine “experts” out there, feel free to ship me wine and I will give you the unadulterated Barbarian Wine Review.
My current wine cellar contains 98% red wine…mostly Shiraz/Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. I have been experimenting, of late with Malbec and some white wine. My current cellar contains 95% Australian wines…why you ask? Simply value for the dollar!! Aussie wines have made huge headway into the world of wines and in my opinion other countries have a tough time competing based on price for quality.
Here’s a couple pictures of my wine cellar…more detail to follow…