Over the weekend, we got invited by Kufre, the La Pointe wine expert and a Loire Valley wine ambassador, for a wine tasting and training. The wines in question were from the Loire Valley region in France. According to Sarah, the La Pointe owner, the region is known for its wines and its castles. The region was the center of power in France for a brief minute and in that period, the French elite built great castles. When power moved back to Paris, the French elite chose to spend their summers in the Loire Valley.
Anyway, enough of the history lesson.
At the tasting, we wen through about 10 different bottles and Sarah gave us couple tips on tasting wine. For example, when looking out for the true color, it’s best to place your glass a white sheet.
Sounds obvious, but yeah.
Also, we got an explanation for why Whites usually cost a lot more than Rosés. Rosé, regardless of how great it is, doesn't age well. They're more of an "instant drink" and this affects their value in the market.