Wine takes you places. Not just metaphysically but spatially. That moment of relaxation after a few sips of wine is the yearning wine lovers look forward to.
The excitement of tasting the tanning, fruit, body, analysing the structure of the wine and the region the grapes are grown in.
The conversation with friends about describing the taste and invariably after a few more glasses, when are you all going on a trip to the Clare Valley or Margaret River to visit the wineries whose wine you are drinking.
It all starts with visiting your local cellar as you would taking a step inside a travel agent like Flight Centre at the local shopping center. Ask the assistant for some advice on what food you’re eating with this wine and then most importantly ask where they have been recently on a wine tasting trip for work.
Remember, wineries and suppliers will invite owners and managers from the local cellar on tasting trips.
That is the really important insight you need to know as the cellar will often have stock purchased as a result of these trips.
That is where the good wines that are not advertised in the newspaper or in bigger online websites are.