Hello gorgeous people. So I need your opinion.
From the tender age of 18 ( cough 16) I have been a Rose drinker and this past year I have developed somewhat of an unhealthy obsession with red wine. In particular Faustino.
Now ill tell you a little bit about me and my relationship with red wine.
Age 14 – I had a communion, had a sip and nearly died. It tasted like vinegar. Why would anyone want to drink this???
Aged 22 – My sister is a keen red wine person, she’s also a nurse I wonder if there’s a link? Every time I go over she offers me red, I decline and end up sober as I only drink Rose, white at a push.
Aged 24 – My nurse training is about to begin- still not loving the idea of red wine but I have one tiny glass at my sisters on a Friday night.
Aged 26- One year into my training and its hitting me hard, the studies, working, family/life balance. Its a downward spiral. I stop wondering when my sis will buy some rose in for me and take the plunge. I start having the odd glass at hers when I visit.
Aged 27 – Half way through my training and iv began taking red wine over when I visit my sis. Still only one or two glasses but no longer does it taste like vinegar and I’m starting to appreciate the warm flavours and really appreciate the depth and tones (and all that other wine talk crap).
Aged 28 – 2017 – Just about to qualify as a nurse and I’m hooked (Not in the alcoholic sense). I buy bottles for myself and drink them without feeling guilty. When me and my sister go out we can finally share a bottle. Iv even started venturing further into the unknown by reaching out for different brands, and when at parties people tell me I look too young to be drinking red wine….
Now, the question is……is red wine a taste that develops with age? Am I getting old? or is the correlation between red wine and nursing so strong that it was inevitable that this would happen?