What Drove My Palate Back To Wine

You all know that I took a break from wine — I talked about it last week.

From Shoreline Beverage Facebook Page

But the real thing that drove me back to wine; the one thing that made me dust off the old tasting notebook.  A display I saw in one of my favorite beer shops.  While that is not the real picture, I knew that my beer drinking and tasting would come to an abrupt end.

I loath pumpkin beer.  There is just not one I have tried that I like and I really cannot see spending money on such ales.  But it’s not just Pumpkin beers, it’s pumpkin pie, pumpkin, cookies, pumpkin candles — just about anything that has the combination of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter.

I don’t mind harvest ales.  I like Oktoberfest beer.  But please oh please don’t brew with pumpkin extract, canned pumpkin or add pumpkins to your boil.  The just will not do it for me.

So, it’s back to wine for me.  And back to tasting notes.  While I will dabble in the beer world, it’s gong to be porters and stouts for me now in the forseeable future.  Goodbye until next year by beloved Kölsch, Hefeweizen, Saisons, summer ale and pilsner’s.  I’ll see you soon enough, but will miss your terribly.

Oh the thought of pumpkin ale!
From redding.com

About Michael Gorton, Jr.

I am a Licensed Funeral Director who is having a love affair with Long Island Wine and the people that make Long Island wine so special. I am married to my wife Melissa and live in Rocky Point. Our first son Gabriel Noel was born on July 27, 2010. We have three cats and one dog.
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7 Responses to What Drove My Palate Back To Wine

  1. I hate em too, brother.

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  3. Lenn,
    Glad I am not the only one 🙂

  4. tallfella_pgh,

    Thanks for reading and commenting.

    I have never had that Pumpkin Wine and I am not a fan of any fruit wine, unless it happens to be cassis. So you won’t see me review that any time soon.

    I like my beverages to be as clean and pure as can be. Not a fan of flavor enhancers that appear in beer and unfortunately in wine as well.

    And just like I did last summer, I will most certainly slow up one the wine consumption and focus again on the wonderful world of craft beer. 🙂


  5. Frank Dallaire says:

    Hey Michael,

    I am sure you have had it, but I recently had Ithaca Brewing Co.’s Pumpkin Ale, and it was really light on the pumpkin. Sorry, I feel like you should like at least one pumpkin ale since I absolutely love pumpkin.

  6. Nice post, I read it and loved it too. I am big fan of wine but I haven’t tasted black wine ever. Red Wine is my favorite and I use it while cooking as well which gives delicious taste.

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