Return to Red wine (thing)

One of the greatest inventions of humanity.

I had studiously avoided drinking red wine for the first 24 years of my life.

Whilst in New Zealand on a work trip, I was forced into a situation where my dining partner had ordered a bottle and it would have been impolite to not have partaken. The first glass was a bit of an ordeal, an unfamiliar, almost nasty taste. But by the third gulped-down glass, it was beginning to have more than just an effect on my sobriety. My god, I thought, I'm actually starting to enjoy drinking this!

I had found my drink. Beer would no longer cut it for me. Spirits, while still enjoyable in moderation, were too harsh for the level of consumption I enjoy.

I've not looked back. Red wine makes me feel like the artist I so desperately wish I was.