Scotch whiskey is an acquired taste! You have to give it time.
Has anyone else tried the 2007 Sighesio Zinfandel? It's ranked #10 on the current Wine Spectator Top 100 and it's excellent... and I am not usually a big Zin fan. I bought 6 bottles for $18 each in Las Vegas and I have been giving them out for Christmas this year. When I go back up there on Sunday I am buying a few more if I can still find them.
I found a new favorite sub $10 wine this weekend.
Menage a Trois Red from Costco. $7.50 a bottle.
Subtle, smooth, a bit fruity, low tannins. Good.
Hey, does anyone else have one of these? The Vinturi Wine Aerator:
Have had mine for two weeks now, and it's OUTSTANDING!!!! You hold it over your glass (wtf this pic--look ma, no hands!) pour through, and it does just what it says, which is aerates/decants wine instantly and like nobody's business! I call it "the gurglator" for this amusing gurgling sound as wine passes through the chamber. But it makes a HUUUUUGE difference in the texture AND taste of wine. Especially young, tannic, brutish things. Opens them up and smooths them out considerably. A beautiful looking/feeling piece of equipment, and a great investment. They did an excellent job with this. I'm a gurglin' fool these days. Can't drink wine without it.