I hosted a whiskey-tasting party once, where everyone was asked to bring a bottle of a different kind of whiskey. I learned an awful lot about whiskey! Matt Bourque hosted a Red Wine tasting party, and I learned a lot about wine.
That's it. For the last six months or longer, no one has taught me anything about how to taste things. What the hell, people!? For those of you who weren't at these parties, it's much more than just drinking wine, it's about a shared experience of the wine, in which an attempt is made to pay attention to every part of the experience, and to help each other express it. It's really great!
Click the thumbnail for my suggestions for our next party, and help me get off my ass and organize it!.