In our Forums, a thread has evolved I'll call "The Palate's Progress." The initial post theorized that wine lovers journey along a predictable path as their palates evolve, from New World reds to Old World reds and, finally, if they're wise, to the great dry whites of the world.
So far, nearly 60 responses have been posted. No real pattern has emerged, however. While some posters followed this pattern, others began their wine journeys with sweeter Rieslings or Old World reds or even blush wines like white Zin. But almost everyone seemed to accept the idea that people's palates do change as they experience different wines and learn more about them.
My wine epiphany came when I was 25.
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