There are many reasons why people get into wine, for me its being able to explore oddities from around the world and get behind the passion of the producer as I drink wine that has taken a lot of work to get to me.
I posted a thread last year about me starting to lose my love of wine after starting to understand which wines I enjoy meaning there was less for me to uncover and learn:
I just thought I would see what everyone else found exciting about wine, is it finding an odd region? The match between food and a wine? The anticipation of opening a special bottle?
Personally for me I am finding that the wine world is splitting off in 2 different directions, on one hand there is the ‘old school’ wines which are made by top producers and have done for many decades with some of these now commanding higher prices. Then there are the ‘new school’ wines which seem to be more of a passing trend and not really in for the long haul - these can be quite exciting at the time but don’t think will last the distance.
Slight tangent on this but I think its kinda the same as with music at the moment, there are still a fair few bands back from the 60s/70s/80s still touring - example is the Rolling Stones who must have been touring for 40 years. On the other hand there are modern bands/artists who have come and gone within a few years. I guess its the old adage of burning twice as bright but half as long.
Anyway, back on track with the thread! What does everyone find exciting about wine?