I'm not a big wine connoisseur. I'm more of a "Wine CommonSewer", the moniker of one of my FaceBook friends. But gradually I have progressed beyond Mateus in my wine drinking.
For the most part, I opt for light, dry white wines [generally Pinot Grigio, but some Sauvignon Blanc falls into this category]. I like some reds, too, but many of the shirazes have too much tannin for my tastes. Ms Eclectic, on the other hand, has always favoured reds, but again not those with too much tannin.
Over the years, we have come to realize that we both really enjoy Chateauneuf-du-Pape, a red Bordeaux wine.
So last week we went to the LCBO [i.e. the gubmnt monopoly liquor store] and bought one of every type of Chateauneuf-du-Pape we could find. We walked out considerably poorer but with these seven bottles:
I have no idea how we will compare them [possibly two different blind taste testings?] but the attempt will surely be enjoyable.
Update: Skip writes that Chateauneuf-du-Pape is from the Rhone, not Bourdeaux region. That just shows how little I know. It was in the Bourdeaux section at the LCBO, though.