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Snooth User: KimLovesWine

Eager to learn all about wine

Posted by KimLovesWine, Apr 7, 2014.

Hello,

My name is Kim and I just happened across this site tonight and was quite impressed with it.  To be as brief as possible, I love wine and would love to learn as much as possible about it, particularly so that I can better contribute to my Facebook page I just started called "For The Love Of Wine."  I impulsively decided to start it last night as a fun way of bringing a community of wine lovers together to share their stories, knowledge, and recommendations so that all involved can improve their knowledge of wine in a simple, non time consuming way. Because as a single mother to 2yr. old twins while also attending college full time, time is something I have precious little of. "But there's always time for wine!"

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Reply by outthere, Apr 7, 2014.

Welcome Kim,

My suggestion to you. Taste, taste, taste... When you're done taste something else. The best teacher is experience.

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Reply by gregt, Apr 8, 2014.

I impulsively decided to start it last night as a fun way of bringing a community of wine lovers together to share their stories, knowledge, and recommendations so that all involved can improve their knowledge of wine

Hi Kim.

I think you're late to the game though. Isn't that what this particular site is for?

 

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Reply by dvogler, Apr 8, 2014.

Hi Kim,

Welcome!  How long have you loved wine?  Hopefully you have several wine loving friends nearby!

If not, we can certainly help you learn.  I have only really been passionate about it for about eight years.

There will always be things to learn, but OutThere is very correct.  Books can't teach you what your senses

can! 

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Apr 9, 2014.

If you want to learn all there is to know about wine, you will have to live a very long time.  The good news is, moderate consumption of wine will probably help.  So taste, taste, taste, but spit some out so you can taste some more.  Hard to bring yourself to do at first, but...

And whatever you do, don't get hung up with tasting expensive wines--I think the widest variety of wines is in the reasonably priced range, but from off the beaten path grapes, regions, and producers.  Dolcetto, lagrein, aglianico from Italy can all be had in very good forms for less than $25, often a lot less.  (The world's best dolcetti (the plural) are Chionetti and the Abbonas, Anna Maria being my favorite, and they are right around $20.  Really good chenin blanc is a lot more interesting than another chardonnay and the best dry ones are under $30; really good ones can be found in the teens.  Lots of examples like that. 

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Reply by piecesdevin, Apr 12, 2014.

My advice is read all about wine, but more important taste wine! Develop your own taste. Don't look at prices. Experience what the wine does to you. Taste from different regions, terroirs and grape varieties. Then when you like a certain region, taste more from it and discover all it's varieties. Visit wineries, vineyards, tastings, etc. Every day you will learn something about wine and about yourself.

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Reply by duncan 906, Apr 12, 2014.

I agree with Outhere, Richard and Piecesdevin.You do not know what you are going to like until you have tried it.

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Reply by gregt, Apr 13, 2014.

Good advice. I wonder if Kim is ever going to return.

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Reply by dvogler, Apr 13, 2014.

I've only been on here for about five months and I'd say about 95% of the people who do a "hello snooth",

are never heard from again.  I guess they might "like" wine, but don't love talking about it!

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Reply by outthere, Apr 13, 2014.

Or they get so many freking emails from Snooth that the forum replies get lost and they get scared away. When setting up a Snooth user acct emails should be opt-in not opt-out. My 2¢

Or, she was just spamming for Facebook likes.

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Reply by dvogler, Apr 13, 2014.

"Facebook likes"....(wretching sound)....

 

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Reply by JonDerry, Apr 13, 2014.

Happens all the time...not an isolated incident as we've had thousands of welcome posts and a handful of active members, though I think that's the charm here, it having a small town feel.

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Reply by dvogler, Apr 13, 2014.

Yep Jon, birds of a feather....

 

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Reply by gregt, Apr 13, 2014.

It does indeed have a small town feel.

Never thought of it but I think OT is on to something. Now it makes more sense why so many people show up for a single post and leave. Anyhow dvogler - we're glad you hung in there.

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Reply by dvogler, Apr 14, 2014.

Thanks Greg!  I'm a little hammered....had a buddy over for dinner and we had a nice merlot followed by a brute of a Grenache that's left me loopy. 

PS: Jesus still thinks you're a jerk  :)

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Reply by gregt, Apr 14, 2014.

I'm sure I am but Jesus?  I know a few. Is it THE Jesus or another one?

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Reply by dvogler, Apr 14, 2014.

You got me there!  He might be an imposter, but he looks like Charlton Heston. 

PS: Where's Kim?

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Reply by Diego Andrés Díaz, Apr 14, 2014.

Small town?? It is weird to hear that in an Internet forum. So, how many regular "posters" there are in Snooth?

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Reply by outthere, Apr 14, 2014.

Regulars? Maybe a dozen or two.

 

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Reply by dvogler, Apr 14, 2014.

It seems there are a handful of very knowledgeable people who frequently post interesting topics and respond with experience and information that is helpful.  Then there are people like myself, who really like a good bottle of wine and enjoy talking about it and when applicable, offer experience or opinion, but I don't add to the forum daily.  Then there are a huge number of people that probably enjoy reading, but never offering any insight or opinions.  Of course that's followed by the countless people who sign up and then say hello and never come back again.  I don't think I'd have bothered to sign up if I didn't intend to interact.  It's been great.  I'm slowly getting to know several people and I've already met Jennifer.  There will be some good wines shared there in the near future! 

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Reply by gregt, Apr 15, 2014.

Great summary D.

I've met many people as a result of participating in places like this, people I would never have otherwise met. From countries around the world no less. Some have even become good friends. It's totally worth staying connected. Looking forward to meeting you and some of the others. Too bad but seems like Kim is in your fourth category.

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