Garlic Wine Tasting
Alright, over here, Jeff asks what the garlic wine actually tastes like. He claims he’s tasted garlic icecream, and that it was “supurb.” Well, I have no clue about Jeff’s subjective likes and dislikes as far as his taste buds go, but what the heck – I’m up to the challenge of tasting my garlic wine – straight – and without cooking it with something first.
So.. here goes… as I start to think to myself, “Ok Ian, are you nuts?? Well… yeah, and a promise to Jeff is still a promise, even if it is to Jeff… ”
So I’ve poured a very small amount into a wineglass.
Colour: About the colour of pineapple juice. I was thinking something else at first, involving snow and one of those moments when you really have to go… but thought there might be a better description. So the colour of pineapple juice is it.
On The Nose: You know, it’s not bad at all! It’s kind of like.. mixed vegetables.
Alright… here goes the part where I become a he-man, willing to actually taste… garlic wine.
On The Tongue: You know what? This is not unpleasant. There is a hint of garlic, but ever so subtle. But along with that subtle garlic are flavours, believe it or not, of salt, celery and tomato.
But, there is also something very unique that I can’t place at all. It’s not gross or anything; at the same time, I’m not planning on sitting down with a glass of this stuff to sip on while reading a book, that’s for sure. But it’s really not unpleasant at all.
If you were thinking you might be able to torture someone by forcing them to drink garlic wine, I don’t think it would work. I don’t think folks would come back for seconds mind you – unless it was something you had cooked using the garlic wine, which does add a very nice subtle flavour, at least to the rack of lamb dish I cooked the other day.