Project 365, Day 345
I’ve been waiting for this. Seriously. For some who have read my Admissions Essay to the CIA, what I didn’t mention is that somewhere deep in the conversation, I was asked if I was ready for the madness that is the Wines Class. I remember being told that it was super strenuous and serious and he asked me if I was ready for it, and I answered it like any hotshot would:
"I’m ready for anything that’s thrown at me".
For the past weekend, despite some spurts of attention deficit, I managed to read 5 Chapters of a very thick wines book and come to Day 1… slightly prepared. Really, I just wanted to be in a classroom so I can get some imparted knowledge instead of guessing educatedly when I don’t even have the knowledge to make those types of guesses.
But here it is now… Day 1. 9 types of wines. Did the whole sniff, swirl, taste and spit gig. It’s really fun, though I haven’t done anything like this so it sucks to say that I couldn’t get any of the scents that other people were getting. In due time though, I really hope to get it.
Also, just in case you’re wondering how people younger than 21 can taste wines, here’s the answer to that question: There was a piece of legislation signed by Mario Cuomo that allows wines to be tasted in educational settings such as the Culinary Institute and Cornell University (from what I’ve heard from Mr. C and Professor Weiss, themselves). The rule is though, you have to spit it out.