Why I Wine

If you’ve read my “about me section”, you now know that I only started experiencing wine at the ripe age of 21-ish and I can think of many reason why I didn’t do so earlier, but that one that totally stands out, would be the language (“the Ra Rah”) that comes with ordering a simple glass of wine.


First they start with Red or White, and then you think you’ve passed that test – think again – you also need to choose between dry, sweet,wooded and unwooded. Of course, that’s not all –  you’re also supposed to smell apples,pears and whatever good or bad odours, reminiscent from your childhood. Having said that, I somehow end up going back to my crutch drink,which at the time was Rose or any sweet wine I could find, it’s easy to pronounce and as far as I can remember, a Rose is a Rose.


So I started drinking Rose, what a freakin joke – while all my friends were drinking ciders, here I was -Miss Uppidy – ordering Rose at every damn place that possibly served it! Next on my list, was to up my game by adding some bubbles.


Whilst in my world I was drinking Champagne, out in the real-world people referred to it as Methode Cap Classique – imagine my surprise when I found out I wasn’t toasting to the same drinks that Bo and Hope toasted to in my childhood! That’s when I realised that drinking wine just seems so complicated, itseems like one needs a degree of some sort to order a simple bottle of wine with confidence!

So to answer your question – no, I’m not a wine expert or winemaker or wine merchant, I’m basically a wine lover with a humble opinion on the wine I love, like and would drink ‘cause I’m in a company


I would love to hear from you, so p;ease feel free to message me about any topic you would like me to cover.. Cheers for now

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  • Megan Richards
    Posted at 06:45h, 12 October Reply

    Hi Elvina,

    Enjoyed reading your post! I think we all started out with Rose and then moved onto red/white.

    I’d love to see what the different wine estates have to offer (pairing, ambiance, prices etc).

    • Elvina
      Posted at 08:37h, 15 October Reply

      Good Morning

      Thank you so much for the feedback.

      I will make a note of that and hope to upload some content soon.


  • Melissa Javan
    Posted at 06:48h, 28 May Reply

    Your blog looks so beautiful.

    • Elvina
      Posted at 18:47h, 28 May Reply

      Thank you so much Melissa, Have a great evening

  • Lelethu Zondani
    Posted at 12:33h, 30 June Reply

    Loved this ! Excited for you !

    • Elvina
      Posted at 17:29h, 01 July Reply

      Thank you Lelethu, Glad you enjoyed reading my post

  • Elvina
    Posted at 09:44h, 22 November Reply

    Morning Analize

    Thank you for the message.
    I love meeting my fellow wine lovers, please drop your details so I ca visit your blog.

    Chat Soon

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