Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Come Listen to Me Wine [and Whine]...

I'm whining wining over at my new blog!

Ok, so here's the deal. I am not ever remotely going to pretend like I know anything about wine. I do not. I take that back, I do know that its delicious, well some of it... And while I like to fool myself into thinking I have a taste for only finest things in life, my taste in wine is just meh. So, if  you are a sommelier or wine snob enthusiast, feel free to gloss this one over. I might offend your delicate taste buds. 
som·me·lierˌ səməlˈyā/
noun:: a wine stewardA trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants, who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food pairing. Something I am not.
Wanna hear something super sad? I AM ALLERGIC TO RED WINE. Its one of life's great tragedies. Can't even have one glass without experiencing extremely flushed cheeks and chest, congestion, migraines and itchy throat and some other symptoms, but I'll spare you. What the actual fuck is that about? For real. I'm all like, "Yes, I would love to have a delightfully robust red wine with my steak this evening! Oh wait, never mind... I'll have water." Its just sad people. And apparently a real thing. Let me drop a little science on you:
There is a specific type of protein allergen called “PLTP” is found in the skins of the grapes. PLTPs are Plant Lipid Transport Proteins and are responsible for the shuttling of phospholipids and other fatty acid groups between cell membranes. PLTPs are pan-allergans and can be responsible for some food allergies, like RED WINE ALLERGIES. Oh that's cool, Mr. Grape Skin, be a dick. READ MORE HERE.