I just started reading the manga, but I am wondering how much it got you interested about the subject.
So tell us a bit about how much you are into wine.
Have you ever tasted some ? What kind was it ? did you enjoy it much ? Do you wish you had the occasion to taste "great" wines ?
Also, I was wondering how wine is considered in you country. What are the popular wines, how many people drink wine ? How much does a good wine cost ? Do you have wine stocked, aging ? A few bottle somewhere ?
And just because I wouldn't be fair to ask without answering first, I am actually from france, Bordeaux. (Some of the best wines in the world are from here.) Obviously, wine is a very common thing around here.
I don't drink wine regulary, but enjoy it when it comes with a good meal and company. (And around here, a good meal ALWAYS comes with a good wine.)
Best wine I ever had where Pomerol 82, Lattour 81, and St Emilion 71. (Wich are around the best wine anyone could have.) But pretty much all my friends had the occasion to taste this kind of wine on some occasion.
Most of them have at least 3/4 bottles of wine at all time, for sharing with friends. And at least 1 or 2 "decent" ones. By the way, what you call a decent bottle around here is something you buy for 10 euros (15$) and drink when it's about 10 years old. Since it's generally around 4 years old when you buy it, it means waiting a few years for it to age.
Not everyone is that much into wine, of course. But at least 3 people out of 4 drink like me, occasionaly, and can appreciate a good bottle over some basic one.
Though we don't disregard foreign wine (Italians are great, spanish can be pretty good, so does californian and australian.) there is so much good ones from the region that we don't often drink any others.
And we still consider our region produce the top class products
Ho I also worked a few month in wine-making a local producers. Here again, half youth from the region have.
But as I said, you can't really consider that the general situation, we're one the most wine-centered region, in one (if not THE) most wine centerd country.
So, how is it for you, and where YOU live ? Being concsious that people around here are uncommonly familiar with the subject, I am really curious about how wine is peceived in other countries.