In vino veritas.
What's your non-reading guilty pleasure?
"Bless me, father, for I have sinned. I am a human wineskin." But I seem to be conflating brands of Christianity. The Catholic rite of confession or penance with the Protestant embrace of sobriety. Catholicism sounds more like "Someone grab Monsignor's keys. He can't drive like that." So perhaps a confession more appropriate to my faith would be "Bless me, father, for I have sinned. I bought you cheap wine for Christmas."
But I digress from the point of this week's geek assignment. Widely.
Love wine and am willing to spend impractical sums of money for it. I look back on certain bottles with great emotion and affection as I associate their consumption with a happy occurrence, a particular friend, a moment of boredom and exhaustion on a Wednesday night in 1997. If you share my guilty pleasure you understand. If you are not quite there yet, but secretly crave a seat at the bacchanalia, may I suggest two great, non-snob starter books with exhaustive but user-friendly content? Windows on the World: Complete Wine Course by Kevin Zraly and Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine by Mark Oldman.