An Explorer dislikes being stuck in a rut or comfort zone. The Explorer may have favourite wines but refuses to be imprisoned by them and constantly looks for new wines, new wine regions and new producers. There is the Random Explorer who has no agenda in wine selection but buys on newness. There is also the Strategic Explorer that has an agenda in wine selection and that could be specific producers, specific geographic regions or countries. The Strategic Explorer might decide to explore Chilean wines, Chilean reds, Chilean whites or specific producers or grapes. The Explorers might add to their favourite lists but never rest their palate to discover the next great wine.
Misadventures in Wine Chapter 5: Wine Drinker Profiles: “The Explorer”
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Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write." View more posts