Red wine is great. One bottle per week is ideal amount. Half a bottle twice in a week. That way your tolerance stays just on the right level, you won"t get headache, but half a bottle still gives you a plenty of pleasure. Two bottles or more per week, and your tolerance starts to grow so that you might as well drink four bottles then. Which i used to do in the past occasionally
My favourite wines are Nugan Estate Durif and Langa Trilogy. Natural or plastic pull-off cork is always a plus. Screw caps are cheap, no matter how technically better they are. A wine bottle with a screw cap is like drinking beer from a plastic "glass"..Finland used to be a dedicated spirit-drinking country. Nowdays people drink lots of wine too, and beer of course.
Finland is exceptional counry in many ways when talking about food. We have most expensive food prices in the world, but it"s very un-polluted and clean. Food is a pretty serious thing here. It costs so much, which makes people demand quality, though taxation is not exactly producers fault, but still. Most highly respected is reindeer and horse meat. When there was this horse meat case in EU while ago, demand of horse meat in Finland exploded
Now everybody wants it. It comes from russian culture, particular russian sausages, which contain horse meat. Reindeer meat is absolutely best, it"s heaven. Our alcohol laws are very strict. Selling alcohol is only allowed on government shops, which are open like from 10-18 from monday to friday. Couple hours on saturday. Outside that, you can not buy any alcohol anywhere.
Cheapest bottles of wine cost around 6 euros, and that"s really, really lowest quality there is. Normal, "decent cheap" bottle is around 7-8 euros. Something like Gato Negro Cabernet Sauvignon.
Compared to sixties we live very liberal times though. Back then you could buy alcohol only with a spesific license, that had your photograph, and was given only for people with "respectful way of living". Every bottle you bought was marked on your card, and usually you could buy only two bottles per week. When i was born, they changed the law so that selling low-content beer on food stores and kiosks became legal, That was like a revolution, people went pretty crazy. My father, who was born in thirties, is still is against that law. Oh man
Times, they are a changin...
Small bottle of Langa tomorrow sounds good.