There is a whole lot of wine in the world. So far my experience has been limited to some of the more common varietals. I have had my fair share of Cabernet, Pinot Noir, and the like, but it doesn't take very long to start naming off wines that I have never had. I have decided that I want to change that, and I don't really do things small when I get into them.
I have decided to embark on a quest to join the Wine Century Club. The only requirement to join is that I have to have tasted 100 different varieties of wine. These have to all actually be distinct varieties, so I can't count two wines that are the same but have different names. Just to make things more challenging, I have decided that I will not count anything that I have not posted a review of on this blog. That means that I will be starting off with only four varieties on my checklist. My current reviews have covered Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and a Riesling. I have a couple of additional varieties in my hands ready to be reviewed, so I hope to be soon knocking out Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
This is going to be a crazy difficult project. The Wine Century Club website says that only 3% of people who download the application actually complete it, and that there are a number of sommeliers who don't even qualify. I have added a checklist to the right hand sidebar of my blog, so you can see how I'm doing as time goes on. I can't wait to try out all of this wine. 4 down and only 96 to go.