Every Saturday, The Wine Cellars in downtown Smyrna hold a wine tasting. It had been rainy and gloomy for most of the morning, so a friend and I figured this would be a good way to brighten our day. Usually four to five wines are on the sampling menu which means you (I) get to try a variety you (I) wouldn't otherwise try. I'm a fairly strict red wine lover - not the sweet reds that taste like hunch punch, but those dry and bold reds that linger on the palate long after the last sip. Cabernet, Malbec and Shiraz, for example, rarely fail to deliver.
None of that was on Saturday's menu, however. Saturday was a day for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. These typically aren't my style, but the tasting was free [with a $10 or more bottle purchase, otherwise it's $5... but there's no way I'm leaving a wine shop empty handed, so] which means they were my style that day.