If you wonder about what professionals winemakers drink, you’re not the only one. It’s a curious thought to think of what the real professionals have take after they are done at their places of work which are usually the big wineries or their own establishments. After doing all the work in measuring and checking the wine through various stages and instructing others on what to do, what do they drink? Do they stick solely to the wine brands that they brew or do they opt for something much more different. Perhaps tasting their own wine on a daily basis affects their sense of taste so much that they cannot resist the need to taste other wines and give themselves the opportunity to taste another flavor.
You have to consider the position of these winemakers from their own point of view. Think of a situation where you were in an establishment and all you could eat was two types of food every single day. Even if these two types of food were your favorite meals, you would still tend to get tired of them rather quickly and you would want to opt for something else. This is the same thing with many winemakers and the wine that they create. They aren’t really different from the rest of us. With the over five thousand varieties of wine that are available, why would anyone want to restrict themselves to only one or two?
Some interviews have been conducted among a number of popular winemakers in the state of California. One of the winemakers who makes Chardonnays almost exclusively was reported as saying that when not working he had a passion for German wines especially the Riesling kind. One other winemaker also said that he preferred Rieslings during relaxation or when eating out. The whole point was they tasted rather different from his own wine. This was the same answer when another California winemaker was asked about his preferences. It appears that the Riesling was the favored choice due to its difference from the wines that they make. These wines tend to be comforting, light and with a subtle flavor. Certain others feel that by drinking these wines they learn to make wine exactly what it should be.
Certain other people had a preference for wines of the Spanish or Italian flavors. The taste was perceived as lighter as and gentler than what they made. Other people were reported as saying that they tended to enjoy a wide variety of wines. Wine to them was big part of their lives and the larger the amount of varieties that they tried, the better they were able to do their jobs as winemakers better.
Despite the fact that these people made certain wines, the fact that they tasted other wines gave them as sense of perspective and value in terms of the wines that they were creating. By tasting other wines they had something to compare their products to and understand better whatever it is that they were creating.