As touched on in several previous posts, I firmly believe that a great experience with wine actually depends very little on the wine itself for most people. Not that the wines on our site aren’t great; they are. But while great wine is necessary for a great wine experience, it is not in itself sufficient.
Wine is meant to be enjoyed socially, and a great wine experience is made by the people with whom you share it. For a comparison, think of a great trip you took. Chances are the place you went was great, but the trip itself was made by the people you were with. For me, I always think back to a trip I took with 7 friends to Las Vegas as a senior in college. It was one of the most fun trips I’ve ever taken, but I firmly believe that being in Las Vegas had almost nothing to do with how great the trip was. I believe that you could have stuck the 8 of us in a cornfield and we would have had just as much, if not more, fun. It was all about the pleasure of each other's company, and very little about the actual destination.
It’s no different with wine. You could have an amazing bottle of wine. If you purchase from Winestyr, that will be the case 99% of the time. However, if you drink it alone or with people who suck, then it’s just not going to be a great wine experience. Therefore, I suggest this – when you purchase from Winestyr, do it with a purpose. Imagine the great wine experience you’re going to have when you pair great wine with great people. It might be sitting around the dinner table well after the meal is finished due to great conversation, a great Sauv Blanc on the beach, an amazing Zinfandel around a campfire, or many other experiences. Whatever it is, pairing great wine with great people is the recipe for a great wine experience.