One of the things we expats have to learn is that tastes here differ.
Sweets For The Sweet
Here comes New Year’s Eve and there I go to the store to buy a bottle of champagne to toast the new year with.
Except, this year, it’s going to be different.
There will be no dry champagne to pop open at midnight. Why? Because no one in the family except me actually likes it.
Filipinos like their wine sweet. You could argue that their tastes aren’t very well developed but what’s the point? They like what they like and my family likes sweets.
A Bottle Of What?
That confused me because it really wasn’t “sweet”.
We also bought another sparkling wine that said it was “seco” (sweet) but it didn’t go with the food at all. I immediately thought that it was a huge mistake buying something seco.
The family seemed to like the Asti but not the other “seco” sparkling wine.
So, I’m scratching my head over my wife’s choice of a rosè Moscato for New Year’s, which is sweet. I got a bottle of what is claimed to be a dry Riesling. Many Rieslings go great with all kinds of food like Thai and Chinese , so I’m hoping that this one will be a winner for me.
But it’s drier than most. It’s a little confusing.
So I guess there will be no “pop” this New Year’s Eve which kind of depresses me.
Bubbly wine is traditional the world over but what can you do?
People like what they like and I guess no one here likes champagne.
Champagne cork pushing photo by rightee on Foter.com / CC BY