I seem to go through spells - sometimes I'm a taste person, sometimes I'm a scent person, sometimes I'm a visual person.
Right now, I seem to be going through a visual stage. I'm busy buying wine not because I know it's good because I've had it or because I've read a review or because someone's recommended it to me or because the price is right. I'm busy buying wine because I love the labels.
Luckily, and it really is only luck, the three bottles I bought this week because of their labels are all good. How do I know this? Well, one I bought a few years ago because I fell in love with the label. In fact, I love all of his labels.
And then there was this 50s Italian movie star. Who could resist this label? She's drop dead gorgeous and I love the colours. I very seldom buy Italian wine and actually looked at this bottle half a dozen times before I fell completely under her spell. You have to check out her website - http://barberadavine.com/ - it's amazing. And she is - spicy and savoury and gorgeous! Nice drinkable wine and gorgeous art.
What about you? What buying mode are you in?