Wine is another one of my hobbies in life and I've been meaning to start a thread on wine for awhile. Hope you don't mind me sharing. I recently had a 2004 Crucero Carmenere made in the Colchagua Valley in Chile by a vinter named Alberto Siegel. It was deep red in color, having an earthy scent with prune and violets, while tasting like plum and dark berries that sort of swirled, yet with a smooth almost velvety feel and a very good sense of balance as it moved across the tongue. There were also hints of pepper, chocolate, and coffee in the background. Doesn't seem to be the kind of wine that will age and last for many years to come, but it is very drinkable currently. Enjoyed this with Mexican food, crackers, cheese, and chocolate for desert. Feel free to post regarding wines you've tried and liked or disliked, how they have tasted, what you have enjoyed with them, things that have intriqued you, questions, or whatever you find is important about wine. And remember, alcohol in moderation could be ok, but mixing it with other kinds of activities beyond a good meal can be hazardous, so be very careful because it can cause all kinds of problems that would be best to avoid.