What is your Unicorn Wine?

by | Apr 15, 2020

What’s your wine unicorn? That was the question proposed by Lori Budd of Dracaena Wines. She runs a monthly online get-together called Wine Writer’s Wrap-up where we discuss different topics. I was in, but I had no idea what a wine unicorn was?

Upon further explanation, she told me it was a wine you are dying to try but perhaps out of reach, like Screaming Eagle. I did some soul searching and realized my wine-unicorn is an experience. An experience that could be tasting wine with a famous winemaker in his cellar or when a friend brings over a special bottle of wine they have been saving.

I’ve had many wine-unicorns. Here are just some of them:

  • Drinking Barons de Rothschild Champagne with Philippe Sereys de Rothschild at the US launch in New York City.
  • Lunch with Piper-Heidsieck’s cellar master Emilien Boutillat
  • Drinking Burgundy wine in the cellars of wonderful winemakers in that region
  • Drinking a bottle of Dom Perignon when a friend paid off her mortgage
  • Being the first to taste a new release at a winery.
  • Taking part in blending wine for the new release at a winery.

Those are just a few that come to mind.

Watch the webinar or listen to the podcast as a group of us discuss our wine unicorns and what they mean.

Tell me what your Unicorn Wine is.