The drunken sommelier
What can a drunken sommelier do for you?
Somewhere out there, beyond ideas of right and wrong, good and bad, 97 points or 79 points, red, white, rosé, and crackling, there is a vineyard...
...and in the vineyard is a mirror. Go, look into it. Look into it deeply.
Let me introduce you to your new instructor.
The world of wine is a messy one. It can be deeply personal, and profoundly universal at the same time. And for some that love it, it sometimes seems that it just isn't so clear how you could possibly learn to love it more.
But you can.
I've taught myself to love all of the elements of the wine world unequivocally, through study, swirling, but most importantly, at the table, either by myself or with family, friends, and strangers. Independent thinking, logic, and a little common sense can go a long way when it comes to kicking your can further along down the road.
Wine can't come to you in a textbook. There are no simple answers to your questions. But that isn't to say you can't alter your approach to improve your own understanding of it.
Nobody can give you the gift of enjoyment. You have to find it for yourself. It's not all about blind tasting. In fact, it's not about blind tasting at all. When you can separate yourself from the constructs of everyone else who seems to know a lot about it, you free yourself to develop a personalized knowledge that you own.
Traditional wine courses, certifications, and pins won't give you knowledge, they will just teach you to think like everybody else. If you want help developing your own knowledge, then you're ready to take the next step.
Drop me a line. Let's talk. Then come back for another visit.
I've got a lot more to say.