January 2010 My friend Roberto, an honest-to-God sommelier from Milano (he’s got the cup and everything) recently asked me to send him all of my wine tasting notes with name of wine, vintage, and personal score from my recent trip to northern Italy. My first thought was, “You’re crazy. Why would you want my notes? And how can … Continue reading More about Why, and How…
Why I started this Blog. How I assign stars and what they mean.
My stars (Le mie stelle)
This is a rough guide to how I assign stars to wines: ★ Great & memorable wine; representative of how it should be; want to open/find it soon; would totally be happy drinking this anytime. ★ ★ Awesome representation of the grape/blend/area, pleasant surprises are likely in the characteristics; I'm already planning a meal around this; I … Continue reading My stars (Le mie stelle)
Why I started this blog.
Writing annoys me. There are so many ways to say one thing. Which is the best way? I’ve thought about starting a blog for some time because I have a lot (of interesting stuff) going on in my head. But how do I get it out into some cohesive and compelling composition? I’ll never know. … Continue reading Why I started this blog.