Me? A blog? You ask! Well, first I suppose you need to love wine enough to make a go of being a wine blogger, but there really is no other reason anyone shouldn’t or couldn’t be a wine blogger or wine writer. Most wine blogging/writing that I’ve seen has been someone’s viewpoint or perspective on a particular wine, variety, winery, or winemaker. Well, guess what? We all have opinions and viewpoints so why can’t we share them?
If Robert Parker scores a wine at 95 or at 80…what does that mean to me? It’s his opinion, and granted he may have an education that I don’t have, or maybe he’s tasted thousands of wines versus however many I’ve tasted, but at the end of the day it is still what his palette enjoys versus mine…right?
The problem is this, so many people that enjoy wine are too insecure in their opinions on wine, just like with any subject matter…and insecurity is a killer. I’m okay with you feeling “not as educated” as another person but why not educate yourself, in whatever manner you choose?
My belief is this: wine blogs should be somewhat educational, which I think most of them are for the most part. But I think they need to be entertaining and fun, because that IS what wine is about after all…entertainment and fun!! We can “over think” wine just like we over think so many things nowadays…but why not share a bottle with friends while telling stories and laughing? That’s always more fun to me, and most people I know, than trying to scientifically break down the juice that’s in my glass!
Anyone that knocks someone else for a wine they like, is showing their insecurity, or ignorance. Many people are apprehensive about wine, more specifically about picking a wine, so to mock them in any way about a wine they like is foolish…at least they’re drinking wine!!
Open your minds, and just get out there and drink and blog! Oh yeah, and enjoy yourself while you’re doing it!