I’m really liking the things I’m reading from Madeline Puckette at winefolly.com. Although she’s just pulled one of my favorite California regions out of obscurity into the ‘QPR’ limelight! Today she posted one about ratings and what they mean to you. I really like (and generally echo) everything she says here, but I usually expand on #1. Not only do different critics have different sensibilities and opinions, so do you the drinker.
I’m a wine geek. No getting around it. I love the fact that it’s part art and part science, both in the making and the drinking. Did you know there are over 200 flavor compounds in varietals? Add food, and things get really interesting!
It’s also a great way to spend a weekend: driving through the mountains with friends, visiting with winemakers, tasting their wares, finding a new gem.