Archive | June, 2010

Mini-festo, of sorts

16 Jun

I don’t give a shit what Robert Parker thinks. In fact, I will go out of my way NOT to listen to what he, and most of his overrated ilk, has to say.

If you spend more than $90 on subscriptions to wine publications, and you don’t work in the industry, you’re, quite politely, a tool.

If you see me in your wine store more than three times, you’d better ask my name. And please be prepared to ask a more penetrating, useful question than “do you prefer red or white?” This isn’t kindergarten.

If I’m in your store and I ask you (or your staff) your most interesting wine, or the wine made from the most out-there, rare, unique grape that you have in stock, and you don’t know, your store has a serious training problem.