Sorry that I’ve been away. Clearly, I’ve not kept up with the whole WordPress post-a-week challenge. There’s another site that I’m bringing up to speed, and I’m a contributing writer yet somewhere else.
As I’ve picked up a batch of interesting wines from a favorite retailer, you should expect, new wine reviews coming down the pike. And with that, I realized that I haven’t laid out any ground rules for what I review. Herewith, my ground rules.
- Wines reviewed herein will lean towards affordable, everyday wines. For me, that price ranges from around $8.00 up to $20.00. And $20.00 is beginning to veer away from the affordable in my book. While I reserve the right to stray from those parameters, don’t come here looking for reviews of classified Bordeaux or California cult Cabernet Sauvignon. Not my tax bracket.
- No wine will be affronted with a grade based on a 100-point scale. If I think it’s worth buying, I’ll certainly let you know. If not, you won’t read about it here.
- Hyperbolic adjective use will be eschewed. Seventeen different adjectives describing the bouquet, and prose such as “Aromas of peaches lightly grilled on a cherrywood fire soar from the glass” will not be found here.
- Wine reviews will be seasonal. Summer is here, and my house is not air conditioned. Tasting a red wine when it’s 90 degrees or hotter does a disservice to the wine. Most of the reviews in the next few months will be of white and rose wines.
- I will inform you if I have any relationship with the wine I’m reviewing. That is, if it’s a product that I used to sell, or for which I was the purchasing agent, I will inform you.
Thanks again for taking the time to read. Cheers.