For several years, wine has been a passion of mine. As a career, it has been several months. When I made the decision to postpone (or possibly abandon) a life in academia–stopping at a master’s degree in English and never sending out those Phd apps–I chose to uncork another passion: wine. I knew immediately, I wanted to write, but I knew it would be several years before I could speak with greater authority on the subject.
And so, I had this idea. You learn with me.
Several wine blogs and journals pride themselves on breaking from the pedantic mould of wine pedagogy. They crack the cork code and translate it for you into human speak. And for them, we are truly grateful. But this blog seeks to take it one step further.
My intention is not to enlighten you by acting as an omniscient translator. This isn’t urban dictionary. This is me, evolving…learning as much as I possibly can about wine, because I genuinely want to find a way to make a living off of passion. I will be telling you in layman’s terms, because they will likely be the only words I can comfortably share in a public forum.
So, sit back, sip, and always throw back questions whenever they arise throughout this process. Even if I don’t know, you can be sure I will figure it out.