Wine drinking, writing, travelling. Three things I love to do. And occasionally, I love a craft beer or spirit. But why blog about it? Why become yet another geek typing away about his favourite pastime, joining the sharing circus the Internet has become?
I guess for the same reason why I got involved in wine: reading about it in entertaining scribbles by some enthusiastic hedonist who knew a thing or two about grapes and what they could do to you when handled properly by conscientious winemakers. Incidentally, I still look forward to Jon Rimmerman’s daily thoughts through his Garagiste concept.
The more you know about wine, the more you take the road less travelled
Most asked question? My favourite wine. There is just too much good stuff out there nowadays, it really depends on the situation and mood. I am always interested in the story behind the wine, who made it and why. I’ve learned that the more you know about wine, the more you take the road less travelled.
In my non-vinous infected life years ago, I would have gone for the beaten tracks on a wine list like Chianti, Rioja or Chablis. Nowadays, when going out I find myself scanning the list for unknown territory or niche producers. Which does not mean that above mentioned classics aren’t any good by the way, there is just so much more to explore.
So, there you go. I hope this will become the place for you to return to when you want to read up on wine and everything that goes with it. But at times also a craft beer or spirit, basically anything alcoholic that makes me smile and hopefully you curious. No hidden commercial agenda, just my personal view on all things wine related.
Dutch, born in a vintage that was sadly merely mediocre apart from decent old school Barolo or fortified excitement from Portugal, based in Maastricht (NL), married with 2 children, DipWSET, wine teacher, copywriter.