Occasionally I get asked how this whole Vinography thing got started, and there certainly is a story (though, I'll warn you in advance, not a very gripping one). Various snippets have come out in the media coverage that I've received over the past couple of years, but one of the more in depth articles has just appeared on a nice little website called The Blog Reader. I had a very nice conversation the other day with P.G. Sittenfeld, who asked me all sorts of interesting questions about how Vinography got started and what I'm doing with the site.
There are a few good, accurate quotes in the article, thankfully with none of my expletives censored out. But I must say one thing in my own defense: the only reason that "malolactic" is one of my favorite technical wine terms is because it's fun to say. Say it. Malolactic. See? It has nothing to do with what it means.
In any case, if you're interested in what I might answer to questions like "what's the oldest wine you've ever had?" or "why should people drink wine instead of beer?" head on over and check out the full article.
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