I am not in the wine business. I write this site purely for my own satisfaction and the satisfaction of whomever happens to come along and think I have something interesting to say. I can guarantee that every wine I write about on this site is a bottle that I have paid for with my own money and drank in a setting that lets me give it the attention it deserves—not in a mass tasting with two hundred other wines. I don’t solicit or receive free samples from wineries. I am, however, an avid reader of books about wine and occasionally feel inspired enough to write about them on this site, which means I certainly wouldn’t object to being sent review copies of anything that might strike my fancy.

14 Responses to “About”

  1. Øyvind Haug said

    Looks like a blog very well done. I’ve liked to follow you both on the erp board, and now on the wineberserkers. Looking forward to read your blog!

  2. David Strange said

    What a good looking site!

    Many thanks for the link to Elitistreview.com – I shall reciprocate.

  3. clifford b. fisch said

    any thought of expanding the tasting group to include some loyal readers?

  4. Great blog. Was put onto you by Snooth. Keep up the good work!

  5. Svendsen said

    Hi Keith

    I am danish winelover and I am a great fan of all wine and food blogs around the world as I always look for interesting tasting notes etc.

    For the last couple of years I have been collecting the 19 classified growth from Pauillac, plus the three first growth second wines in the 1995 vintage for a great 1995 horizontal tasting.

    The only wine the I have not been able to locate is the Petit Mouton 1995, and I found on cellartracker that you are the only one to post a TN on Petit Mouton 1995.

    If you yourself or any of your winebudies have a spare bottle of this wine I am very interested in purchasing it.

    Sorry for this untraditional way of contacting you, I you find this inappropriate please delete my post and sorry for any inconvenience.

    Thøger Svendsen

  6. Love the Devil’s Dictionary. Your beer definition is particularly apt for Australian winemakers.

  7. M. Boulanger said

    Change “drank” to “drunk” in the following:
    Tasting, n. An assembly of people and wine at which either a large quantity of wine is tasted and none drank or a large quantity of wine is drank and none tasted.

  8. Would like to follow your blog – you certainly have a flair!

  9. Nice, man. Nice. Christian Lane, author of “Simple Math: Deconstructing How We Talk About Wine” (a sarcastic stab at hot air)

  10. I really enjoy reading your blog! I operate a wine tour at my Italian Family’s 17th century Farmhouse Vineyard in Frascati Italy and we would love to have to come out to visit us the next time you’re in Italy. We’re trying to reach out to the bloggers of the wine world in order to both gain exposure but more importantly share our wine with real wine lovers. If you have time you can check out our website http://www.theoldminardifarmhouse.com

  11. Larry said

    Excellent blog on wine – and so well written! I am very impresse!

  12. Lisa Bell said

    Hi Keith-I would love to put you on our media list for information and samples of organic wine. Please let me know if you would like to be added. Thank you! Lisa Bell

  13. Marc said

    Hi there,

    I manage the Global Wine Cellars affiliate program. We would love to be able to partner with you, where you could earn commission for every sale generated and we could offer exclusive discounts and deals to your visitors.

    Would this be something you’d be interested in?


  14. Bouvet said


    I’m a french free-lance picture researcher, working for Comediart, visual communication agency (http://www.comediart.com/). Comediart is in charge for the videos viewed in the tape guides for the “Cite du Vin” in Bordeaux, France, opening June 2016.

    We would like to obtain your agreement to reproduce an extract of your blog in of the videos having for theme “The new gurus of wine”

    Thanking you in advance for your answer,

    Best regards

    Sophie Bouvet

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