Wine, Food & An Intelligent Slice of Vice
Darryl Roberts has been threatening it for quite some time and now it’s here.
Wine X Magazine’s new website is up and running and it looks great. But it reads better.
Darryl Robert’s Wine X Magazine changed the way people viewed wine simply by offering a new vocabulary for describing it. In the beginning the magazine was panned by a number of people in the business, including writers and winery-types. It got to the point where you could break down the American wine trade into two camps: those that "Got" Wine X, and those that despised it. I think it was just too different for many to wrap their arms around.
But the combination of irreverence, fun, good education and a touch of attitude kept a base of loyal readers following the exploits of of the magazine.
The new website is stuffed with articles from current and past issues of the magazine, reviews of wines using the memorable XXX system of rating, and of course there is the Jelly Bean bar for those who want instruction on how to experience zinfandel on the cheap.
If you are unfamiliar with the…unique…way in which Darryl and his crew describe wines you really do need a taste:
2004 GRGICH HILL FUME BLANC
Lawn seats at a Jefferson Airplane reunion concert-some grass, some acid, some flowers…XXX
2003 Summerwood "Diosa Blanc" Rousanne-Viognier
Pogo Stick Night at Hooters-Do we really need to explain this? XX
2003 Napa Ridge Pinot Noir
Gettin some at the discount ho house-simple, spicy and economically satisfying X
Indeed, this is not your father’s wine magazine. But is sure is fun. And you’ll likely learn a lot.