It Tastes Like “The Velvet Britches of Jesus”
You see lots of pictures of labels and bottles on wine blogs. Naturally they tend to accompany reviews. It’s pretty hard to do anything different with these kinds of graphics. And this is why the What Would Mikey Drink blog caught my attention.
Mikey, from New York City, has been at the wine blogging thing since September 2005. You’ve got to like a guy who, reportedly, at the age of 8 can taste a Red Burgundy and proclaim it tastes like "the velvet britches of Jesus."
Another reason to get a kick out of this blog is that each shot of a label
or bottle that accompanies his reviews comes with a shot of Mikey himself integrated into the shot. I think that’s kinda cool. Reminds me of Gary Vaynerchuk on dope. (He kinda looks like Gary, Too.)
"What Would Mikey Drink" focuses on reviews of wines. This isn’t unique. But among the things I like about his approach to reviewing wine that is different from many other wine bloggers is the diversity of
wines he looks at. There is no particular focus on a price, region or varietal. You are as likely to get an ’04 Aussi Grenache as you are a 1999 "Jackass Vineyard" Zin as you are a Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru.
Sometimes Mikey includes the price, sometimes he doesn’t. Note to Mikey: INCLUDE the price of the wine.
"What Would Mikey Drink" is real good wine blogging.