Archive for the ‘Wine Consumers’ Category

Nov 30, 2021

Wine Takes a Holiday

We are smack dab in the middle of Hannukah, that time when latkes make their annual appearance on Jewish tables when debates emerge as to the proper preparation for this dish and when no wine in particular is served at the Hannukah table. And why is that? Why has no one type of wine emerged as the de rigueur pour for the Hannukah table? For that matter why has no single wine become the go-to pour for Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving,…

Nov 14, 2021

Let’s Discuss Lowering the Legal Drinking Age

It has been years since any state seriously considered raising the age at which it is legal to drink. But it’s notable that for decades that age was not near what the mark is today in all states. Most would consider it folly to make an attempt to lower the legal drinking age. And I understand that. But I’m not one of those who think it is a bad idea. And now it appears that there are others who also…

Nov 5, 2021

Pleasure and Worth Can Be Derived From A Wine’s High Price

Venturing somewhat outside his well-trodden cocktail lane at The Wine Enthusiast, Dylan Garrett makes a good point about the formula for enjoying wine. He makes the case that the worth or value of a wine ought to be properly defined by the enjoyment it brings the drinker and that this enjoyment is almost certainly related to the experience where the wine was consumed: “It’s time to step back and reevaluate how we define value. While there’s a thrill to sipping…

Oct 21, 2021

Go Ahead…Hoard That Wine

It’s just fine to buy wine with no intention of drinking it. It’s just fine to buy a wine with no more intention than having it and appreciating what it is without any intent to drink it. This is collecting. And sometimes it gets a bad name. “Label Sniffers”. “Ego Strokers”. “Snobs”. “Wine is for drinking.” These are some of the charges that sometimes are leveled at that group of collectors who purchase wine—often expensive wine—simply to have and keep…

Sep 27, 2021

The Non-Existent Problem of Gatekeeping Around Wine

Who doesn’t love Tik Tok? Just visualizing the slow movement of a second hand across a clock face brings a swell of delight to our hearts. Now add lipsyncing into the mix or short vids of dogs sleeping with cats and you can understand why this new video creation and sharing platform is all the rage. And so I was excited to see the article in the Wine Enthusiast touting the Tik Tok Creators who were bringing “Barrier Free Joy…