This is a blog about wine as a window to experience. This is also a place for guests to post their own ideas about wine. Just email me with your content. Do not be surprised if you read about golf, healthcare, politics, media or anything else we feel like describing and weighing in on. We often discuss wines in terms of any of those POVs [ed. PsOV?]. Add music. Another favorite.
The point is the tBoW tasting team enjoys wine alot but we also understand the poof and pomp so many folks, mostly in the media business, are compelled to infuse into the discussion of wine. So we encourage writing about and discussing wine in whatever terms the writer/speaker/taster is most comfortable using.
Our battle cry is No wines Over $20!! And we mean it… but we are weak. And we like to dip into our cellars where we store wines purchased decades ago; some for $20 or less and others for more. Does this make us liars? You be the judge.
This blog was started in 2008 when it was clear to us that the days of the “wine lifestyle” which included ridiculously overpriced collector wines were doomed. We knew we could find the deals then and we are still finding them. There are “discoveries” every week.
We also like to try unusual and lesser known wines and varietals. Something for everybody. I’m not saying we will never review a 1st Growth Bordeaux. It has happened. We just won’t buy one! Not when we can buy a mixed case of plenty. Maybe our motto should be “If You’re Looking For Trophies… Keep Looking”.
Please post your comments frequently reflecting your outrage and/or support. And your inquiries. If nothing else we hope to fill your minds with tales of wine, the wine industry, winemakers, wine regions you can visit, and college basketball.
besitos y abrazos… salud, dinero y el tiempo para gozarlos!
Special note: Mr. Steve Stumpf is now the wine editor at the Southwestern San Fernando Valley’s most elegant lifestyle rag! While TheBestOfWines.com features Steve in his U20 t-shirt and flip-flops, word has it that he actually puts on underwear for his work at Elegant Living Magazine. Enjoy!