note— Charmé

I’ve always seen wine as a literary being, not so much a chemical or agricultural product.  The relationships we realize and develop with whatever wines we prefer and chase down are OURS.  Don’t just blindly follow some sommelier or critic.  Don’t let them tell you to like or dislike the character in the bottle.  Approach […]



We as lovers would first educate ourselves.  If you want to take a class here and there, or get some certification, or whatever, that’s fine.  But first, we should educate ourselves.  Go get books, read them with measured embrace, take notes.. always be a student, and your own professor.  Dive into it not even head-first, […]


Tasting today….

Instructing multiple realms and realities of vintage, varietal, place, atmosphere, winemaker intention.  As the consummate consumer I boast to be I can only continue in my noting, reflecting proverbially in the flavor arrangements and liquified manuscripts about and within each bottle.  Impassioned, and perplexed.  Just the way this writer wishes be.