I began this blog two years ago as I left St. Louis. A journey without a destination lay before me. In the end, I found a new home on the Central Coast of California on the Monterey Peninsula.
I have been away from writing as I worked to get established in California. I also studied for and passed the Advanced Level examination of the Court of Sommeliers. I am ready to return to the keyboard.
As I’ve said in the past, many wine writers and critics declare that they are impartial and the relationships they may have with the wineries have no affect on their judgments of the wines they review. I make no such claim. I am not tasting wine in a sterile setting far from the source. I am surrounded by the vines and people who produced the wines and having a great time among them. Often wine is as much about the setting as it is about the glass and that is what I intend to convey.