1. Wine is to be drunk, not bloviated.

2. If you don’t like it, then it’s not good.

3. There’s an awful lot to say about good wine.

This is man.

For all the volumes of books, blogs, seminars, and experts that exist simply to bombard your mind with esoteric facts and opinions about about wine, you can’t get past the prima facie evidence: wine is meant to get you drunk (in varying levels of discretion.) So whether you’re drinking out of a jug of Carlo Rossi Paisano or an ’02 La Tache, that shizz better be going down your hatch with gusto.

Because there are more than enough people telling you what you should like, but honestly, the only person that can tell you what you do like is your own danged taste buds. Drink what you want and don’t let anyone bully you into anything otherwise.

However, you may have heard the phrase, “Wine is poetry in a bottle.” I firmly believe in its inherent truth. If you can’t find anything to say about a wine your enjoying, it’s probably not as good as you think. There’s a reason, believe it or not, why there are volumes of books, blogs, seminars, and experts waiting to fill your mind with esoteric facts and opinions about wine: this is pursuit of the holy.

To life, love, and good drink.

Sincerely,

Sam Klingberg