In 2016, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, and the HoseMaster of Wine won a Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Award. Which was the unlikeliest? The answer is (D): all of the above. For the past six years, as part of my prison release program (I received a 10-year sentence for impersonating a sommelier, which is what I thought sommeliers do), I’ve been writing a satiric wine blog called HoseMaster of Wine.
You can't be in the wine business and not know an astonishing amount of people with drinking problems. And yet I cannot remember ever reading about that particular subject anywhere. Occupational hazard? Just part of the job? Is that why we don't talk about it? I've never been a boxing fan.
You know what's wrong with Bordeaux? I'll tell you what's wrong with Bordeaux. It's made by French people. Did you know that? Yeah, totally made by French people. So no wonder I didn't like any of the 2015 Bordeaux I tasted-French people are losers. You know what happens when they have a challenging vintage?
My Blind Book Review of "The New Wine Rules" "Besides, I had the feeling that if I read the book cover to cover it would be as if I’d drank an entire bottle of a wine I had been asked to assess. I’d probably throw up and pass out." https://t.co/59s2bsYSnS
My Blind Book Review of Jon Bonné's "The New Wine Rules." Reading the book before reviewing it just seemed so unfair. Yes, it's the best book I've never read for beginning wine lovers! https://t.co/59s2bsYSnS
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