I feel a need to justify or at least speak a little more on my previous post and my "needing a break" from talking about wine. Wine at Five? was never meant to be about reviewing wine, it was more a statement about me, a motto of sorts. I enjoy my "winethirty" and through meeting other wine enthusiasts, decided to give reviewing a try. I don't claim to be knowledgeable. I've made it clear that I'm all about the "inexpensive" bottles. I don't tend to "review" as in give the positives and negatives, I'm more likely to tell you about wines I've found to be enjoyable, at a reasonable price, that I think others, like me, will enjoy.
There is way too much criticism amongst wine reviewers on how to properly do it. I have no need to tell you which wines suck, it's just not who I am. I don't care that you don't think I can find a good bottle at Trader Joes, for under $5, because I can. If you don't think it's possible, then you definitely don't want to stop by to see what I'm drinking. We obviously don't have the same taste...and that's fine. If you do like to hear about bottles that will fit nicely into your budget and you've agreed with me on wines we've both tasted, then you may want to stop by from time to time to see what new finds I've come across. It's as simple as that. I don't read anything by Wine-Snobs. Truth is, we have nothing in common. I'm sure they are all nice people, just not ones I would enjoy drinking with...and it is about enjoyment, isn't it? Spending $50 or $100 on a bottle of wine would make me feel too guilty to enjoy drinking it. I know it's not how others feel, but it's how I feel. If you agree with me, let's talk about less expensive bottles.
I'll make you a deal. I won't tell you what you should like and you don't tell me what I should like, deal? I'll just continue to tell you what I like and if you think we have similar tastes, give it a try. It may be the best $5-$10 you ever spent.
Okay. I'm off my soapbox now.
On a lighter note. A tip for the women (although I guess men could use it too). For the life of me I can't remember where I read it. I went to where I thought it was...and it wasn't there. I would love to give credit, so if I read it from you (and I commented on it being a fabulous idea, 'cuz it is) then just drop me a line and I'll give you the credit, straight up.
Tip of the Day:
wrinkle filler = hot glue gun
don't you just love that?