In this new series called “Now I know my Wine-phabet”, I will explore letter by letter wine a-z and what I believe are some of the most important and/or influential aspects in the world of wine. Since I am only choosing one topic per letter, many will be missed. Hopefully these posts come across as being whimsical and informative.
I believe that wine should be fun. There are way too many people who over complicate wine. I believe they intentionally do it to make them seem more important. The worst part is that turns so many people away from wine. Why do we see such a rise in the beer culture? Beers is attainable, understandable and marketers are coming up with fun names for beers. Beer too has its ideosynchrozies and has the potential of becoming hip and pretentious. That same type of person that has made wine confusing will make beer confusing.
So I battle everyday to turn on 20 something year old servers on to wine. It is a daunting task. However if I make it fun and entertaining, they seem to grasp it a but better. So I created the Wine-Phabet, wine a-z. Some letters are directly related to grapes, some to people and others to concepts about wine. The funny thing is that as I posted these my wine a-z alphabet, I seemed to anger many pretentious wine people. Hah!
Have fun reading (singing) over the next 26 weeks!