For the second time this week, I took my mother's advice and I read Eric Asimov's wine column in today's New York Times. Asimov wrote about a a recent wine event in which a renowned wine maker, Adam Lee (Siduri Vineyards), switched labels at a wine tasting to dupe the tasters and prove his point that high alcohol content does not necessarily lead to an unbalanced wine. Asimov goes on to say that he did not feel that Lee's stunt proved much of anything.
To me, the most alarming part of the article is its beginning in which the switcheroo is described as having
"evoked both claims of vindication and cries of ourage throughout the wine-drinking world." Apparently I'm not part of the wine world as I knew nothing about this event. In fact, I didn't even known that a big wine pow-wow known as the "World of Pinot Noir" was going on in Pismo Beach. And I love Pinot Noir. The only thing I know about Pismo Beach is the reference Alicia Silverstone (though she will always be known to me as "Cher Horowitz") makes in the movie, "Clueless." Well, I guess I have a new goal rather than expanding my readership - officially become part of the wine world. Then again, I already have my own Wineocracy, so who needs a world?!?
If you'd like to read the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/23/dining/23pour.html?_r=1&scp=3&sq=pinot%20noir&st=cse
Until the next sniff, sip, quaff or piece of motherly advice,