Because, frankly, we sometimes take wine much too seriously. (Video courtesy of avguru10 via YouTube.)
A tip o’ the Curmudgeon’s fedora to Lynne Kleinpeter, for her stylish video work; Dolores Serroka, who found the mink; and Jody Jarrell, who provided the Santa suit.
What, you say, you already know how to do that? Don’t be so sure. And, for good measure, the Wine Curmudgeon throws in advice on holding the glass, smelling the wine, and even spitting it — just like the pros do. And check out those rockin’ hand gestures (plus, of course, my hat).
Don't be scared by the headline. All it means is that regional wine isn't supposed to taste like it comes from Napa or Bordeaux.
Best yet, it's a video! Yes, the Wine Curmudgeon has entered the YouTube phase of his career (and you'll notice the link on the upper right side of the page, just below the banner). This was shot during the Kerrville Wine and Music Festival, and the video quality and sound are quite good. The camera wandered a bit, though, which shows that one should never let people who drink use a camera. But, aside from that, I explain why regional wine should reflect the region where it's from. The handsome fellow on my right is John Bratcher, the other wine guy.
And can I get another Squirrel Award for my straw hat?