Gord wrecked my day.
Who is Gord? “Gord Stimmell is the Toronto Star’s wine critic”. Says so on their website. My value-driven, wine snob friend Chris, forwarded me Gord’s column last week … “Then we have my highest-rated general-list wine in four years, Stone Dwellers 2008 Cab Sauv, which is $19.95 but tastes like $60 and rates a solid 92. I am buying this for my cellar, so spare me a few bottles, pretty please.”
Sounds like a good wine. So I went online, found that my local store in Guelph had 60 bottles. I went there to purchase some only to find out that ALL 60 BOTTLES WERE ON HOLD!
“SERIOUSLY?”, I said in capital letters to the sales clerk. Then I walked away muttering something like “Gord’s a jerk”.
So when Gord recommends a wine it’s gone off the shelves within 24 hours. You probably think that I’m envious of Gord’s power - and you’re right. I’m already planning to recommend a wine that I know isn’t in stock anywhere so that even 1 person might think that it’s all gone because Travis recommended it. I hope they call me a jerk.
For now, I have the local wine store on speed dial. The moment they get some of that Australian gold in I’m putting it on hold. Keep up the good work Gord.