Whenever I feel like my wine selection has gone off the map I go back to a Côtes du Rhône. Really any CDR will do.
Whenever I feel like my perspective on wine has gone astray and I start using flowery descriptive words I go back to Billy Munnelly – my wine guru / sansei / Yoda.
Billy’s back with a fresh new web site and a great Facebook feed of wine recommendations and descriptions. His last recommendation that I acted on was the Chateau Hauchat Fronsac – a Bordeaux for under $15. I bought 6!
Check out Billy’s “Wine by Mood” – the cleverest thing ever written about wine.
Who is Billy? Billy is my favourite wine writer – funny, irreverent, slightly silly, and a man who appreciates a good glass of wine (although I suspect that it seldom stops at one glass).
What’s not to like about this man?
If you are going to the LCBO – or “the Happy Store” as my friend DaniBP calls it – and you want to know what the wine blogger (me) is buying these days then I have something for you.
At the right of this blog page – just under the shameless self-promoting image of my face – is a link to the LCBO Quick Pick list category of my blog entries. A click and a scroll down this category will give you some good ideas. But don’t get used to it. My brother-in-Spain doesn’t read this blog for the wine recommendations – in fact he gets mad at me for suggesting wines and not writing foolishness.
So this is for you Guitar Glen, Rugby guy, and anyone else who doesn’t have the patience to read through my thoughts on Albert Einstein, J.Crew, gooseberries, and the dreamy David Beckham looking for wine notes.
Back to the photo of me – isn’t shameless self-promoting what the word blog means?