This page and the following wine pages will provide you with the WineGuyMike “Crush Course”, enough information to be dangerous. That is dangerous as an expert wine shopper. My mission is to provide you with the wine basics and simple how to wine tips. I certainly don’t know everything about wine, but I’m passionate about wine and everything that surrounds it. I would like to share what I do know with you. Will you join me on this fantastic journey?
Maya’s quote from the movie Sideways, one of my favorites. “I like to think about the life of wine, how it is a living thing. I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing. How the sun was shining, if it rained. I like to think about all the people who tended and picked the grapes. And if it is an old wine how many of them must be dead by now. I like how wine continues to evolve, like if I opened a bottle of wine today it would taste different than if I’d opened it on any other day, because a bottle of wine is actually alive. And if it’s constantly evolving and gaining complexity, that is until it peaks, like your’61. And then it begins its steady inevitable decline.”