Welcome to Vine to Wine this is your host Linda Moran. I subscribe to a few magazines and of course I follow the wine writers in them and I have a thought to share with you on today's program.
I read about wine in magazines because I want to learn something new. I love hearing opinions about wine and I am grateful to learn more about a wine region or a new style or type of wine. The individuals who read these magazines are intelligent and obviously paying attention, so I find it interesting that writers rarely revisit wineries. They are always looking for the new kid on the block. I guess you are passé if you were the new thing last year. But I can't help but wonder what is going on and how much have those past trendsetters learned and explored? I have been revisiting wineries that were within the past 10 years the hip trendy wineries with the young winemakers. It has been very rewarding. So today I advise you to read and recognize and respect the opinion of the wine writer but also try revisiting some of the old favorites and seeing what amazing new things they are doing. I mean the least thing that could happen is they are still making consistently good wines. Although they may have been forgotten by the trendsetters, I now consider them, and their new vintages, one of those "best kept secrets". And thank you for joining me on today's Vine to Wine.