These wine people…. I have to laugh. And before you think I’m getting judge-y, listen….. I’ve seen A LOT in the industry, and heard even more. Some firsthand, and second. When I say “wine people” I’m talking about those that want to be seen as such for certain reasons. This could be managers, or somms, winemakers, “journalists”, marketing twits, I could go on an on….. It’s the attitude. No, more than that. Then what… hard to say. One character, a member of a family who owned a winery and big property (no names, not ‘cause I’m scared I just want to bring this harpy any recognition, good or bad)…. Just a mean and unpleasant individual. Did she contribute anything to the business? Hard to say, other than throwing around her name and authority. What was her knowledge of wine? I don’t know, she had opinions. Does that demonstrate knowledge? Well…….
Just something I’m thinking about. Both in terms of writing and extended from the boredom thought. Like a badge or scar, being in the industry as long as I have. Not usre I’m proud of it, thinking at one time that I could make a living in the wine industry full-time, but it’s there, here, and I’m writing from those days and memories and battles now. See where it goes….