It's my opinion that far too many of my fellow vino-sapiens [other wine writers] out there in the vine hinterlands are laboring under what I believe is a false premise. What is that you may ask? Well, I will lay it on the line; the assumption that "all wine is created equal." Umm, there's no other way to say it, that claim or belief is total nonsense.
In my view, that notion is patently false; it's engendered from a sense of wanting to have the 'appearance of fairness,' just remember nobody said life would be fair. As I always say, let each wine compete on its own merits and let the chips fall where they may, that's the reasonable thing to do.
In my opinion, it takes the time to build a palate; an idea, by the way, which is shared by many of my colleagues. I like to think of it as a taste muscle [hello 750ml curls]. I'll admit it, in the beginning, I started out with a pedestrian appetite for commodity wines [but I didn't know it] I was taken in by the low hanging fruit of simple-wines.
But I didn't stop there like so many folks do today. It was through regular tastings, exploring new wines, new regions, and education. Over the years, I come to one extremely important conclusion; while all 'men' are created equal, not all wines are created equal. That said, some wines are just 'plonk,' while other can only be described as Über fantastic, and like I've said, "price is not always a determining factor" balance, depth, a soul is an excellent place to start.
In the interest of full disclosure, I do make mention in the review how I may have encountered the reviewed wine in each article.
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