The Twitter Wine Review Social Experiment. I never understood wine reviews, the classy ones. Sure - 3 stars, 4 stars, but when they got to acidic bouquets and well textured noses. They lost me. Here's a social trend: man-in-the-street wine reviews, from someone who knows what he likes, probably knows what others would like, but refuses to hoighty toighty it up.
My Twitter Wine Review List for February 2010:
2005 Cloof Pinotage. 15.5% packs one big whalloping mulberry punch. 8/10.
2002 Lanzerac Cabernet Sauvignon. Smelt like tangy old people. Gave me sticky teeth. Too matured maybe? 4/10.
Wine sites and communities on the Interweb - and a great Veynerchuk video - http://bit.ly/biZIlq
2004 Raka Biography Shiraz. A spicy meatball. Too spicy perhaps. 5/10.
2008 Eikendal Sauvignon Blanc. Like biting into a young green lemon. Skin. 5/10.
2004 Welgelee Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. The bottle says coffee and toast. I get black wine gums. Ok. 6/10.
2008 Boekenhoutskloof The Wolftrap. 'To date, no wolf either real or mystical has been seen in the valley'. 8/10.
2007 Brampton Cabernet Sauvignon. They say cigar. I taste cigar. Mmm smokey. And Pavlovian. 6/10.
2003 Esporao Monte Velho Alentejano. Light and fluffy, like a watery grape pancake. 6/10.