After living in Napa Valley and learning about wine scores, I realized it was all bullshit.
Some guy arbitrarily gave standards for wine then somehow managed to get everyone else to care about his score.
If anything, he is a marketing genius.
And maybe a little narcissistic. But I’m not a psychologist.
To be fair, yes, there are certain qualities in wine that make some better than others. However, most of it is based on his palate.
And then I learned the scores at BevMo have their own rater. Who has his own palate. And his own opinions.
It’s as if he is a completely different person altogether.
So when you see that little 95 points next to a wine, its by some random dude.
To be fair, he is not random to people in the know. But for me – a wine drinker who has no shame picking up the $3.99 bottle of Green Fin at Trader Joes, and confidently serves it at dinner parties – this BevMo guy is simple another random guy.
Since random guys are making their own rating systems, I decided I would too.
But then I quickly realized writing about the intricacies of wine with little to no wine knowledge was incredibly difficult. And personally, not fun for me.
So I decided to turn it into a booze travel ratings system. I give each place I visit a random kitty rating with no meaning whatsoever.
I do have one rule when writing these reviews:
The One And Only Rule
I will never give negative reviews. There’s already so much negativity out in the internet. If there’s a place I don’t like, I simply won’t write about it.
I may, however, try and convey sarcasm. I will try my best to express it without sounding snarky.
But sometimes it may read snarky.
Just know it’s not snarky because now you know my one and only rule:
No Negative Reviews
If there is a place you would like me to review – please send me a message!