The opening post of any wine blog needs to set the scene; who is the blogger and why should anyone (add "in their right mind") spend time reading his dribble? Frankly, I have a lot of wine and feel compelled to drink my way through it, an unavoidable hedonistic drive brought on by my love of vino. I drink wine daily, often both red and white, have a wide range of preferences and often mix it up with old and new world varietals and some unusual stuff. I read Parker, WS, Decanter, QRW and numerous blogs though I am not driven by points when I buy wines. I like a discount and a find as much as the other guy or gal but also spend decent dollars to get the good stuff. I do have a rating system but it's far simpler than most--Superb; Tasty/Quaffable (thanks Miles, great word); Good; OK; Swill. I plan to also discuss where I purchased the wine in question and explore the many relationships, mostly commercial, that I have with all sorts of wineries, wine retailers and wholesalers. Anyway, let the fun begin!