Jason enjoys exploring the world of wine, a new varietal or region lies around every corner. He views the wine world as a treasure hunt for grown-ups. This often leads him to the Trader Joe’s wine aisle where he can assess the latest finds to search for nuggets. He has no credentials and doesn’t claim to. Jason describes himself as a “professional consumer”. He’s just sharing what he liked, didn’t or loved and lessons he is learning along the way. In doing so, he hopes to continue to grow his palate while helping all filter through the masses of wines to find those that deliver tremendous value to the wallet and the palate.
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My original “About This Blog” from April 2007:
A friend made me do it. Apparently he was really sick of hearing me talk about wine so he decided to get me a URL in hopes that typing about wine might shut me up. Of course he wasn’t so direct, he stated merely that he wanted to know what I was drinking so that he could go out and get it. So here we are four months later and I am finally going to take a crack at it.
I don’t have any credentials. I just buy and drink lots of different wines. Mostly from Trader Joe’s and the pretty much the rest from K&L Wines here in San Francisco. So while I will provide as many tasting notes as I can, it will mainly be focused on if I liked it, didn’t or loved it and what I learned from. Please help me along the way by providing comments and ratings to let me know what your thoughts and opinions are. If you enjoy the content feel free to use the social bookmarking tools available throughout the site.
My Wine Info Sources:
As of today I get my wine information from three main sources. The first and my favorite is quaffability, this is a blog that chronicles the many Trader Joe’s wines that John has tried. If you stumbled across this site, close it and go there…much better. Trust me, I have spent a couple of years googling for info on Trader Joe’s and there is nothing else close. The second is from K&L Wines, I work near one of the stores and subscribe to a number of their newsletters which I find enjoyable. The last is scanning the shelfs at TJ’s itself.
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