"This is a little weak on the nose, and blunt in taste. To put it mildly, I wouldn't serve this wine to my guests, nor likely drink it for pleasure." Those were the only words I have ever received, in written communique, as it were, from the famous wine critic Perry Daniels. It was also my first review as a vintner. Unfortunately, besides being in the show, it was also published in the Post. A shame. And great annoyance.

Because of this man, my start in vintering is in somewhat of a decay. I am looking in to brewmaster jobs at microbreweries. I hardly think my beer would be as subject to slaughter by insult.

With all my labors in education, apprenticeship, and work, I am astonished that one comment from a sly big shot is all it takes to be destroyed.


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funny satirical winey whitty plausible


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