It is interesting to me that anyone in this day and age, would ever want to be a known as a wine snob. In fact, most educated people view the modern-day wine snob as a “wannabe expert” who is lucky enough to have a wad of cash in one hand and a copy of Wine Spectator in the other. Even easier if the wine snob has access to high-end wines stored in the office swag closet. Either way it ain’t pretty folks and most Americans – including me – are sick of it.
Much like bread and butter, wine has become a staple for the American table. For those who decide to sip and enjoy, these are fantastic times. After years of being known as a beer-drinking country, America recently became a wine drinking nation and the world is taking note. So again, why would anyone want to be known as a wine snob during this time of change?
While it is true that some hobbyists, who perhaps started out working retail and rubbing noses with the wine elite in the 90s, are now make a living producing stuffy articles and reviews. Most wine-savvy Americans know that the rubbish they write is not worth the cost of ink or pen.
Over the past two decades, I have led several wine tours inBordeaux,