Anyone who has been reading wine blogs for a while knows about Vinography, the granddaddy of all wine blogs. It’s publisher, Alder Yarrow, is one of the wine blogosphere’s most thoughtful, talented people and this post from last week Subjectivity, Aesthetics, and the Evaluation of Wine is one that you should check out.
After you read it, answer this question for me: What do you look for in a wine review?
I try to balance the objective traits of a wine (color, aromas, flavors) with the type of subjective commentary that Alder argues cannot (and should not) be absent from reviews. But, maybe I’m wrong. Should I focus more on the sensory evaulation and write less about my own opinions and experiences with each wine?