The unofficial but ultimate wine guide for the everyday wine drinker. Join Harry Haddon and Real Time Wine as they take you on a journey of discovery. Without turning you into a wine snob. Because that would be wrong.
Why do we need more words on wine? Can’t you leave us alone and let us just drink the stuff? Do we have to listen to some poncey, big nosed bastard who is going to tell us about the flutteringly fleet-footed scent of an angel’s fart, offset only by the delicate flavour of cigar boxed, pencil shaved bullshit?
In short: Because it’s awesome, of course you can, and I damn well hope not.
Why wine? Well, for the last couple thousand years (earliest estimates see evidence for wine making at around 7000 BC) we have been drinking it. We have drunk it to escape our cruel and short lives, to grease our brain’s cogs and wheels, to liven up parties, to find inspiration, and to worship our gods. We have traded wine, made millions with wine, and lost it all with wine. We’ve made it sweet, drunk it sour, wrote books on it, fought for it, died for it and we have drunk wine because, goddammit, drinking it is awesome.
Wine was at the start of civilization and it will be there, in whatever form, at the end. So whether you like wine or not, wherever you are on this mortal coil, it’s not going anywhere.
All the more reason to read this.