In the wine business when your wine is reviewed by a major publication (Wine Spectator, Robert Parker, Tanzer) you are really happy as it has a direct impact on sales and heck, it is nice to be recognized by a professional journalist. Then their is another type of review, one that comes in the form of a short email or phone call, or even a pat on the back in a local watering hole followed by “damm dude, that was some good wine”. The link below is something I have yet to experience. It is someone I have a huge amount of respect for that took the time to write a serious, insightful piece that is not about a score or a letter grade but just about the joy that interesting wine can bring you. I highly recommend it.
Thanks Jim Silver.
Moved by a New York Wine: Forge Cellars 2011 Pinot Noir Les Alliés (Jim Silver, Peconic Bay Winery and Empire State Cellars) | New York Cork Report.