Red is Dead?

skullWhen I listen to music, I can hear the individual instruments.  I can listen closely and hear just the bass line… or hear the snare… or sax or whatever.  My wife can only hear music.  No ability to pick out a particular sound or rhythm from amongst the final product.  Classical music is obviously much more complicated and dense, but I can do the same there, just to a lesser degree.

With wine… all I hear is music.  I have no palate to pick out the individual flavors.  At best I can taste sour or bitter or sweet.  Maybe something that resembles a fruit or a spice.  As evidence you see a string of reviews that say “cherry, berry, pepper… sour, sweet… yum or bleh”.  The equivalent of only knowing 3 chords.  Or only having one string on your bass.  Sure it’s been done… but it doesn’t take long till all the songs sound the same.

That’s how I’m starting to feel on these reviews.  So this may be the end.  Despite having a kick-ass concept, and site name, and cool looking page.  Ultimately it’s nothing I couldn’t do in a spreadsheet with a thumbs up and thumbs down for each bottle.

Eh, who know how I’ll feel tomorrow, but today I’m officially… probably… retired.

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4 Responses to “Red is Dead?”

  1. Why don’t you do music reviews instead then? I’ll send you material if you want something you’ve never heard, by a musician you’ve never heard of…just to start with…

  2. Please don’t. I just discovered your blog and reading it is one of the highlights of my day. Who else will make my cheap wine habit sound as meaningful as you do?

  3. what artist is this picture of a scull by?

  4. Hey, where did you steal that picture of that cool skull?

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