What if you made some of the most amazing art in the world but only a few very small galleries would show it. Few would see it. Few would have a chance to be moved by it. Imagine an original Picasso sitting in an art shop in Muleshoe, Texas unseen by all but the occasional customer. Not you. Not me.
That unfortunately is the fate of many small, family, boutique and artisan wineries. Maybe a few wine shops carry their label. Maybe a few restaurants, probably none in your city, have it on their over-priced bottle list. Even if the winery lands a distributor in your locale, this great but unknown wine fights for the distributor’s time and efforts when frankly, it’s much easier to place well known brands. You and me, well, we rarely get the chance to taste or even discover these great expressions of art and passion.
What’s a wine lover to do? At Bacchus and Beery Wine Blog we are shifting much of our focus to these wines. There are plenty of other sites where you can find reviews of wines you see every day in every wine shop.
In addition to finding and reviewing small, family, boutique and artisan wines, we will be bringing you the stories behind the bottles. Who made that great wine? Why did they make that wine? Where does their passion for winemaking originate? Check out our last blog entry, Smith-Madrone Vineyards and Winery – The Real Deal for a sip of what’s to come.
We know you will want to drink these wines and not just read about them. So, we will be providing you with the information you need to quickly and easily order wines directly from the winery.
So let’s all get out of our wine ruts, move beyond the old stand-bys and expand our palates and cellars with wine from small, family, boutique and artisan wineries.