is a wine radical. Some would disagree, arguing that he’s just the latest invention of publishers looking to capitalize on a trend; in this case the popularity of Jamie Oliver. No, he’s a wine radical. Anyone who would attempt to convert such a traditionally wine agnostic group – tousled 20 something surfer dudes and dudettes - to the ways of the grape has to be a radical. Can he convince them to replace spliff in pocket for bottles of wine? Will new wine accessories for surfing be required? Duuuuude!
He also says radical things. According to an article in the Observer
, he’s plainly stated that wine snobbery
is dying: “Yeah, they've got a bit of a conspiracy to mystify it for everyone, to keep the younger generation out of the club. But fortunately, they're quite old now, so they're literally dying out.”
Poor fellas. It saddens me knowing that this venerable species will soon be extinct. I don’t recall ever meeting one. Can we at least save a few in the name of science? Oh, the humanity, the humanity! And will this new reign ushered in by our young Bolshevik sommelier be any less oppressive than the old one?
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