I think I may be one of the most inconsistent writers out there. I started this piece to help with my consistency. It is a fun, easy to write article that I intended to spur me on to greater heights in writing volume. So far, I have not let it perform the magic it was intended to create. Writing is like exercise, the more you do it, the easier it gets. I am a morning person, so I need to give myself enough time in the a.m. to accomplish my goals. Let’s hope that today starts a new trend for me. My word for 2020 is determination and so, I move ahead determined to be more consistent.

I have been consistent with my YouTube channel and I have some interesting and fun episodes out there for your enjoyment. I just put out an episode on my #1 wine in 2019 under twenty bucks. The point of the episode is to show all of you the process I go through to determine which wine gets the honor. I wasn’t intending to sell the wine at the store through this episode. For one thing, it is sold out, at least at Kings Market. I can’t get any more from my supplier. However, I felt bad when a good friend of mine watched the episode and came into the store to buy more. You know who you are, so if you read this article, come back and I will fix you up with a bottle or two from my own stash. My YouTube channel is not a selling platform, but I understand that if I get excited about a certain wine, someone is going to come looking for it. I try to cover my bases when I can and apologize when I can’t.

I just purchased the textbook for becoming a Certified Wine Specialist (CWS) and I am studying diligently. I’m not big on certifications, but it will do more good than harm for me to stay up on my wine knowledge. There is so much to learn in this field of study. I am passionate about wine and the wine world. I love to share that knowledge and make it easily digestible for those that are new to wine and want to learn. Wine is such a cool thing and I love to find the gems that are buried in the catalogs of my suppliers. Especially if they are reasonably priced. If you ever want to chat about the wine world, stop by and see me. I will be more than happy to share what I know and learn from you.


Stan The Wine Man

About Stan The Wine Man

I am a blue collar wine guy who has been in the biz for over twenty years. I work at a store in a tourist destination stop. I work hard at finding the best wine for the money. I love the challenge of learning my customer's palate so I can find the best wine for them, whether it is Petrus or white zinfandel. Cheers!
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