One of the reasons I started this segment was the idea that if I put somewhat random thoughts on a page, it would make it easier to complete the task of doing it weekly. I have been on a roll for sure, but rest assured, it is never easy. For instance, I am finding it very difficult to string something together this morning.

There’s a big tasting event coming to the island tomorrow. One of the distributors makes it a point to bring their wares to the island every year. I have to say, I love these events and it’s especially nice when they bring them to me (and everyone else of course). This is where I can pick and choose what table I want to go, to try the wines presented. I find a lot of gems at these events and they find their way into my department. I used to take copious notes until I realized it limits how many wines I get to taste. I’ve come up with a new strategy which I will employ for the first time at this event. One of my weaknesses is being able to remember details about certain wines that I’ve tasted. That’s why I write down detailed tasting notes. However, with this new method, I should be able to find a happy medium. I’ll see how it works.

I’m twenty-six subscribers away from my goal of one thousand on my YouTube Channel. What’s interesting to me is how many peopel make promises to me of reaching out to others to subscribe to my channel. I’ve come to the point where I just acknowledge their offer and I don’t get my hopes up. I’m proud of the fact that I haven’t bought any followers. I’m doing it organically. I think the quality of my episodes has improved over the years. I especially like the improvement of my interviews. I’ve watched my interview with Ashley Trout a few times and I don’t even like to listen to myself. However, I’ve been trying to employ some of the methods of interviewing that I’ve been learning from other great interviewers. I believe it’s paying off. One of my favorites is Larry King. Although he died a couple of years ago, his interviews live on and I often watch them to learn from his methods. The key is to listen and respond to what they are saying. Have an outline in your head but be willing to go with the flow. I have a great one lined up for tomorrow and I hope it goes well. Keith Johnson from Elevens Imports is going to join me for an interview. He has a knack for finding great wines to import, many of which I have brought into my department. The guy exudes energy and a passion for the wine world. He will be a great guest for my channel.


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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