Oenophily [ee-nof–uh-lee] is a blog for people who like wine. I created it as a place where I can share information on wine and wine-related things.
Much of the content will undoubtedly the driven by the wines I represent. However, one of the reasons for setting this up as a separate site was to be able to step outside of that whenever I want to. My goal is to always be informational. Nonetheless, when I refer to the wines that I have a business interest in, I will make a note of it.
I invite you to join the conversation.
About the Author
I became interested in wine and cooking almost as soon as I started living on my own. I’ve been pursuing delightful flavors with a passion ever since.
Wine is my third career. The previous ones didn’t have much to do with wine, but they did give me the opportunity to sample wines (and food) from around the world. They also gave me a lot of experience in sharing ideas with people.
In my third career, my desire is to share my passion and experience with you.
A Few Words About Wine Ratings
I won’t be posting wine ratings on Oenophily.
There are a number of reasons for this, but the biggest one is that I think people pay too much attention to wine ratings. I went through a period of reading all the wine reviews I could find and trying to search out the highest rated ones I could afford. And then I learned something:
Just because some expert gives a wine a high rating that doesn’t mean you are going to like it.
It kinda seems obvious when you think about it, but it’s a trap many people fall into. When I write about a wine, I will give you my thoughts on aromas, tastes, and even food pairings. It will be up to you to decide if that appeals to you or not.
The picture of corks is from Life of Pix, a website full of free photos available without copyright restrictions. They don’t require attribution, but I’m happy to give it.
Another great images site is Freeimages.
The site icon is based on an image from the OpenClipArt site.