Friday, July 10, 2009


This is not about me.

This is about fear.

This is about the fear of forgetting all of the spectacular wines I've had the privilege to meet and love. Blurs of red, white, and rosé.

Moments of personal clarity hidden in a 750.

This is also about the fear that amid a point-driven, mediocre-saturated market, wines of character and finesse aren't getting into the right hands.

This is about wine.

This is about wine with terroir, purity, and some soul.

Great wines. Small-production wines. Sustainably-produced wines. Weird wines. Wines that keep you up at night.

Wines of this caliber need to be advocated and celebrated, and easily accessible information about them can only aid this quest.

the terroirist project

The hope of the terroirist project is to keep a catalog of the worthy wines (admittedly, mostly French & Italian) and to give some background on the more obscure producers, regions and varietals.

Input is GREATLY appreciated in the form of increasing the accuracies of my findings.

Tasting notes are only included to give a general idea of the style of wine---they are not meant as definitive descriptions, just personal reflections.