Not as interested in posting to this wine blog, of late. Toying with approaches for my return to the classRoom. I see Self instructing Creative Writing, Fiction, Non-Fiction, and a couple sections of Literary Theory. The wine helps, and not in a humorous way, or irresponsible way. Its tonal arrangements, presence, roads of occasion, memory, push me in this thought, creativity. Wine is Literature. That’s why I enjoy it so often; varying winemaker styles, varietals, labels.
Tasting generously scheduled for today, 3:45p, Rutherford. Which is interesting, to me, as Napa’s been testing my patience with heaping confidence, self-anointment, self-obsession. And, most pronounced and punctuated, its dismissal and degradation of my side, Sonoma County. I can understand friendly rivalry, commercial jest. And I’ve heard bitterness, irrational animosity on this half of the mountain. But, it’s the neoteric Napa notes of psedo-nobility that irk me, inspire me to unfetter these entries. At the end, I enjoy wine, not nuances or specificities of industry. I don’t care if the bottle opened is from my side or theirs. That’s part of what earned this blog its death order at year’s end, the chasm. I don’t need concert in these opinions, so agreement isn’t a necessity. However, absence of their scribble would leave to Self-fizzle, and there’s enough censorship in “the industry,” presently. Won’t be me.
Am I a writing wine-cynic BECAUSE of the wine industry? Absolutely. Deception, opportunism. Do I think it’s dominant, thematically pervading? Yes. Obsession with capital. There can be balanced revenue generation, I feel, as one in “the industry.” Moving on, writing about wine has recently provoked a certain metric [a word misused, overused, mis-overused by many wine industry bots], rhyme, rhythmic shift, as wine is truly a dactylic body; musical, whimsical, animated. That means, as I see it, that I have to continue in a more animated and whimsical, musical pass with these writings catalyzed by wine’s terrain, components. Such, perfect for my writing, Literary, Literary Theory lectures.
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