Ten years ago, I introduced you to Vinotypes. These are the wine equivalent to a Myers Briggs test of personality. The wonderful Master of Wine Tim Hanni created these a number of years ago. He came up with four Vinotype personas: Sweet, Hypersensitive, Sensitive and Tolerant. Let’s explore this wonderful new world today.[Read more…]
Happy Holidays! I wanted to share a wonderful article that my freelance writer friend Angie Colee recently published on Yahoo called “My Love-Hate Relationship with Wine.” Angie does a brilliant — and very entertaining — job of highlighting the fact that we all experience wine very differently and that we need to celebrate those differences. [Read more…]
I am delighted to introduce you to Tim Hanni’s VinoType system. This past weekend, I had the privilege of hearing Tim Hanni speak at WineShop At Home’s national convention. Tim Hanni is one of approximately 300 people worldwide who earned the title Master of Wine. The examination associated with this title has something like an eight percent pass rate – definitely not something for the faint of heart.
When you meet a Master of Wine like Tim, you assume that he will be a wine snob. After all, there are plenty of wine snobs roaming around who don’t have nearly the credentials that Tim has. So you kind of feel like Tim is entitled to be a wine snob – maybe even a Master Wine Snob ☺
Well, the moment you meet Tim, you discover that he is anything but a wine snob. He is down to earth, amazingly interesting, and incredibly funny. And his mission is to take the intimidation out of wine. Woo hoo!!! Cheers to Tim!!! [Read more…]