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Jay Conner

Jay Conner

  • I think law was the best liberal education you can get. Even better than Philosophy, without which I doubt I would have made it through. After 12 years of practice, I decided to hell with it, and turned my hobby into a business, but I was ABLE to do that. No regrets, but escape it as soon as you can.

  • Don’t blame the grape, blame the marketers who bushwhacked it in California.

    It gets defined by whoever does the quickest and most effective marketing. They set the basic flavor profile, and others follow. Consumers then expect it to taste “like this”, and if yours doesn’t, you won’t be part of the wave

    Don’t blame the grape, blame the marketers who bushwhacked it in California.

    It gets defined by whoever does the quickest and most effective marketing. They set the basic flavor profile, and others follow. Consumers then expect it to taste “like this”, and if yours doesn’t, you won’t be part of the wave.

    In the case of Chardonnay, it came on as a big, overweight, overdressed loud mouthed wine with way too much lipstick.

    Harvested too late, so as to have the maximum overripe melony character, soft from low acidity, highly alcoholic with noticeable residual sweetness, butterscotch notes from malo-lactic, heavy vanillin from toasted oak. Just the wine for the sweet-tooth palate of a public raised on candy and cookies and coke.