Let me introduce myself – my name’s Dimitri* and I have high hopes that you like IBlameTheWine.com, can relate to the content, argue with some points and maybe will become a contributor as well. Yet for now, here is my warm welcome!
What is it all about (and not)?
As you can imagine, this website is about wine, wine in a context of happy and healthy lifestyle. Yet another pretentious and over complicated one? No, this one will not serve as encyclopaedia or rave about how yet another Bordeaux obtained 90+ points and that is why you see it on the shelves. My idea is to make it straight-to-the-point useful and fun.
So what’s the focus and why it should be interesting?
We hear and actually see a lot of warnings, how harmful alcohol can be. Yet at the same time a moderate consumption of wine is deemed to be beneficial to your health**. So what’s the trick?
Trying to get my own mind around it, I have come across a wonderful saying by Democritus about water. When replacing water with wine and adapting it to my own language I’ve got:
The wine can be good and bad, the remedy is in learning how to maximise the good and deal with the bad.
Hence I would like to invite you to explore the world of wine and what’s around it (both good and bad), research about healthy lifestyle, how to incorporate wine into it and share the findings together. Please help me on this journey!
As a separate focus point, but very important part of the research, I look into organic wines, for which I have developed an organic wine grading system. If you are interested in organic wine movement, please bookmark the page and come back often for updates, new wines and the ratings.
Have a look around, share your views, contribute to the ‘Blame’, it is harmless, fun and hopefully useful; connect with the me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or any other social media found listed on this site.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
* If I were you I would look up the author credentials as well. So here goes a bit more about myself.
I am a Marketing pro actually and by a normal working day manage online marketing for a digital entertainment company.
When it comes to cooking, I unfortunately don’t have a background apart from a big passion, regular cooking practice at home and some brilliant (or not so much) enthusiast cookery courses.
What about wine? I do not have a direct work experience in a wine industry either. Yet a apart from being a wine lover, I completed an ‘Advanced Certificate in Wine and Spirits’ course provided by Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and currently studying for a Diploma level.
I have been writing about wine since my first certificate, so that was 2011 and you can check my previous site at www.exposedwines.com. You can see why I do want to make it fun and social, can’t you? 😉
Oh, and one more thing to come clean about. I am originally from Ukraine, and English is my second language, so I apologise in advance for a few potential faults in my writing. Yet please help me to make this work better by letting me know.
In a nutshell, I consider my writing as an outsider look on new wines in the UK, what is good and bad on the shelves, and research on a healthy lifestyle including food, travel, fitness, and so on, yet without being biased by a particular company affiliation or influenced by industry stereotypes.
** Professor Roger Corder and Philip Goodband MW