Randy Smith is better known as The Wine Write across the internet. He focuses his blog on winemaker, wineries and other people based in the Central Coast.
Beyond telling great stories about the wine industry, Randy does something admirable which is niche down into a very specific region. With the wine world being so large, I think many people struggle with where to begin. This is something I talked about with Chappy Cottrell during on our podcast episode.
If you’re like Randy, then choosing a region to discover is going to help you understand wine much better than picking bottles at random. The next time you taste a wine you like, I’d recommend that you ask yourself questions about what you’re drinking.
- Where is this wine from?
- Who made this wine?
- Have I had other wines similar to this one?
These questions will lead you down exciting avenues, and paying a bit more attention is going to serve you in the long run.
If you’re starting out, listen to the wines that speak to you.
Then, dig in.
Discover what makes wines you love special and then learn as much as you possibly can about each one. You’ll thank yourself later because you’ll begin to establish a basis for knowledge while pursing something that is making you happy (win-win).
If you’re ready to start a wine blog or wine-related project, you’ll want to listen to Randy’s interview below.
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Randy Smith’s Interview
About Randy Smith
Randy was born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi, without a vineyard in sight. He now resides outside New Orleans, and while there are a few vineyards close by, those wines really aren’t in my wheelhouse. He’s penned a blog called The Wine Write since 2011. On it, Randy aspires to share my appreciation for wine, winemakers, and wine travel. Come along for the ride!