Some Truly Weird Writing Advice

Sometimes, you have to lick rocks.

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Robert Louis Stevenson said that “wine is bottled poetry.”

“We never really stop and experience and breathe and appreciate what’s there…You stop and you take it and you look at it and you live life to your senses for that quick 25 minutes. It’s like nothing else matters other than this liquid.”- Ian Cauble

Do weird things.

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Just showing up isn’t enough.

“To be an authentic sommelier you have to be an incredible, incredible taster…because that’s the way you can explain to a guest.” — Rajat Parr

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Word choice is deliberate and takes consideration.

Overthinking is the devil’s playground

“You’re not going back to the drawing board. You know exactly what you did. You had very good tastes, all the things are there. Just don’t make it harder than it is.”- Fred Dame

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“Think about how nervous my wines are right now. Just sitting in the glass right now, trembling as I’m about to devour them. How nervous are my wines?” — Brian McClintic

*You know you’re curious about wine and Leonard Cohen induced, truly ridiculous writing:

Flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, horrible violin player. No, I won’t stop taking pictures of my drinks. IG: vanessaltorre

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