Tuesday, December 4, 2012

You've seen Talia's new blog, right?

In case you hadn't already heard, super smart Talia Baiocchi has her name up in the big lights now, over at The Wine Spectator online. She's still the Wine Editor for Eater National, but she has also started blogging on timely topics over at the Spectator as well. Which is great, because Talia is great. She has a way of covering a lot of ground quickly in her writing, while informing her readers in a way that makes them feel up to speed rather than talked down to. It's a neat trick, and one that I appreciate. She is one of a handful of wine writers that I make a point of always reading.

So I was pretty tickled when she asked for my thoughts in researching her most current piece. That post is an examination of the shifting boundary lines between the cocktail and wine worlds today. You should check it out if you have an interest. It is the kind of topic that Talia is great with, where other writers might have only been able to cover one side of the story well. Because no matter what, whether it be cocktails or wine, I can tell you that Talia is drinking well, and wants the same for you. Now all you have to do is keep up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting how the trend in cocktails has been to embrace bitter, either with citrus rinds or bitters themselves, but much of the mainstream wine in recent years has moved much more towards sweeter softer styles. It's as if they have switched roles.