As I am typing this wine column I am a bit sentimental, reflecting that March marks Uncorked’s 10th anniversary — reinforcing as I say every year — the feeling that time certainly flies when you’re having fun.
Staying with the sentimental theme, I want to truly thank you, the readers, for supporting the column over the years. You continue to offer ideas, questions and feedback, allowing me to bring useful tips and advice to you each week.
During the past 10 years we have explored many topics and current issues. My goal in writing this column is (and always has been) to offer honest recommendations of wines available in Arkansas. And possibly more importantly, to make the subject of wine approachable to everyone. My hope is this column offers a little something for everyone, whether you’re just beginning to explore the world of wine or you’re a dedicated oenophile.
Over the last couple of years I asked for your thoughts on column ideas and you’ve given me amazing feedback. Again I am asking that, over the next few weeks, you take a moment to send a quick email or letter with a topic you would like to know more about. Don’t be shy. Have you had a wine that tasted like cabbage and want to know why? Did a friend give you a bottle of wine from Italy that you loved? Please, tell me about it. Confused about malo-lactic fermentation and need clarification? Send me a note. Having a party and debating how much wine to buy? Just ask.
I hope, over the next year, we can keep the conversation going and make Uncorked even more relevant. I look forward to many more years of Uncorked to come.