Terms and Terms (before we reach the juicy stuff)
'Terms and Conditions' are things I have never really liked. I understand their purpose and necessity, although, they have always been something I don’t read and -to be honest- don’t give a s*** about. So in respect to the above I have compiled a small list of my thoughts (or terms) in respect to the conception and ultimate, consummation of this site.
"Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!" -Henry David Thoreau
As you may have noticed my page is.. well.. stark. The reason behind this is simple. I want your attention! Attention on the words, photos and pretty things! So much of our internet experience is cluttered to the point of near inoperability. Advertisements about genital growth and six packs
tailored to people like me are all distractions to the important stuff getting drunk, downloading pirated movies and stalking people.
Simple budget wine reviews ($0-$20) from around the world (mostly Australian) for the everyday person, which will be kept short, blunt and easy to read. While I may throw a few “Wine terms" in along the way, rest assured, this site is meant for the people who find wine almost.. intimidating. Its not for the wine snobs specifically. But everyone is welcome..
"If your book is 600 pages long, you are demanding more of my time than I feel free to give. And if I could accomplish the same change in my view of the world by reading a 60-page version of your argument, why didn’t you just publish a book this length instead?" -Sam Harris
3. Rating System
Following in the theme of the prior points the rating system I am electing to use will be simple, 5
star grape ratings. I believe the current ‘100 point system' most commonly used today leaves too much room for evaluation and critique. Great for the wine aficionado but for the everyday, “Weekday Wino”, who just spent $3 on a bottle of 'Bowlers Run' to drink with their re-animated asian food from the night before, while trolling the TV guide in the hope that, that ONE show will appear as your capstone.. We want quick, easy instruction. Bad. Meh. Good. Great. Bodacious! Ya Dig?
4. Why Me?
I have NO journalistic skills or experience and I’m semi dyslexic.. But I’m honest, I have an infatuation with wine, I consume
copious superfluous amounts and I’m like you (I think) in the way that I want my information kept relevant and without the added fluff, consumable within the next 5 minutes!
…So without further delay. Lets get our drink on!