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By: Tim

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 03:12:50 +0000

While it's good to be thought of as the Newton or Einstein of wine, I'm happy to be just an avid amateur along with you Jeff.

By: swirlingnotions

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 20:26:56 +0000

I just had a ridiculously long comment here and decided to just scrap it and work on my own post on the subject (I'll link back here!), so thanks for the inspiration. As a professional food writer who lives in wine country, I've been privy to countless discussions on what makes someone a "real" food writer or wine writer. The "writer" part is easy to discern--some people are better at it than others and some, quite frankly, are hacks (not you!). In my opinion, it's the "food" and "wine" areas that get gray . . . especially when you're talking reviews. Great blog! Glad I (re)found you!

By: Jeff Lefevere

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 15:38:51 +0000

Tim, Thanks for the reference. I'm a hack too, if it makes you feel any better. My overall point was that I think a lot of wine bloggers are quickly accruing their hours and won't in be interesting when the people rise up and meet the wine media as peers. Jeff

By: Dr. Debs

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 05:05:17 +0000

Neither did Newton...he INVENTED calculus in 18 days. Back in the good old days, before there were expert "scientists." Welcome back.

By: el jefe

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 04:16:38 +0000

Einstein didn't have 10,000 hours...