A blog by Alex Alan. A wine "anti-critic" who has set out to achieve a simple purpose: I'm here to tell you what the wine told me to tell you. These stories are written so people can see that ego, attitude, and privilege is not the wine world of today. Joy, charm, & beauty are new standards of quality that now stand in equal value to the old guard's focus on power, grace, and intensity. To some, wine can simply be a beverage while to others it may be a form of artful expression. Either way, its primary purpose is for enjoyment and more often than not the wine we drink simply amplifies the joy we experience in life.