A friend of mine recently told me that he saw my wine enthusiasm in recent years as a natural next step to my punk rock days of yesteryear. I have to admit, I never would have found a connection between this -
Still, maybe he was onto something. After thinking about my old punk rock ethos and my current wine ethos, I found that the two are surprisingly similar.
Punk Rock Ben
Wine Geek Ben
|Obsessive about authentic bands with a message||Obsessive about terroir driven wines|
|Makes snarky comments about pop music fans||Makes snarky comments about Yellowtail fans|
|F#&! the mainstream media!||Screw the mainstream wine media! (I don’t curse as much as punk rock Ben did)|
|Writes angst filled songs and poetry||Writes an occasionally angst filled wine blog|
|The Velvet Underground is the greatest band of all time||The Velvet Underground is the greatest band of all time (Some things never change)|
So maybe my friend was right. Who knew that wine was so punk rock?
I leave you with this -