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 -

Blackflag_getinthevan and this – Winesnob-787937

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 -