Re: Esommileir - wine on your iPhone?
Wine isn't supposed to be about snobbery and the old-school way of the sommilier should be only for the LAMEST of eateries.
Maybe its a CA-thing but people here are pretty fired up to show off their wine list. They quickly sense if you know what you are after. They are also willing to bring you a taste of many things (on them) if you are can't decide.
To me, that is the spirit of the art. There is no right an wrong in wine - just what you like. Its like saying MartinLogan's sound "wrong" versus say Revels. That's just silly. They sound DIFFERENT and you may like one sound better than another which is perfectly fine and respectable. But how many times have you been to a dealer where they crapped all over a product because it is "wrong" or "not as good"? It always loses SO many points with me when they do that.
Jerry Del Colliano