We have a number of luminaries in B'game in all sorts of walks of life. One of our luminaries is really a lumVinary in that he is a luminary in the wide world of wine. Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal had an article about drinking a wider variety of wines rather than the same ole, same ole vino. Here's the latest quote that brings national attention to our little burg and our lumvinary
I'll drink fewer of the wines that I already love, and more of the wines that I've somehow ignored. The latter will likely prove easier to pull off than the former; most wine drinkers I know—including professionals and amateurs—have wines that they love and tend to favor. According to Gerald Weisel, proprietor of Weimax Wine & Spirits, in Burlingame, Calif., many of his customers want to drink the same wine over and over again.
Mr. Weisel's New Year's wish would be for those wine drinkers to walk into his shop and ask for something " 'below the radar' or, as my Italian friends say, 'fuori strad'—off the road," he said.
This is the fourth or fifth WSJ quote I have seen from Gerald over the years and his pithy nature shines through each time. Gerald holds court six days a week at his family shop on B'way and adds a lot of flavor to our local scene.