Those of you who've followed this blog for a while may remember my little "Robert Parker's Bitch" post from about a year ago. It included a photo of winemaker/blogger extraordinaire Josh Hermsmeyer of Pinotblogger.com wearing a t-shirt bearing the cheeky slogan, which I had made for him and dared him to wear. (He liked the shirt so much he actually wore it to this year's Parker-hosted Bordeaux tasting at the CIA in Napa. Now that's cojones!
In November, I was asked to speak at the American Wine Society conference in Sacramento. I'm not much for giving Powerpoint speeches, so instead I decided to make a documentary about a controversial topic: The wine media's influence on winemaking styles. I think you can guess the title!
Josh appears in the film--and makes some great points--and he was kind enough to post it online so I can share it with fellow bloggers and others in the industry. Here's where to check it out:
Vimeo (password: parkersbitch)
And just a note of thanks to Rob Merletti, publisher of Vineyard & Winery Management magazine, for letting me run with this.
Now where did I leave that popcorn?