Big Blogger Accepting Midwest Wines
Tom Wark of Fermentation wine blog fame is starting to come around to regional wine. Although Wark is surpassed only by Blake Gray of the The Gray Report in his use of the first person pronoun “I,” a lot of people read Wark’s blog and there is no debating his wine knowledge.
Wark, like of a lot of establishment wine writers, is not quite ready to say he likes regional wine. But, as Bob Dylan said, you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wine blows. So Wark plays it safe with comments like, regional wines “cannot be ignored.” While this is faint praise, it’s still positive PR for Midwest wine from a Napa Valley sophisticate who carries some figurative weight. (Wark might even have a bottle of Concord hidden in his desk.)