August 22, 2011
Welcome to WineBoy! While last time I wrote to you I promised reviews of specific Bordeaux region wineries, I feel it prudent to take a step back. I find it better to test French waters, before throwing you in! So let’s back up to when I was in Paris. Staying on Champs-Elysees, the main street of the French city that never sleeps, I went out one night with my father. We walked down a few blocks to a small wine bar and ordered a bottle of 2008 Grand Cru Chateau La Fleur Picon from Saint-Émilion. We sat down to enjoy it and engaged in a conversation that took us all the way to the next morning.
August 15, 2011
My real name is Michael Patland and this is the inaugural post of my blog. The focus of this forum will be to report and educate the public, especially fans of Patland Estate Vineyards, on wine via my own experiences and personal tastes. My hope is that my readers will find this to be both entertaining and enlightening, as well as possessing a fresh flair and young perspective on the world of wine.