BEER RULE #6 – Don’t be that (wine) guy
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I recently watched a film called SOMM, that held my full attention for 93 minutes. It was about a group of guys that devoted their lives to the study of wine. They neglected friends and family for months to study and obtain the esteemed status of “Master Sommelier”. In each scene I watched them twirl, sniff, taste, think and talk about their wine (actually they spit out the wine, forbidden in the beer world). Then they would guess the origins of the wine. “This one is a Cabernet from France 2009 made by a guy with a Mustache he owns a dog named Lucky” murmured the sommelier student. “Correct”! The wine professor would exclaim. Ok, I’m exaggerating a bit but not entirely. A Master wine Sommelier takes his job very seriously, I respect that.
For the record a Beer Sommelier is also a serious professional – I am not.
SOMM the Movie
As beer fans we drink and celebrate beer but we don’t get too serious. It’s fun to talk and appreciate our beer, heck I even know a guy that’s writing a beer blog. However, you will never catch me turning my beer mug sideways, glasses on my nose as I whisper……..”this Stout has hints of coffee that culminate from soft tannins that coexist with notes of molasses”. Wait a minute! That perfectly describes my Expedition Stout. Have I already become that guy?
BEER RULE #6 – Don’t be That (wine) Guy
Remember, twirl the wine but drink the beer.