The blog was birthed by Ron Washam, “After 19 years as a Sommelier in Los Angeles…moved to Sonoma County to explore the other aspects of the wine business”. He quickly validates my decision to leave behind the rat race of corporate restaurant work by saying, “I’ve spent, OK wasted, 30 years learning about and teaching about and swallowing wine.” I like this guy already.
Did I mention that this blog is the first beverage journalism I’ve come across that incorporates liberal nudity as a part of its journalistic arsenal? Yes, this is something I can get into. I know that my mom checks our blog regularly, so I know nudity isn’t something I parade around on our site, but I dig that Mr. Washam is making this move for the rest of us.
The blog’s design consists of a patterned graphic reminiscent of a seedy, upscale brothel. The posts are about, well, whatever he feels like. From the Yankees, to Sarah Palin, to the original Zorro. Washam never loses his focus on wine and beautiful women. I wonder if I actually created this blog in the future, with Washam stealing my idea and traveling back in time to beat me to the punch. Either way, The HoseMaster of Wine is unlike anything I’ve ever seen, and definitely worth a look!