This blog aims to make wine a little more approachable. Amateur winemaker, Ryan O'Donnell talks about winemaking techniques, tasting experiments, events, gadgets and more. This is Ryan's exploration of all things wine.
Category: Website Updates
Yea, I know... I was out of the game for a long time. I blame the corporate rat race. It somehow sucks you into a black hole of real-life Office Space moments. I figure you have the right to know what went on.
I took a job at a very large financial institution in Pleasanton California as their Senior Designer. It was all good but the pace and politics burned me out after 2 years. I couldn't stand it any more and left.
I started my own creative design agency (to pay the bills) and focus on VineSugar. I always wanted this to be a fun place for people to discover wine without the snobbery, and DAMNIT that's what I'm gonna do!
So check back often and click through the links. There's a lot of buried content in the links! I'll be adding more useful features and making everything as organized as possible for you.
Also, I BEG you to let me know your thoughts. What would you like to see? What do you think is a waste of time? Any feedback is good so speak up you website lurkers!
OK, I gotta brag for a minute. I had friends tell me that they love wine but never understood where some of the descriptors come from. Being the resourceful guy I am, I thought I could not only remedy that but make it possible via this website.
Now, on all tasting reviews on this site, you will see keywords called out which you can rollover and read the definition or description of that keyword. So now you can read where "earth" or "oak" comes from without having a seperate place to look it up.
I hope this feature helps. We'll be constantly adding more keywords but feel free to send in terms you want explained.
Have you ever made wine from grapes of kits?