Thanks to the Feature Story on the Corkdork on Typepad's homepage, I suddenly have a lot of new readers so I thought I would jot a quick introduction to what this blog is about and why it's here.
What you'll find on the Corkdork is a record of some of the good things in life I've had the pleasure in tasting. Unlike a regular wine and food critic, you'll mostly find the positive and I'll do my best to omit the purely negative. If I write about it, chances are, it's because I want to remember it in a positive light, and let you, the reader, take advantage of my filtering. The main exceptions will be in the name of being thorough at big tastings, or the rare time I don't like the bottle I've chosen for Wine Blogging Wednesday.
In the spirit of a journal, I also try to put up recipes I've concocted in the kitchen or cocktail shaker that I want to remember or to share with friends. Though I do occasionally get trade samples, the vast majority of the things I write about are things I've bought myself.
I hope you'll subscribe, and I'll do my best to keep it upbeat and informative. Welcome!