Grit, hard work, and humble patience. These are characteristics that go into growing and crafting fine wine. While the beverage is often given a hoity-toity stigma, we are all doing wine a disservice if we forget the blood sweat and tears that go into making every vintage of the product we love.
My name is Tony Marlow. My wife Katelyn and I have been in love with wine since before we were legally old enough to drink the stuff. Several years ago, we were fortunate enough to open a wine store together. Through this venture, I learned that there was more to wine than high scores and favorable press. Wine grapes are a living thing that must be cared for before they can be picked, pressed, and fermented. When done right, a wine will show a consumer a sense of time and place unique to every vintage.
Katelyn and I have since sold our wine store and moved to a farm on the outskirts of Kansas City, MO. As we spend our days caring for horses and tending to our acreage, we find our evenings with sore backs and calloused hands appreciating more than ever the hard work that went into crafting the wines that we have in our glass. I invite you to join us on our journey into wines of all price points from all areas of the world. My reviews will be honest assessments that are true to my palate and while all may not be favorable, I hope that you will find value in them to guide you on your very own exploration into wine.
And with that, wine reviews from a flyover state.