OkSomm has asked some of its favorite people in the wine industry to answer the OkSomm Questionnaire. In the style of the classic Proust quiz- we ask all the questions you never thought to ask about wine, happiness, love and life.
What is you first wine memory?
With my grandfather Bitner at his Home in Springfield, Ohio - Bordeaux Red - small pour with water!
What is the most overused word or phrase in wine?
Haha - too long a list. Like what you like!
What is your favorite curse word?
What is your “Desert Island” wine?
It will be warm so Grenache Rose - YUM!
2020 Bitner Estate Grenache Rosé
What is your favorite wine region?
TIE - McLaren Vale in South Australia & Walla Walla region
When and where were (are) you happiest?
Family, Friends, Summer, water, wine, book, music, laughter, pickleball = JOY!
What is your favorite food & wine pairing?
Asian spice and Riesling!
What is your greatest extravagance?
Books & Wine
Your favorite book or movie about wine?
Peter Mayle’s: A Good Year as Movie or Kermit Lynch’s: Adventures on the Wine Route as Book
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Which living person do you most admire?
My children - THE JOY!
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
I would do it all again with a few tweaks...
If you didn’t have a career in wine what other occupation might you choose?
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
What is your motto?
Do Epic Shit & All the Best
2019 Do Epic Shit Red Blend
If God or Dionysus greets you at the heavenly gates what would you expect them to say to you?
You must know somebody - you lucky bastard!