Picks and Pans

At the risk of stating the overly obvious, I drink quite a bit of wine. Now, I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, because I love wine, it completes a meal in my opinion and it’s something I really want to learn about and the best way to do so, as far a I am concerned, is to taste a whole bunch of it. Which I do, on a regular basis.

Now, it seems pretty clear to me that the odds of me liking every bottle of wine I drink are slim to none. And here come(s) my question(s)…how do you feel about reading a bad or a so-so review? Is it worth it for me to take the time to write a review of a wine I’m not so thrilled by or am I better off just not bothering and sticking only to the bottles I really like?

Up to this point, I’ve pretty much reviewed everything I have tasted, the good, the bad and the ugly. I try to couch my opinion by not screaming from the rooftops that something was the worst bottle of wine I’ve ever tasted (well really, nothing I’ve had recently comes even close to the worst wine I’ve ever tasted). I also try to look really hard for something I like about the wine.

Thoughts? I also feel a tad guilty posting a poor review. I know (or at least I hope) someone worked to make a product they felt was worthy of the market. And maybe it’s just me who doesn’t like it. How do you handle reviews of wines that just didn’t work for you?