Welcome to binNotes | a wine blog.
by. L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML
Red Thread™ | Q & A
binNotes is still on the road talking to wine makers for the new Red Thread™ wine maker interview series. A big shout out to all the wine makers thus far for their graciousness, hospitality, and kindness towards Lucca, the Red Thread™ mascot.
Some have asked me the difference between binNotes and the Red Thread™ . The Red Thread™ series is an adjunct to binNotes | a wine blog.
Some people ask me why I created the Red Thread™. Why I write a wine blog. As most of you have figured out by now, it’s clearly not for the money. Nor for free wine. Nor for power or prestige. I write about wine makers because I’m a human being with a need for inspiration, creation and connection. I don’t think I’m alone in these desires.
Add to the mix that I’m also a shy, reserved introvert with an unexpected flip side – exceptional curiosity, creativity and risk-taking. Go figure. So my leap of faith into wine writing most days feels more like a thud.
But I write binNotes and create the Red Thread ™ because I feel it’s important to put skin in the game. My skin. My blood. My heart. To travel this path less taken, to tell these wine maker stories. Stories about people with exceptional vision, guts, and artistry. People willing to suffer, sometimes bleed, and maybe lose some sleep in pursuit of a dream, a need, a desire to create something beautiful.
The world needs beauty. It needs heroes. It needs these stories. I hope you find as much inspiration in them as I do. And I hope this helps answer some of your questions. Please feel free to leave more if you have them. Cheers.