How can you write a book recommending wines you’ve never even tried? It seems a bit bizarre to me, but that’s allegedly what Matt Skinner, Jamie Oliver’s head of wine, has done.
In his defence he’s saying that the publication deadlines for the book mean that he doesn’t have a chance to taste the wines he recommends. Yeah, right. Who cares anyway as long as he’s raking in the cash for his book?
Get a blog, mate, and publish up to the minute news! Oh, I forgot, bloggers get a pittance – if anything – for their efforts. It would be much easier and more lucrative to write recommendations for wines I’ve never tasted. Gi’s a job!
You can read the whole story on the Decanter magazine’s website:
Decanter magazine: “Matt Skinner: Yes, I’ve recommended untasted wines”