We are thrilled to have Patrick Comiskey join us for a guest appearance this week. Check out his article "A Spotling on Natural Wine" if you haven't already done so.

As you may know, Patrick is a featured author on Zester Daily, has a long history reviewing and chronicling the American wine scene, and is putting the finishing touches on a long anticipated review of the origin and growth of the Rhone Ranger movement in California. More than simply a critic, Patrick offers a thoughtful approach to examining the "who, what, where, when and why" of wine.

Today, we turn the table on Patrick and ask him for some of his own whats, wheres, and whys! Please look out for Patrick's upcoming book as well as his work on Zester Daily.

Snooth – Which came first a passion for writing or a passion for wine?

Patrick: I was a writer first, of fiction and poetry. Writing as a career kept me poor and lean, and in restaurants for employment...

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