About the site . . .

Winebork.com was originally written by the legendary Dr. Mark Alguard to collect the wine opinions of a group of Silicon Valley physicists and engineers who had been drinking wine together for more than 30 years. The site was begun for fun, but developed into a religiously maintained record of the group's wine tasting activities.

The group has dispersed in recent years and the site has been completely rewritten by H. T. King; the collection of reviews is now more in the nature of a personal wine diary than a collection of group tasting notes. I (HTK) post here opinions of each new wine I sample, though the site itself includes many of the earlier reviews as well. The reviews are based on a leisurely pass through a full bottle of wine, usually over dinner (and often with equally opiniated friends), and not on an isolated sip at a winery or formal tasting. Partly this is because I've rarely encountered a wine that doesn't develop after being opened, partly because I find my judgment is more reliable and repeatable with an extended tasting of a given wine. The wines are often tasted blind, though not exclusively.

I'd love to hear your opinions as well. There's an email link in the the navigation bar. If you choose to email me, your email address will be treated as absolutely confidential. I'm always interested in ways to improve the site.



Origin of the name "Winebork". . .