I recently read a study that said most Americans trust the guy behind the counter more than wine bloggers. I guess I can understand. After all, if a wine shop employee makes a poor recommendation, the customer is unlikely to come back. So there’s some pressure on the employee to only make recommendations they can stand behind.
Well, here’s why this blog is just as reliable as your favorite wine shop or restaurant. I am that guy behind the counter, and I’m also the guy making recommendations in restaurants. Since the inception of AdamsWineGuide, I have had multiple Sommelier positions in both restaurant and retail settings.
I don’t just make recommendations to my readers based upon the last great bottle I drank. I base my suggestions on what I like, but more importantly what most customers like as well. And what sells. My recommendations always factor in price, quality and availability.
So you can feel safe here. I only have your best interest in mind. This is why I have added the “Facebook Recommend” option to my site. On every page and post, you have the option to recommend the page/post to your Facebook friends. And you can also see how many others have recommended things to their friends. So let the people speak, you can think of the Facebook recommendations (and comments) as a “vote” for approving the page or post. Or liking my wine review/recommendation.
If I do recommend something you don’t approve of, please let me know by commenting. It’s the only way I can get to know my readers better
You can find the original “wine blogger trust” story here.