New Contributor: Andy McCallion [a.k.a.] the Bruised Grape
"The strength of the team is in each individual member and the strength of each member is the team." —Phil Jackson
Phil Jackson, just may know a thing or two about how teams work and how the right team [with individual talents] can move together to accomplish great things. It is in that same spirit of cooperation and collaboration which has helped the LA Lakers to win multiple championships, I want to introduce the newest member of the Cuvée Corner Wine Blogging team, Andy McCallion. Please help him feel welcome, in the comment section below.
Many of you reading this may already be friends with Andy via his twitter page and if you're not already following his account, you'll definitely want to consider doing so. Although we never met in real life, Andy and I became fast friends via conversations on twitter. If you'd like to know more about his background and how fell into the wine-scene, feel free to check out his page here.
To be honest; I never thought I'd choose to have a permanent collaboration with another author and another voice, but I can only do this solo act for so long. I've been thinking about making this change for quite some time, of late. But I never encountered the right person for the job, until now. Many of the best and most endearing musicians and other artists have learned that through collaboration, they can achieve far more together than they could all on their own.
"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision and the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. —Andrew CarnegieI'm not sure why I didn't think of this sooner, but everything has its season, its rhyme and reason. Even if we can't or don't want to see it. This blog is in its fifth anniversary year, making a splash in the crimson colored pool of wine opinion and observation all coming from a solo voice.
But like a great bottle of wine which changes and evolves as it ages, it to is time for the this blog to grow, change and evolve. To work together with another talented vino-sapien who will help this blog move forward with its continued mission statement.
I really look forward to working with Andy now and in the future. I'm very excited to see where the "fuel" of mutual collaboration takes this blog. We both will bring our unique and very different [okay, maybe not so different] perspectives on the wine world to this forum."The intersection where great wine meets reasonable prices".
I would say to you dear reader, please be prepared for some very new and exciting styles of content to appear here very soon. I know Andy is currently working on CDP vintage report, it's one you'll not want to miss, so please [as they say] stay tuned, don't touch that dial. Until next time folks, as always remember life is too short to drink bad wine. So slurp long and prosper cheers!