Ron Washam
The HoseMaster of Wine’s™ Cover Letter to The Wine Advocate

Straight from the desks of The Wine Advocate HQ.

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CSW Like Me

m a CSW. There, I’ve said it. Certified Specialist of Wine. I am a member of a group that represents the most knowledgeable among us when it comes to wine. This isn’t bragging, mind you, this is simple fact. I took a test. My answers were found to be correct no less than 75% of the time. I have letters after my name now, and the great responsibility that comes with them.

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What to Buy Your Master Sommelier for Christmas!

If you’re like me, right about now you’re wondering what to buy for the Master Sommelier in your life for Christmas. There are 230 Master Sommeliers in the world.

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Flying the Friendly Skies

Here’s what I’ve been feeling the past few weeks. We were on this large jet flying to somewhere beautiful, some sort of Paradise, we thought, when it was hijacked and now it’s headed toward a skyscraper.

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Bob Dylan on Wine

While it may have come as something of a shock to many people when Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, it certainly wasn’t a surprise to those of us who have followed Dylan’s brilliant wine writing over the years.

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Donald Trump, Your New Emperor of Wine, Explains How to Score Wines

I’m doing a fantastic job as the new Emperor of Wine. Fantastic. The wine business has never been more honest, folks. It’s not exactly a secret that wine reviewing is completely corrupt. I mean, there are publications giving scores to wine that don’t accept advertising! I’m not kidding. Not a single advertisement. Not for wine, not for cars, not for jewelry. Nothing. That’s not the America we want to live in.

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Alice’s Adventures in Naturaland, or Through the Isinglass

Ron Washam, A.K.A. The HoseMaster of Wine™, ventures beyond his infamous blog, penning his first original, wickedly satirical piece for Wine Journal. Welcome HoseMaster!

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