My name is Joon Song. I was born in Los Angeles but called Alhambra home for 19 years; I’ve called South Pasadena home for the remaining eight. I spent four-and-a-half of those 27 years in Berkeley, where I graduated from the UC in 2006. I am now a resident of the District of Columbia metropolitan area.
My relative proximity to Napa Valley was, unfortunately, negated by a dire un-proximity to money. This changed my fifth year of college, when my being a Resident Assistant and having a steady job gave me a bit of disposable income.
What better way to dispose of income than get into wine?
Seriously, though, I have a number of reasons why I decided to go into wine, ranging from working in food service and hospitality while at college to other, more emotional motivations. Whatever the reason, I love wine and talking about wine. However, as a “budding neo-oenophile” I am stuck between a rock and a hard place: the “wine is too complicated” camp and the “wine snob” camp.
How hard can it be to exchange information about wine, gush about new and exciting and old and expensive wine and vines, and revel in horrible puns? My hope is: not very. Hence, this blog.
Please feel welcome to leave comments or start your own blog and link to this one. Cheers!