The Grape Belt Manifesto: I want to look at the good and the bad, what’s right and wrong with all things wine-related, and criticize and praise where necessary. Restaurants, the media, producers, other writers — everybody and everything gets examined. No free passes, no sacred cows. My chief targets are pretense and snobbery, and anything that keeps more people from drinking more wine. Wine has too long suffered from images of mystery and elitism, and I think that anybody who loves wine needs to help wipe out this crippling perception. I’m here to do my part.