Tim McNally is the "Go-To" Guy in New Orleans
If you pass thru New Orleans and need to know anything about wine and spirits, there’s only one person you need to know: Tim McNally. Wine Competition.guide host Jessica Altieri chats with Tim at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and talks about the importance of wine competitions for wineries around the world.
Knowledgeable and experienced wine evaluators from diverse backgrounds and locations are better indicators about the qualities of a wine than a room full of paid journalists who perform these evaluations often.
Wines are not evaluated for other evaluators by a panel of judges at a competition. They are evaluated with an understanding of the culture of the final audience – the consumer- back in their respective markets.
At a professional wine competition, parameters are defined as relates to what the competition is addressing: varietals, locations, styles of wine. So the judges can be selected from a better defined pool with the qualities to be considered playing a larger role.
In most cases, judges are considerate of other viewpoints from around the table. Dictators are not tolerated.
The environment at professional wine competitions more closely reflects the conditions of the marketplace, the destination for the wines.
More about Tim McNally:
In New Orleans, when the subject is wine and spirits, it is very difficult to leave Tim McNally out of the discussion. He is considered one of the “go to” resources in the Crescent City for counsel and information about adult beverages and their place in the fabric of life in this great city. Tim is the Wine and Spirits Editor, columnist and feature writer for New Orleans Magazine; the Wine and Spirits Editor and weekly columnist, Happy Hour, for www.MyNewOrleans.com; the Executive Editor and monthly features writer for Gulf Coast Wine + Dine Online; creator and editor of his own website, www.winetalknola.com; all in addition to his daily hosting duties on the radio program, The Dine, Wine and Spirits Show, on the air at WGSO – 990AM, every weekday, 3- 5 p.m, and streamed live on www.wgso.com.