After the Globe and Mail profile, Mr. Crosariol wrote me an email. "You must have really thick skin," he said. "You get these often?" He was referring to a piece of, well, hate email. He received a nasty one from a California 'winemaker' who disapproved of Crosariol's reportage of me. Truth is, I don't have thick skin at all, but I better grow one quickly. The offending 'gentleman' who wrote his mind to Crosariol, continued his bashing on the ebob board. He told his buds... ++++I actually e-mailed the author telling him he was really embarrassing himself by trying to write about wine. Designer yeast? Adding urea when yeast are tired? Filtering out moulds from wine? Micro-ox bubblers commonly used? It's apparent he really has no clue about winemaking. His article does nothing but propagate misinformation. What a fine bit of writing. Not!+++++ Note: the writer, Mike is a winemaker! (or hires one) and he doesn't know that micro oxygenation is wildly used? Superfood? Designer yeast? Or that mold is an issue? I have a feeling he is so intellectually challenged that he didn't recognize the British spelling of mould as mold. The board didn't help set Mike's neurotic reaction to the piece right. They didn't point out his ignorance. They, instead cheered him on, trying to poke holes in the book review. One man pointed out that in regards to Lopez de Heredia (mentioned in the piece as an example of unParkerized wines) was a favorite with Mr.P*****. It is actually Mr. Galloni who likes them and recently wrote favorable reviews. Do they not know that P***** calls the reds feeble and as far as the whites, it is in the book--the My Date With Bob chapter where he writes "I hate those wines." Ah, boys will be boys. I think this is why I never dated in High School.