Tim “Blind Muscat” Patterson is a wine writer based in Berkeley, California, where the wine country meets what’s left of the 1960s. He (Tim) writes regularly for Wines & Vines, the Wine Enthusiast, WineMaker, and assorted other publications. He is the co-author (with Jim Concannon) of Concannon: The First 125 Years (2006).
On the other hand, he (Blind Muscat) is a darn good (if he says so himself) home winemaker, and a highly opinionated fellow, about wine and a lot of other stuff. The self-inflicted nickname comes because he (both of them, actually) craves a good Muscat, and is, in the grand vinous tradition of Dom Perignon, about as visually acute as Mr. Magoo.
Red wine, white wine, cheap wine, really good wine, and a lot of stuff other than wine