With his win this past weekend, Tiger Woods continued his amazing run - four straight. He did it in the pouring rain, too.
(On a side note, I advanced out of the qualifying round in my club championship, playing in the pouring rain on Sunday as well).
Four wins in a row - that's consistent. Especially in golf, where the fickle nature of the game's bounces ensures a wide variance in one person's scores from round to round. No matter what, though - bad weather, tough course, bad bounces, or not even being at 100 percent - Tiger is always there at the end.
Which got me thinking about the most consistent wine in the game. Weather plays cruel tricks on winemakers all the time. There's also more competition than ever, and more talented young winemakers starting their own projects. It's just like the PGA Tour that way. Yet through it all, there are consistent wineries that keep up with the times. They keep making great wine that you never get tired of drinking,
For me, one that comes to mind is Etude - with a Cabernet and Pinot Noir portfolio (not your typical combo either) that hasn't had a clunker since I started buying it in the early '90s. For whites, I'd have to nominate Joh. Jos. Prüm - a winery that has been so consistently good for so long, you have to wonder if it's on steroids.
There are others of course. Who garners your votes? Who do you think does the job year in and year out?