I’m perusing all my posts from the year. Won’t you join me on a little journey back in time?
I started off the year with some wine resolutions. Did I keep them? What were they again? I put my cards on the table while recording a segment for the awesome Snacky Tunes podcast. (They talk about food, they talk about music.)
What’s the secret to a Bloody Mary? It’s actually…wine? YES. Hey, I discovered it at a brunch cocktail class so it’s legit. Find out what wine and why.
I read a lot of books this year. Don’t believe me? Check out my Goodreads challenge. CRUSHED IT.
HoF Wines, Part I: Red Edition
A conversation with a wine legend about one of my favorite wine topics: wine labels. SO MUCH WINE ON MANY LEVELS. SOME SPIRITUAL. SERIOUSLY.
Some of the best wine advice this year didn’t come from me. Yeah, pretty unbelievable, huh? It actually came from the blog of a steak house in a tiny Iowa town.
Do you remember the Pepsi Challenge? I do. Because I am a child of the 70s. I was pretty proud of how this post turned out.
I quote F. Scott Fitzgerald here. Very highbrow stuff.
Wrote something for SevenFifty Daily:
Stopped by a fun podcast:
Debuted on VinePair with a deep look at why people only drink light rosé:
You want more rosé? BUCKLE UP:
TTB: Time to Brag. Went to a Chateau Montelena tasting with bottles back to 1974. ALL IN MAGNUMS.
Travels near and far: Cold Spring (NY), Dublin, and Portugal. Plus, carry-on luggage recos!
R-E-N-O. You ever travel to a clubhouse to do a wine tasting with your mom and her neighbors?
I did stuff in the kitchen! I’m a really good cook, actually.
You want wine opinions? I got ’em. Though I have so many secret, cynical thoughts and one day will go scorched earth.
HoF Wine Part II: The G.O.A.T.
So what does the rest of the year and 2019 hold? Well, I’m going to Marta on NYE (very early) to drink big bottles of Champagne being poured by-the-glass. (That’s BTG, BTW.) Then eating cassoulet in a tucked-away house in Red Hook. Far from the crazies. In 2019 I have an article coming out in a print mag that’s *NOT* about wine. Also working on a podcast project that’s *NOT* about wine though it will be consumed during said recording and will be commented on. I’ll be in Texas in February for some wine writing mentoring. That’s it so far.
MERRY NEW YEAR!