Others already thought of it, therefore it is not the title of my blog.
It really should be called the Wine Fine Ramble as my way of providing a disclaimer should I digress, which I probably will.
But anyway, I find wine endlessly fascinating and new. The more I learn about it, the more I want to know. This learning contains the feeling that I experienced in my younger years upon embarking on my adventures out into the world on my own as a youth, feelings that I thought were long gone, not to be felt again. This carries some meaning considering that I recently hit the landmark age of 40.
I have learned a lot about wine since the days that I was on the cusp of being able to buy wine legally, but fudging a bit. Going down the wine aisle at the Arcata Co-Op was mindblowing and looking back I wish I would have known then what I know now so as to begin my collecting at a place and time when wine was more accessible and affordable than it is in Anchorage, Alaska, the place I call home. As it was, I would try a new wine every time I visited, did not note my favorites and on Friday nights my friends and I would each pick out a bottle for ourselves and go walking around town as we drank from our respective bottles. Ah, youth. Those who know me now will laugh as they now know me as a someone who trys to drink from the ideal glass shaped to enhance the attributes of the chosen wine.
As I find wine endlessly fascinating and have learned a lot about it over the years, I feel it is one of those topics that the more you know about it, you realize how little you know. I plan on continuing my learning process and sharing some of the gems that I find and hopefully furthering your knowledge of this subject, and in turn, I hope that some of you out there will have something to teach me.
4 years ago