Two Milestones

My one-thousandth article is now published. I am sure that that it is considered inconsequential to some, but I think it is a big deal. It has been a slow learning curve and finding ways to get comfortable and introducing enough information about wine without getting too technical. My conceit in writing is not to lecture or impress with my vast knowledge (that is funny), but as if we were sitting at a table with a bottle of wine and a couple of glasses and I remember a moment where wine is part of the memory. I guess I am that relative that keeps telling stories, that you can’t quite avoid because of being related.


This will be a rather short article, only because as my Canadian relatives would say, I am on holidays, or what we Yanks call vacation. We are taking a long weekend that started off last night with a dinner for a conference that I am tagging along with and after the conference we are driving across the state to visit an area that I have never been to before and then will be more wine and food pairings to write about. Not that I live a glamorous life, but I try to enjoy what I can. I joke that I must be doing something wrong, because all the wine I tend to write about has been paid for by us and not solicited, maybe one day, but if it happens, my Bride would be surprised and thrilled.

Bridal Swing
The other milestone that is happening is that we are celebrating our twenty-first anniversary and we started the celebration with a Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet 2011, but more about the wine when the time comes to discuss that moment. Right now, I know that I have one more year than…
“It was twenty years ago today
Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play
They’ve been going in and out of style
But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile.”
…and I feel that covers me pretty well.

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About thewineraconteur

A non-technical wine writer, who enjoys the moment with the wine, as much as the wine. Twitter.com/WineRaconteur Instagram/thewineraconteur Facebook/ The Wine Raconteur
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13 Responses to Two Milestones

  1. Congratulations on both 1,000 posts and 21 years. Both are major accomplishments, and you deserve any pride you feel! I am raising two glasses in your honor!
    Cheers!

  2. talkavino says:

    Congratulations, John, both are great achievements! Now time to celebrate!

  3. I’m not far behind you in terms of married years (20 in February) but waaaaay off in terms of blog posts (a measly 150 in five years!). I fully appreciate the time and effort that go into both. Congratulations!

    • Thank you very much for the sentiment and twenty years of marriage is a great number. The marriage requires more time and consideration, but as you know the blog does as well. The first year I forced myself to write an article daily to get into the habit of writing and after the first year, I changed to every other day and I think my articles improved if I may humbly say so. – John

  4. Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated our 21st on Oct 7

  5. okiewinegirl2015 says:

    Hurray for both! Blessings on another 1000 wine stories. Congratulations!

  6. dwdirwin says:

    Congratulations on both impressive milestones!

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