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.
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.