Doesn’t a trip across the south of France sound dreamy? Don’t you think exploring local wines by the sea would be the ideal way to wrap up my year in France? Of course it does and of could it would be. That is why I planned this very adventure. However, all adventures have twists and … Continue reading Cassis. Only one glass.
We are almost done with January. How did that happen? Who knows! One thing I know for sure is that 2020 will be a great year for wine. More specifically, my relationship with it. So far, I have enjoyed wines from across France, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Italy. Things have been grand! Exploring well rounded … Continue reading 2020 wine intentions. Better late than never?
You think of French wine and you think of Bordeaux or Burgundy. That’s normal. They make great wines in these regions. Wines of Kings even. Thank goodness there are other wine regions in France and other people who have enjoyed wine for the past few centuries, not just kings. Real people. People like you and … Continue reading Montpellier wines. How do I feel about them right now?
As my wine journey officially kicks off, research is becoming more and more important. When I say important what I really mean is that it’s addictive. I cannot get enough of the stuff. If there is a wine nerd bug, I've caught it. Whether I am reading, online researching, talking or listening to different ways … Continue reading Great wine books for you secret wine nerds.
What are the words that come to mind when you think about wine people? Snooty OldRichMale RudeJudgemental Pretentious Yep. They are out there. Wine jerks. The type of people to put you down for not knowing the difference between a 2014 and 2015 Medoc. Eww. It’s such a shame this epic global industry, the wine industry, has such a … Continue reading Admitting you don’t know is the first step to magic.
I could talk for days about why I want to get into wine. Things could get really deep and meaningful, discussing my family’s influence. Things could stay logical and considered, talking about the potential for a DIY, freelancer lifestyle. Check out my Part 1 and 2 blogs for those convos. So, as to not bore … Continue reading Why I want to get into wine. Part 3 | Gratitude.
One thing 2019 taught me is that my brain is busy. It always needs to be doing something. Whether it be organising, reflecting, meditating or studying, I need to be doing a thing. The good days are full of varied activities. From running, to baking, to working or drinking, I am never not busy (also, … Continue reading Why I Want to get into wine. Part 2 | DIY Lifestyle.
Gosh I am lucky… Over the past few months I have been enjoying some finnnnnnne eats. Just so I don’t forget, here are the standouts from the past few little adventures. Yumm yumm yumm. Not sure if you can tell, but I take my food choices quite seriously. Each dish represents a magical moment. They … Continue reading Flavours update!
Picture Galway. Galway in the winter. Picture me in Galway, in the winter. It’s cold and grey and I am feeling it. When I travel, I like to discover the local food and drink scene. No shocks there. A pint of Guinness and steaming hot bowl of seafood chowder would never normally feature in my … Continue reading The Somm I’ll never forget.
Dear Sister, You didn’t ask for what I am about to tell you. I just wanted to tell you. Perhaps one day you will really understand. Perhaps not. Regardless, this is why I love you. I love you because you free me. You free me from so much. You free me from more than I … Continue reading How lucky am I?