Welcome to a new series, At This Moment….
Since launching Drink In Life in January I have come to realized how much I love this sharing space that I’ve created. I love writing about my travel, wine, and food experiences, but much of it is past tense. In this new series I want to offer something a little more broad and a lot more personal by sharing things that I am currently enjoying, doing and working on, at this moment.
I want to expand on the day to day things that I see, do, read, eat and drink, and share them with you so that you too may be inspired by some of these things. Then in turn, I hope that you will share with me what is grabbing your attention…at this moment. I think this is a great way to build mindshare, spark conversation, explore new things, and inspire each other.
I’d love to hear your feedback! Let me know what you think about this new endeavor.
So without further adieu, here’s At This Moment:
Since the Kincaid fire in Sonoma County started on October 23rd, I like so many others have been following the devastating news. One article that really caught my attention was Vineyards can help stop fires. They did in the Alexander Valley by Esther Mobley. An interesting article on how “vines’ firefighting capacity may be enhanced as these natural disasters occur.”
After a tough weather year in France I am trying to keep up on the latest news about how the French wine output is set to fall in 2019 due to extreme weather .
Getting ready for the holiday season means stocking up on some extra bottles of Sparkling wine. This article from Wine Press Northwest gives some great information on how Northwest sparkling wines continue to pop out with delicious diversity
With my upcoming WSET Level 2 classes and exam approaching in early 2020 it goes without saying that all of my current reading involves Wine. On my reading list is the WSET Level 2 textbook, Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack and the 8th edition of The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnsonand Jancis Robinson
November 7th is International Merlot Day. I am getting ready for this Wine Day by drinking some of my cellared Merlot to share with my followers on social media. Two Washington Merlot wines that I will be sharing are the 2016 Merlot from Pepper Bridge and Matthews 2016 Merlot.
Next to be opened are some bottles of Pinot Blanc that I brought home from my last trip to Willamette Valley. I am currently working on reviews to introduce these lovely wines to you, but until then you can read more about Oregon Pinot Blanc from this article written by Leslie Kelly last year for Sip Northwest Magazine .
Quickly approaching is my trip to Santa Fe, NM to attend the IFWTWA 2019 CONFERENCE . In addition to the scheduled seminars and presentations I have given myself a few extra days to discover New Mexico wineries around Santa Fe and dive deep into the fantastic food scene. It has been over 20 years since I have been to Santa Fe and I am excited to see how things have changed and to share this destination with you.
I am excited to share my thoughts and interests with you here and I thank you, as always, for reading