Saturday, December 24, 2011

Anniversary Post: Four years, 326 bottles and more....

Four years ago tonight, in an act of frustration and desperation, I started this blog. I was alone, staring at my dialysis machine thinking "What can I do" and then the light bulb flashed. That was Christmas Eve, 2007. I opened a bottle wine, cooked myself Christmas Eve Dinner and then blogged about it.

Little did I know that I was part of a much larger population.  My friends over at Wine-Vine gave me this graphic that puts it all into perspective.  (click on it to make it bigger) As a nation, it is safe to sat, "Americans like wine!".  Which my 2011blog stats show, you are not only drinking wine, you're on the net reading about wine and I am so happy to be a part of that.

That Christmas Eve four years ago, this was my review:  Osborne Solaz `04 *** $3.99

What I wrote:
Spain, Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon

I bought this on the recommendation of one of the helpful sales clerks. I'm going to mull it. He said that it was an excellent choice - spicy , not too fruity. I'll let you know what I think...

There was more, but now, all I can think is "You've come a long way baby, and you have an even longer way to go".

Today I am driving to Connecticut to have Christmas with friends.  I am bringing the wine for Christmas Dinner:  two reds, two whites and two sparkling.   I'll review them and describe WHY I chose the wines that I chose. Three were sentimental, and one was a Christmas present.

This is going to be a short post.  I need to pack and get on the road.  (a lot has changed in four short years!)

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