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Apr 30

WELCOME!

I think I’m ready. I’ve put some things in the sidebar and I’ve made things pretty. I cut and paste the entire wine category from my miscellaneous personal blog. So here we are!

My husband Kevin and I are learning all about wine. We’re new at this and having a grand time. We visit wineries; we try new wines; we read; we discover. Now I’m going to document it all right here. This is also an opportunity for me to work on my "descriptive writing." So sit back and learn with us!

In case anyone is curious, the photo at the top was taken by me. I’m pretty sure (although not certain) I was standing in the parking lot of Plumpjack, off the Silverado Trail in Napa, July 4, 2005.

Thanks for joining us!

Michelle

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Apr 28

WBW#21 Announced

Wine Blogging Wednesday #21 has been announced, and guess what? It’s not on a Wednesday. May’s event combines Wine Blogging Wednesday with Is My Blog Burning?. Is my Blog Burning? is another monthly web event, except for foodies. I suppose it was inevitable that the two come together.

This event will require my husband Kevin and I to work closely together. He is the one, after all, who does the cooking around here (for the most part). Perhaps we’ll do a small multi-course meal with a wine/entree combo followed by a dessert/wine combo. I can definitely take care of the latter and I can already picture him thumbing happily through his Wine Spectator Guide to Food & Wine Pairings trying to find a perfect combination for dinner that night.
Oh – what night you ask? Wine Blogging Wednesday is on Friday, May 19.
The wrap-up is hosted this month by the guy who started WBW, Lenn Thompson over at LennDevours. Cook up some grub and grab some
wine!

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Apr 25

Our introduction to Claret

ClaretI keep thinking I should post more wine reviews, considering how much we drink. So I’ll try to get better. This wine was an education for us in many ways. First off, it was our first Claret (but definitely not our last). Second, it was an education in sediment.

2002 Claret
A to Z Winery, Oregon
$18.00, local wine store

When I first unscrewed the cap, there was a strong and pleasant scent of dark chocolate and cherries. Yum. Later, after the wine had been open for a couple of hours, we also detected a peppery scent overtaking the chocolate.

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Apr 12

WBW#20: Off the Beaten Path Whites

WbwlogoWine Blogging Wednesday #20 has arrived. This month’s theme is Off the Beaten Path Whites (i.e., anything but Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauv Blanc, and no blends). I was able to shop at home this time around, as we had a nice Cline Viognier just waiting to be opened.

We’re not very familiar with Viognier and based on my notes, this was our first. We picked it up at the Cline winery last July, as it was perfect during our tasting on that warm July day.

Wine: Cline Viognier, 2004, Sonoma County

If you want to know how it tastes, you really need to click the link to read more. ;-)

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