January 15, 2012

Yep.... it's time for another blog

The trouble with the holiday period is that I get time to stop and think.  I get to hang out with family and friends.  I eat too much.  I drink too much.  And I generally let go of the year that's been.  It's great.  I relax and unwind.  My body and mind take a little rest. And then suddenly it's over.  I wake up one morning and realize that I'm done with relaxing.  A new year is spread out before me and I need a new challenge. A new mountain to climb.  A new goal to aim for.  A new experience to challenge myself with.  I get excited and I plan.  I start lists.  I ponder.  I drive my husband nuts with the 'what do you want to do this year?' questions.  Quickly followed by 'What else?' So here I am again.  Over committed.  Excited.  Daunted.  And a little confused.  Why another blog?  Do I really need to do this?  Is there a purpose to it all?

Ok I'll stop for a minute and have a sip of wine before I continue (this is a blog about wine - among other drinks - after all).  When it comes down to it, I blog because I have a lot of passions in my life (wine is one) and sometimes I like to share them.  I blog because it gets something inside of my head out.  It's therapeutic.  I blog as an outlet for my random thoughts.  I blog because I have a lot to say, and quite frankly most of the people in my life are sick of hearing it, and readers online can turn me off.  (Really I'm saving friendships here).  I blog because, well quite frankly it's more fun than TV (except for a few guilty pleasures - Don't tell anyone I watch the Bachelor!).  So here I am.  Rainy Sunday afternoon.  Glass of wine in my hand, rambling on about why I'm doing this.  It's really pretty simple.

I like wine.  I like red wine.  I like white wine.  I particularly like the kinds with bubbles.  I like discovering wine.  I like trying new wine.  I also like cocktails.  And tea.  And did I mention coffee?  Basically if it comes in a glass, or a cup, I'm probably going to like it - especially if there's bubbles.  I like sharing stories with friends over wine, or tea, or coffee.  I'm kind of flexible that way - with the beverage that is.  I love discovering new favorite wines, especially with friends and loved ones.  I love the story that comes along with the discovery.  That's what this blog is about.  The discovery of passion.  Sharing the stories about wines I love (ok and maybe some on tea, and cocktails).  I don't want to rank them.  I don't want to give you some poncy overrated spiel about the bouquet or the subtle aroma.  I want invite you to join me as I try new things, and share the story of my discovery.  Oh and I really just want an excuse to have to try new wine every week.  Sneaky huh?

Sally