#MWWC9: Paranoid, Phobic, and Terrified… Oh My!

The Monthly Wine Writing Challenge or MWWC for short gives us bloggers an opportunity to tap into our wee minds and unleash hell on whatever theme the past month’s winner dishes out. This month we got given a theme by The Drunken Cyclist that could make us shiver in our blogger boots. My previous (and…

A New Journey Begins: WSET Diploma Program

As some of you know I’ve been studying through the WSET for a few years now and have recently received my Advanced certificate. A little slack I know as most could probably smash it out in a year…. but I put it off. When I started my WSET path I was never sure if I was…

A Connoisaurus’ guide to wine tasting events.

Things are moving and shaking for me and I’ve been invited to a Cali wine trade tasting event here in Ottawa. Consuming copious amounts of alcohol in small amounts of time usually equates to being blacked out in a corner spewing in the plants. No i’m not speaking from experience, although I have seen some…

#MWWC8: Luck, it’s all your fault.

It’s been just a little over a month since I’ve started this new wee venture and what a month. New Zealand, Las Vegas, San Fran, LA… it’s been a whirlwind. Now having put the ol’ suitcase in the closet coupled with a lack of employment and a late winter storm there seems to be a…

Deciphering the bottle: A look at the back label

I was checking out other wino blogs when I cam across these guys http://wineflows.wordpress.com. They review wines by telling you what the back label says vs. what they reckoned was in the glass. I love it! It reminded me of having to look between the lines when trying to find a wine using the back label.…

Tasted: Where there is smoke pt.1

Sorry for the lack of posts. I’ve been busy unpacking. Gypsie life is fun and exciting but it’s always nice to put your feet up, pour a glass (or two or five), and know that you don’t need to unpack for at least a wee little while. So far all signs point to staying put…

Visited: Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley

Ever heard the saying “Never meet your heroes”? I wouldn’t classify Chateau Montelena as one of my “heroes” but it’s sort of like meeting George Clooney. He’s a timeless (attractive) movie star who may fly under the radar but is always consistently good. Upon spotting the chateau my heart flutters. Strange. I got many warnings…