Let’s talk wine at The Lonely Vine.
I had enjoyed tasting and drinking wine for years. I had my favorites and in general I stuck to them. I didn’t really pay attention to what I was drinking other than to recognize if I thought it tasted good to me or not. I could probably count on one hand the grape varietals that I would pick out of list and you could probably guess them in one try. At some point though I decided that I wanted to learn and experience more. There had to be more out there besides Zin, Cab, and Sauv Blanc..right? I started attending tastings, reading about wine, being a wine library tv lurker, and I even took a wine tasting class. In August of 2011 I decided it was time to get serious about my wine education. I attended one of the introductory sommelier courses administered through the Court of Master Sommeliers and am now studying for the certified exam to be taken at a later date.
I have a couple of reasons that I have this blog. First, one of the things I am working on is my blind tasting abilities. I think it will be entertaining and educational to look back on my progress (assuming I ever have any) in the blind tastings from epic failure to, hopefully, somewhat consistent success. Second, I know there are a lot of people out there that want to learn about wine. Now I am not too dumb, I know there are countless places out there where there is a wealth of more expert knowledge than I will ever be able to provide. But there will be people that enjoy the knowledge the way I present it, so this site will continue to be a place for those individuals and myself to share wine stories, tastings, knowledge, and maybe a glass or two every now and then.
Please take your time and wander the site, if you like it follow me on Google + or Twitter to keep up with my shenanigans. You will find videos, wine and wine accessory reviews, general knowledge writings, and even an empty store (for now).
Until next time, Cheers!