I've always been impressed by history, whether it be a Scandinavian castle that I was walking through, or the 19 year old girl I met at a Halloween party. They all have a story to tell and it's the story that evokes emotions in us and connects us to the memory. So if I were to attempt to express the voice of my wine passion in a blog, I think that I would try to write about the history that enhances each swirl and sip coming from my glass. Reading about what someone else is tasting is “ok”, but if I were to read about the story of the vine, the vineyard, the barrel, and the winemaker that all came together to make that wine, I think I'd want to go out and find a bottle to experience the history on my own taste buds!
I'm excited to attend the WBC this year because it's in the first place that I ever appreciated wine. I moved to Portland the year after I graduated from college and fell in love with the Willamette Valley wine experience. I didn't end up staying in Portland for long, but I have carried my wine enthusiasm with me ever since. This wine country gifted me with the start of my wine journey in 1997, and I have a little hunch that there may be the opportunity for me to start another new beginning on this visit.
Thanks Cynthia for showing such passion! You are a true friend! Thanks for being my "Wine Buddy"!
Check out the Wine Bloggers Conference Website for the Awesome line up of Topics and Events! winebloggersconference.org.
Thanks to the folks at The Wine’dUp for putting this contest together! www.whichwinecooler.com ! You are super cool!