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We have a first time entry into this month’s challenge (#MWWC8) from Chinon & Beaujolais
You can check out her entry here:
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When people ask me how I got involved in wine, I can point to a specific moment, an exact place that set me on the path to becoming wine obsessed. I was teaching at a boarding school in New York, and was visiting my older sister in Cleveland over winter break. I was sitting on her couch, a bit bored, and, as luck would have it, there was a Bicycling magazine on her coffee table.
I picked up the magazine and quickly read it cover to cover (OK, I did not read it “cover-to-cover” but rather…
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Lets forget the wine for a minute and just talk about the concept of luck. If you are looking for one abused, misused and misinterpreted idea, this might it. Just think about all the monikers…
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Wow, lucky me, I am done with winter quarter classes and exams just in time to discover the MWWC8 writing challenge word: Luck. I am happy to participate with such illustrious writers and humbly submit my entry at the last minute.
Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Walla Walla AVA. Seven men sat on the stage discussing their early years making wine, growing grapes and incubating one of the current world’s ‘Top Wine Tourist Destinations’. They said many times over how lucky they have been.
Lucky would be a single vintage succeeding, a single person making a go of making wine from red grape varietals that weren’t suppose to grow in our climate. Luck must like it here; these seven men, their families and many more like them (we have over 150 wineries and many independent vineyards locally) have been…
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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 surplus of time available to seek out new wine blogs to geek out with.
That’s how I stumbled upon this interesting little challenge.
The Monthly Wine Writing Challenge does just as the title entails. It challenges wine bloggers by presenting a monthly theme chosen by the previous months winner. Last month the Sweet Sommelier won with this post on Devotion. As one of the new guys on the block with only 10 blog posts under my belt I wasn’t sure about entering. Then again I love a good challenge and am secretly quite competitive.
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