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Dracaena Wines: The Ballad of Cab Franc

We have another great entry into this month’s challenge (#MWWC20) from Dracaena Wines, a previous winner, and regular contributor!

You can check out her entry here:

The Ballad of Cab Franc

http://dracaenawines.com/the-ballad-of-cab-franc/

Thanks for another great entry

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#MWWC13 Time to Vote!

Being Serendipity

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I like being the serendipity for others, especially on our beloved bike trips, where we’re on a quest in a foreign land, on unknown routes and paths, for adventure feasts of the senses worth recounting over glasses of wine and dinner each evening with our pilgrim podmates.

Some of the best stories we literally bring to the dinner table are the ones of serendipity following hardship. Because we almost to a person fail to ever bother to get in shape and train before the trip begins, there is legendary hardship at the beginning of every trip… in fact, all throughout the trip, because we still aren’t even fit by the end of 10 days or so, not enough to avoid hardship. Remarkably, we continue to somehow be surprised when these hardships involve near heat stroke and heart attack, getting lost and despairing of ever returning to the home and loved ones or even just…

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#MWWC13- Serendipity, or Destiny?

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Serendipity, or Destiny?

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Is the joy in life simply destiny, or serendipity? You have to decide for yourself.

Some of my happiest moments have come from sharing time with friends. As we get older, often I find a bottle (or two, or three) of wine involved. For example. just sharing several bottles of wine at #WBC14 was pure bliss to me. Being able to discuss the things we liked, didn’t like, had in common or didn’t share- was incredibly fun.

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One of many tasting tables at Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Going back in time, I met my friend “Duckie” through mutual friends and we quickly became buddies. He’s more playwright than comedian, but everything is a laugh to him and we roared together from the first time we met. His wife Rachel and I also became fast friends in the middle of Central Park while partnering…

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#MWWC13: Serendipity

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Welcome to another installment of the Monthly Wine Writers Challenge.

#MWWC13: Serendipity 

By L.M. Archer, FWS

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Yes, folks…it’s time to interrupt binNotes’ regular posts for another

Monthly Wine Writing Challenge throw-down.

Let’s start with some shout-outs to #MWWWC brainchild, thedrunkencyclist,  last month’s MWWC winner, TalkaVino, and  The ArmChair Sommelier  for  MWWC ‘s winning logo.

This month’s Wine Writing Challenge topic: Serendipity

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Serendipity: ‘the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.’  -New Oxford American Dictionary

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Serendipity. The story of binNotes, actually. For if it weren’t serendipity – a term coined from Horace Walpole’s The Three Princes of Serendip….starting with a stumble down the rabbit hole of wine drinking, forays into freelance writing, a gob-smacking Larry Meinhert lecture on terroir, life-altering trip to Burgundy, pains-taking accreditation in wines…

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