Friday, December 30, 2005

The Wine Cask Blog One Year Anniversary!!! (NW)

Wow! We are celebrating our one year anniversary! It's hard to believe! For the past twelve months, we've really enjoyed providing wine reviews and other musings here at The Wine Cask blog. Our hope is that you've been able to share in our exploration of the world of wine and you've received some good recommendations and insights from our entries. The ideas for this site were finalized on December 30, 2004, and a brief introduction page was written the following day. Wine review and other entries began on January 6, 2005, and the journey through the world of wine was underway!

The world of wine is simply enormous and growing every day. As one of the contributors to this site, I've had a lot of great wine experiences over the past year and I've learned a lot, too. I spent a lot of time discovering the wines of South America, and have grown fond of the dark, inky reds and the crisp, balanced whites that are being produced particularly in Chile and Argentina. I got a good look at the exciting and well-crafted, small production Pinot Noir that is now coming from New Zealand (compliments of my friends who had made several trips to the land of Kiwis to plan a career in wine making). I finally got more familiar with Italian Piedmont wines, which are amazing even down to the least expensive bottles. And I had the pleasure of tasting some superb dessert wines, a category which is truly under-appreciated and overlooked by the major wine periodicals. This has been a great year!

As we celebrate the new year, we also celebrate the journey through the world of wine! After completing one full year with The Wine Cask blog, we look forward to the coming year and wherever the journey takes us! Raise a glass!


Tom said...

congratulations you guys! Well done.

Alcohol Recovery Insight said...

With the multitude of stories in the news about people who have received multiple DUIs, the increased police and legal crackdowns on drunk drivers, and the horror stories of alcohol-related fatalities it seems to me that you and other wine lovers (and wine tasters) need to get your message out to more people. Let people know that drinking wine in moderation has been shown to have many health benefits. Spread the news about the fun and good times you have experienced with wine drinking, wine tasting, and wine making :-)