Site Maintenance...

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Desert Wind Winery grape clusters in front of the Walter Clore Center.
I am doing some back-end work on this blog.

Switched to the old blog layout temporarily. It seems Google has made changes to the Blogger engine. I am tweaking the settings and exploring these modifications.

Hope to find time to address some of the wine reviews I have not posted. More soon if I can.

12/12/16 Blog Anniversary - 10 Years!

December will mark the 10th anniversary of this wine blog. So many changes over the years. I have learned a great deal. It would seem suitable to reflect on what I have learned these last 10 years. On my to do list.

*Note: You can find my daily wine pics on instagram.com/wild4wawine

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Bubbles Blind Tasting November 2016.
Impact of Wine Tasting Sessions

Yesterday, I hosted two wine tasting sessions at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser, Washington. The morning class was Washington vs. France and the afternoon class was a blind tasting of sparkling wine. Wonderful discussions at both sessions. However, I did ask, "Were any doors opened for you today?" "Did you come away more knowledgeable about wine?" "Did I change any of your biases?"

I was pleased that I made some, small impact on yesterdays guests. A group of ABC drinkers in the first group (Anything But Chardonnay), left a little more open to trying Chardonnay again. That is progress.

And in the afternoon session, a gentleman said that I had opened a door for him. He never thought much about sparkling wine. He had no understanding or appreciation for it. Now he does. That's a win too.

I'll continue to do what I can to share and educate my readers and guests about the wide world of wine. All the best to you and yours this holiday season. The year is almost over.

Cheers!

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