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Two good friends decided to share their love and adventures in wine and here we are one year later…

It’s hard to believe that it has already been over a year since Denise and I started our blog.  The wines we have tasted……the people we have met……the adventures into the sultry summer nights …….yes, you know who you are.  We have enjoyed every moment and have already begun our second year with new ideas and bottles of wine yet to be tasted.

As I look back through my wine tasting notes, journals and corks I realized I had an awesome year tasting a huge variety of wine.  I’m now on a personal acquaintance with my grocery store wine department and I’ve tasted almost every label on the shelf. (Let me say I sampled my fair share of bad wine this past year).  Walla Walla and the grapes from Horse Heaven Hills have produced some of my very favorite wines and I give a big THANK YOU to MOR MOR Bistro in Poulsbo, Washington for introducing me to the small production vintners of Italy, France and South America.

But the corks (over 200 corks and counting)  I saved really tell the tale of my adventures.   The bold wines, the sweet, the blends…oh I love the blends.  And through it all my palate changed and grew.  Once Pinot Noirs were my favorite but now I seek out the bold, lushes, dark wines that have structure, personality and leave me breathless.  See…a year ago I wouldn’t have even talk about wine like that.  Not only did my palate grow but my vocabulary has changed too. J

But the adventure goes on……..

This year we would like to invite all of you to share your wine adventures with us.  If there is a bottle you just have to rave about or a winery you visited we would like you to share those experiences with us and we will post your findings on the Winelovinwomen blog.  It doesn’t have to be long, just a sentence or two will do.  But if the mood strikes, write to your heart’s content.  Submit your adventures to winelovinwomen@gmail.com.

Thank you again for your support, encouragement and love of wine….have a wonderful summer. CHEERS!!  LaDonna

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