Happy New Year!


A few hours to midnight I sat on my couch drinking a glass of Côtes du Rhône and reading my journal entries from 2018. It reminded me of a few things.

  1. Learning and growing is year round and there is no need to wait until a new year to do anything. January 1 is such an arbitrary date to begin something and why I think so many people fall of their goals. Change when you realize a change is necessary. You’ll thank yourself later.

  2. I’ve heard a lot of people say how terrible 2018 was and as I read my journal entries I realize that if I wanted to, I could have said the same. I had my fair share of bumps and gut wrenching moments. However, I think 2018 was awesome. In each of those “bad” experiences was an amazing lesson and because of that I’m ready to soar this year. Perspective is what you do with it.

  3. I really want to get more knowledgeable about wine. I know nothing. Ok, I know more than nothing. I can tell a good bottle from a bad one, I can pick up on a few different grapes, I know the overall history of the liquid…but, I want to know more. So I’m going to take more time to taste and study this year (maybe midyear). Today I learned that Côtes du Rhône is among the oldest vineyard regions in the world (and one of the largest). And the other lesson: you don’t become an expert overnight.

Cheers to 2019!