My goal in 2015 is to maintain at least one essay-style post a week. If I am traveling and have the time and the inspiration, I will feel free to post as desired. But once a week is what I am shooting for.
And what of that one? My desire is to write, as I seem to like to do, in essay form, and to share my observations about Italy, wine and culture in whatever way strikes the cords of my heart. I am a visual person, so this writing business doesn’t come easily. I don’t care if you know my every move, every wine I drink and every morsel of food I stick into my mouth. What I do care about, embarking on year ten, is finding those unobserved moments that are revealing, magical and noteworthy, if only in the little bubble I call my world. Hopefully there is something transcendental about what I will share, but if not, I will not apologize. For after all, isn’t a blog something of a vanity project? I think so.
Thank you, dear readers, for the time you have put in coming to this site. I never thought it would get this far. But I am far from finished. Happy New Year to you all.
Saying all this, I’m sharing the top ten posts the readers read in 2014. #1 was a surprise to me. But a happy one. I’m glad people still like to read about the poor, maligned grape we all love to talk about hating, but which, it seems, many of us still love. I know I do. There are some other surprises as well. If you missed them, or time got by you, I'm sharing them starting with #10 and working my way to #1. Thank you again for reading.
Top 10 posts for 2014
#10. What New World Sommeliers Need to Know About Old World Italian Wine
#9. Why older men prefer higher alcohol wines and younger women
#8. Our Selfies, Our Wines
#7. Wine Blog Death Watch: Two wine blogs that are bright lights in a forest of darkness
#6. Italian Culture and Compassion in the Post-Berlusconi Era of Francis I
#5. Wine Spotting Selfies – Narcissism or Simply Sharing?
#4. My Problem with Pinot Noir
#3. Oh, The People You’ll Meet! (At a Winemaker Dinner)
#2. Sexy Italian Wines That I Love
#1. A Serene Patch of Merlot in a Noisy World of Pinot Noir
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