I'm sure you've noticed that it's been quite a while since I've reviewed a wine bar. That's no coincidence. My goal of visiting every wine bar in Manhattan was cut short once I became a mother and free time turned into a distant memory! And I wouldn't change that for the world. However, crashing small New York City wine bars with a toddler-filled stroller would be inconsiderate to both my son and to other patrons. Instead, I plan to continue to share my passion for wine with you, my dear readers, on my new blog, The Sommomlier.
You may be looking at the dates of my posts and thinking "If you have a toddler now...that means you were drinking while you were pregnant. For shame!" Nope! My husband, being the wonderful man that he is, tagged along on my wine bar visits and was my designated taster while I smelled the wine longingly and probably contributed some notes of drool. Fortunately, he's developed an exceptional palate after being married to me for so long and was able to describe the wine accurately enough for me to imagine just what it tasted like and write about it.
In recent news, I've completed the course for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Advanced Certificate to perpetuate my wine nerdiness and am awaiting the results of my exam! GULP.
I also wrote a book, but more on that later!
On my new blog, I will write about the wines that I enjoy anywhere: at home, a restaurant, a wine bar, or at tastings, and I will still completely geek out about regions, grapes, and methods of winemaking. There may also be pictures of my cute kid accompanied by some parenting anecdotes. Just sayin'. I hope you enjoy what I have to say!