A Wine Blogger’s Resolve
As I’ve said before, New Year resolutions are good. They focus your attention on what one should do, if only for that moment while considering the resolutions. Plus, if you are a stick-to-it kind of person they provide you with presumably worthy goals for the next six months.
So, I have a few resolutions for 2016.
1. Drink Up More of My Cellar
It’s starting to pile up. Plus, I don’t drink nearly enough. Also, now that my son, Henry George, is getting older and I’m a bit more accomplished at the art of not killing the kid, I think I can afford a drink in my while I chase him around the house in the evening.
2. Do a Thorough Drinking Survey of Oregon
I have an education in Oregon wines, but it’s just not good enough, particularly considering that it is they most dynamic wine growing region in America and looks to only become more dynamic over the next few years. So, I’m diving in. Any Oregonian experts that want to point me to those wines I need to try but may not have gotten to…please weigh in.
3. Broaden Henry George’s Liquid Education
To this point, Our Little Project has developed his palate to the point where he’s an expert in whole milks. Not the worst thing to be an expert in. Plus, he’s begun to explore the sweeter ciders and wines. Soon he’ll be two years old and I can’t think of a better time for him to start to delve into sips of sparkling wine, flavored ciders and Rieslings.
4. Embrace Bourbon on the Golf Course
My playing time over the past year or so has diminished and my dream of getting to a five handicap is likely only to be a dream. So, it’s time to embrace the full amateur golf experience and that means taking a shot of bourbon at the turn. I’ve stay away from doing this…mainly. But I feel that now I’m in a place where I can fully enjoy being pumped full of that good, brown elixir as I play my back nines.
5. Convince a Writer to Do an Expose on the Three Tier System
This isn’t a story I pitch. I don’t have time, given that none of the clients at Wark Communications require it. However, this year I’m making a special effort to seek out that special writer who is willing to shine the light on the most archaic government institution in America. Any candidates thinking they are up to the task are welcome to contact me. I can assure you I can point you toward some wonderful sources.