Saturday, May 16, 2009

Wine Time!

It's 2:00am on a Friday night. What better time than now to write my comeback blog entry? I use the word "comeback" lightly because it has only been a few weeks since I last posted and there is no one that I am really "coming back" to--is there?? I hope at least one person is still reading; if you are that person please comment so I know you're there. Or I tell you what, why don't you just call me since I probably know you anyway! :)

Since it is 2 in the morning (and no I'm not drunk or anything; just taking advantage of staying up late on a weekend) I'll probably keep this post short and sweet. I wouldn't want to strain anything as I make this ever-tough re-entry to the blog world. I should really just ease back into it. Of course I'm joking, but this post will be short, even though "short" probably means that I should be finished by now rather than rambling on like a lethargic maniac.

Well, the topic that I'm choosing to talk about today is WINE! Who doesn't like wine? I feel rich when I drink it. A false sense of financial security never hurt anyone, right?

Tomorrow morning my dad and I are going to a local winery to help them bottle their Riesling. They have a restaurant that some of my dad's racquetball buddies frequent so they encouraged us to go. I have to admit that Cincinnati is a conservative town where opportunities such as bottling wine are few and far between. That being said, we jumped at the chance to help out, and we even get a free lunch afterwards! Or at least I think it's free.

I'm not sure if we will be sampling the wine but I won't complain one bit if we do! I like Riesling a lot because it is sweet and very refreshing. That is the extent of my wine knowledge right there. I know which wines are red and which are white, but I couldn't tell you which ones have a floral note or flavors of crisp apple and pear, blah, blah, blah. In my opinion wine never tastes like the fancy words used to describe it.

If I learn more about the almighty grape, how wine is made, or how to describe it, I'll be sure to let you know!

Have a great weekend!!

p.s. If anyone reading this is from Cincinnati, here is the link to the winery/restaurant: Henke Winery


  1. Hey Maria, glad you are back to blogging! I know absolutely nothing about wine except that I need to start drinking it because I'm going to Paris and Barcelona over the summer. I don't know how to say vodka tonic in French or Spanish. Haha.

  2. Haha, I'd imagine Vodka is called that everywhere, but not too sure about tonic- you'd probably end up with straight vodka everywhere you went because that's the only word they would understand! You should come to this winery with me sometime- the food was amazing and the wine was even better!!

  3. Hey hey Maria,

    I actually know lots and lots about wine (all right, maybe just 'lots'). The funny thing is I don't know much about white wines (though my favorite are dry white wines).

    But if you want to learn a little about wines, at least the part about which ones are healthy and which ones aren't - try this page:

    That'll give you the power to know which wine is the best of the options you're given. (Love your blog)


  4. Thanks Dan- that looks like a great site! I would love to learn more about wine. I actually learned more at the winery, which I will talk about in my next post.

    Just out of curiosity- do you have a blog? I'd love to see it if you do!

  5. YAY! great comeback post. i approve now that i'm old enough to buy wine.