Philosophy: Wine is one of life’s finest pleasures. I didn’t grasp the truth of this statement until I began exploring wine for myself, learning what makes a wine appealing to me. I would like to share my discoveries with you, gentle reader. This blog will be humorous, passionate, unpretentious yet opinionated. My goal is to record my reactions to the wines I have tried, and for the ones I’ve given the thumbs up, why I think you would enjoy them. I want to help those people who are hovering timidly in the corner to grab a glass, swirl, sniff, sip, swallow, spit, and become confident as they have fun exploring and developing their own tastes. I will shine the spotlight on affordable wines whenever possible, but I won’t withhold the fantastic splurges you should try, either.

Wine can be challenging as it asks you to engage all your senses in its enjoyment… it is complex and tells a story. But the discovery process should be fun and relaxed, not cerebral or high-brow. Join me on the journey of The Rambling Vine!

What I’m Pouring: First and foremost, this is a wine blog. But it’s not the only thing I write about. Just mostly. 🙂

Here is the sort of content you can generally expect to find here at The Rambling Vine:

1) Recommendations of wines I have enjoyed or loved – as many grapes, styles, regions, price points as possible! Definitely an unabashed emphasis on WA, OR, and CA wines, since I’m West Coast. And an indubitable leaning towards wines under $50 most of the time since that’s usually my upper limit. Along with wines, recommendations for wineries, wine bars, and tasting rooms.

2) Reviews of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, once in a while.

3) Occasional recipes, because I ❤ food and I’ll bet you do, too!

4) Food and wine pairing suggestions (aka lessons in magic).

5) Reviews of special wine events, including festivals, special pairing meals, classes and seminars, etc.

6) Featured spotlights on wine-focused travel destinations.

7) Writing about whatever else captures my fancy.

Thank you for reading!

Disclosure Statement: All opinions written on this blog are my own. If I don’t like something, I will let you know or not post about it. If I am compensated for a post, I will let you know up front. I am an associate with several affiliate marketing programs. If you make a purchase after clicking a link in my blog, I may earn a small commission. Your purchases help keep the blog up and running. Thank you for your support!


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