Why Wannabe Wino?
Matt, my husband, and I went to Sonoma on our honeymoon years ago. We had always been wine drinkers, thanks to the generosity of a very good friend’s mother, but actually visiting part of CA wine country really cemented our love of wine. I find visiting wine country can be a little intoxicating, and we arrived back home with 18 cases of wine and about 12 wine clubs. I wanted to find out what other people were saying about the wines we discovered in Sonoma, so I turned to the internet. Surprisingly, no one seemed to be saying much about these small, mostly family owned wineries.
However, in looking for information, I discovered the world of wine blogs. It hooked me immediately and after a few months and some encouragement, I decided that if no one else wanted to talk about the wines I drink, I would. And thus, Wannabe Wino carved out a little bit of space on the internet. I’ve been blogging about wine for about 6 years now, previously over at blogger. The blog grew tremendously over that time, and I felt it needed a new home where I could let it grow even more, and have better control over the design.
Wannabe Wino chronicles our wine tasting adventures as we drink our way through our ever growing collection of wine. I live in the DC Metro area and am a semi-frequent visitor to the many vineyards that speckle the hills of Northern Virginia. We try to make a once a year or more trek out to CA and I also purchase wines from a variety of local wine shops and online. I harbor dreams of owning my own vineyard, but for the time being I spend my days as a minion, aka an attorney.