Pairing Wine With My Life's Adventure

REINVENTION: Quit my job in IT, sold my house and moved from Cal to NYC for sommelier classes. GETTING MY HANDS DIRTY: Moved to Napa and worked in a vineyard making wine. TRAVEL: Through France and Italy on a wine scavenger hunt. Sto cambiando la mia vita e desidero imparare circa vino. Je change ma vie et je veux me renseigner sur le vin. TRY TO GET SERIOUS: Living in New York for 4 years and working as a Sommelier. NEW GOALS: Do my own thing, find love, speak Spanish, live wine.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Lost weekend

Actually it's the last weekend for me here in NY. In a few days I'll pack it up and go back West. I've done so much since I've been here and will try to cram what's left in by Wednesday. I never made it to the Mets or Yanks, or to the Hamptons, but I love it here anyway. I gave up baseball for this season since my Giants are taking the season off... This experience has taught me not to sweat the small stuff b/c it doesn't matter (ain't no time, got to survive, catch the train, find my way), and to be a little tougher so I can push back.

New neighborhood is killer, Stonehome Wine Bar in Fort Greene, Brooklyn is worth checking out. Where's the Columbian bakery though?

One more test to go and after that I'll have completed 3 different wine programs out here, then off to an attempt at making the stuff in Napa.

Just as the grapes are going through their final ripening phase, veraison, so am I. Sweetness is rising as the grapes are getting their color and ready to be picked to express their true, full flavor.


  • At 8:14 PM, Blogger Scott said…

    Its all in the journey Mag and it begins with the first step.

    Looking forward to having you back in NoCal. Unlimited tastings for Mag at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing during the Mojo shifts.


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