Written by Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
Living a Little More in 2015
The New Year always brings a great set of intentions: go to the gym regularly, eat better, call friends more often. Now don’t get me wrong, I would love to have my skinny jeans fit just a little bit better (bye-bye muffin top!), but what I really want for 2015 is to Live A Little More.
My first thoughts are ok, let’s get on a plane and go bungee jumping in New Zealand, hang glide in the Swiss Alps, then go on safari in Africa, but the more I think about it, there is so much to be lived and learned right here in the San Francisco Bay Area!
Firstly, there is wine. I mean, I really should know more about what I pour into my glass several times a week. A winemaker once told me that to learn the differences of a certain varietal, you have to open several bottles and sample them side by side. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try, but have never done… yet.
Then there are the wineries, all that have a different story, feel and philosophy. Let’s not forget the art of food and wine pairing which has always eluded me. I would love to be able to put together a meal that is perfectly complimented by a wine. In setting these goals for myself, I’ve realized that I don’t need to travel the world to live a little more; I can do it in Northern California!
So for 2015, I’m dedicating the year to learning and living a little more. Will you join me?