It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…

Grab your sweater ’cause the rooms are cold but the topics are hot!
Today’s the first WINE day of TexSom 2011, the check-in lines will be long and the scramble for seats predictable – but the day will be beautiful! How could it not? Eight hours surrounded by people whose passion for wine matches my own. In the real world of my life I am an anomaly. Even though I am in the industry, my peers and colleagues are seeking an intervention on my behalf… The rally cry is, “She needs to get a life besides wine!”
 
Well friends, I am here to tell you that this IS my life and that nothing makes me happier than wine. Period. You will never know enough about wine – reading, learning, teaching, swirling, sniffing and finally sipping… The wine is everchanging. The first sip from your glass is not the same as the last sip from the glass, the first glass from the bottle is not the same as the last, glass, this bottle is not the same as the last bottle, and so on, and so on, and so on.
 
Wine is a living, breathing thing – ever evolving, everchanging. Like me. I might seem like I’m only about one thing, but not true. The first glimpse is not the same as the last – I’m growing and changing, right before your eyes, because what you bring to the table stays with me, becomes a part of me and a part of my journey.
 
Thank you friend – won’t you be my neighbor?
 

Salud! KathyD

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What’s your passion?

pas·sion

/ˈpæʃən/ [pash-uhn]

noun

1.  any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
2.  strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor.
3.  strong sexual desire; lust.
4.  an instance or experience of strong love or sexual desire.
5.  a person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire.
6.  a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything: a passion for music.
7.  the object of such a fondness or desire: Accuracy became a passion with him.
Personally, I’d go with numbers 1,6 and 7 ~ although occasionally I’ve had a number 3 /4 winegasm-type of experience (tasting the 2003 Quintessa… I’d pay good money  just to smell that wine!).
Look familiar?

 So… What’s YOUR passion?

Looking forward to meeting you all ~ Salud! KathyD (Wine on Wednesday)