Here’s to you!
So this is me (on the left) with my husband, Doug, who you can find on Instagram (@The_LetterD) and on the web (DouglasWeiss.com). I thought that since you’re very likely to see pics of us together along our wine/food/travel journey, it’s best to make an introduction.
Everyone, meet Doug. Doug, meet everyone!
We’ve been together for a long time, and will celebrate our 28th anniversary in December 2019. Woo Hoo!
(T-Minus 2 years to a really, really expensive anniversary! Yikes!)
Doug’s passions are design, fashion, cultural arts (ballet and opera, in particular). But he also shares my passion for food and wine.
I’m truly the #winegeek of the couple. But hey, someone’s gotta take that role, right? In the end though, we both find the same raw pleasure in wine and food, and are equally comfortable arranging trips around some epic Michelin Star-hunting! While my pleasure can be more intellectual, Doug’s certainly along for the ride.
Here’s an example: I love trying different wines. When I go to a new restaurant, at home, within the U.S. or abroad, the last thing I want to do is order something I already know well, or have in our cellar.
OK. Sometimes, I do order things I know, but it’s usually because I see a wine on a list from a winemaker who’s a personal friend. I get a kick out of buying their wines and then posting about it. It’s a fun way to say “Hi!”
Back to the example… So I try different wines. And by different, I often mean different grape varietals, different non-traditional viticultural regions, even different winemaking methods. And, sometimes my initial descriptor might be…
“It’s a very interesting wine.”
And about this time, Doug’s saying, “I don’t want interesting, I want good!”
So as we continue on this blogging journey, and if you stick with me long enough, I’m confident that you’ll see me describe a wine as “interesting.” It’s not a negative term for me. In fact, it usually means it’s piqued my intellectual curiosity.
Along the way, I’ll even share Doug’s comments from time to time. More likely though, I’ll see if I can capture pictures of him tasting “interesting” wines! And I’ll probably work on a list of my “Top Ten Most Interesting Wines.” We’ll see.
Until then, watch this space and Drink More Wine!