Yes, I know. On Monday, for the last who knows how many weeks, I have posted tasting notes of some of the wines that we went through over the course of the week. No doubt you were looking forward to them today in an attempt to cure your insomnia. As those of you that read my Facebook posts already know, my wife was out of town this weekend and I had the two boys. So right off the bat, that made it nearly impossible to get any time to write, but it was exacerbated by the fact that the older son was “grounded” and not allowed to do anything that resembled “fun” (he brought home one too many bad grades for his Tiger Mom–alright, I was also on board with the punishment, truth be told).
This meant that I was responsible for entertaining our five year-old solo (he was not allowed to play with his brother since that would potentially cause the older to crack a smile, and that was strictly verbotten–if you say that with a German accent, it is much more menacing). As such, we played just about every board and card game that we had in the house as well as completing every jigsaw puzzle we own that was under 100 pieces (we have 5–there was a tense moment when he realized that one of the puzzles that was labeled as “100 Pieces” actually had 108, which momentarily convinced him that he could do larger puzzles–perhaps even 250 Pieces–but I quickly quashed this idea by offering a pudding snack break).
Thus, there was really no time to organize my notes from over the last week–hopefully I will get to that soon.
Instead, I encourage you to read all the entries for this month’s Monthly Wine Writing Challenge, and if you are so inclined to vote, you can do that HERE. There were eight entries following this month’s theme: “Feast”, and the Challenge is being hosted by Confessions of a Wine Geek (last month’s winner). I posted my entry over the weekend, which was a stab at a little bit of fictional writing (yes, some of what I wrote actually happened to me, but by and large it is fictional).
Here are the links to all the entries:
The Wine Kat (@thewinekat) Mac Datho’s Pig
BY Wine (@BYWineUk) Shoes or Wine?
Wayward Wine (@waywardwine) A foodless wine feast of Penfolds
binNotes (@binNotes) Feast
The Armchair Sommelier (@armchairsomm) Lutefisk The ghost of Christmas past
The Drunken Cyclist (@masi3v) Feast
Sybaricious (@sybaricious) Gordon Ramsay Royal Hospital Road
Confessions of a Wine Geek (@winegeekconfess) The day Ave & Al tried to kill us (just for fun!)
So get out there, do some reading and then VOTE!