The First Post – Why?

OK ok, why even start a blog.  Excellent question and one that I really don’t have a good answer for.  Over the last year, I’ve been the behind the scenes guy for my wife’s blog, RomyRaves, which is a beauty and lifestyle blog.  I enjoy the tech side, usually, but have no interest in the topic in all honesty.  I do get products to try for her now and then but I really just do it to help her.  Over this time, I’ve helped her build a huge twitter following (12k+) and an active blog following.

I’ve been very into wine, spirits, cooking, and entertaining for well over a decade now, purely on the amateur side though.  For years now, I’ve been asked questions or for referrals from friends for wines to match with foods, restaurants to check out, recipes I like, or what scotch to bring to a friends house as a gift.  While I am no expert, I am a highly experienced amateur.  I know scotch, food, wine, beer, all very well.  I love hitting the local tavern or pub and trying something new and different.  Now and then, I actually find something I love.  Others, well not so much.

I’m not a writer by any means.  I plan on using the blog to share ideas, new products I run across, tips, tricks, recipes, new restaurants (or old ones I just found again), and almost anything else I can think of in this space of food, wine, and booze..  I know I’ll be reviewing wines and spirits, testing out restaurants, and sharing recipes now and then.  If you have something on your mind, tell me.  Want me to check out your stuff, tell me.  Think I’ve lost my mind for liking that $6 bottle of Syrah for a casual Tuesday, tell me.

I always have an opinion and so far in my 40+ years haven’t exactly been shy in expressing it.  Tell me what you think.  If you agree, excellent.  If not, well, I guess I’m open to hearing that too.

For now, Cheers, Salute, or see ya.