#Vinopanion has been a wild ride these past 8+ years (so hard to believe!). Towards the end of last year, as life got exceedingly busy and I was unable to put my best efforts to my love of #wine writing and education, I pondered what step this blog would next take. I have always treated my wine life as a privilege and have felt grateful for every turn that it has taken. Each little or big step was only partially planned/hoped for...most things like paid wine consulting, wine judging, being flown around the world for media trips, all have been joyous surprises, though they didn't come without hard work (on the side). I have missed my wine world these past ~4 months, but the introspection has been useful. I've come up with new plans, reapplied old ones and have concocted new post formats, such as this new one: Bits & Pieces will cover multiple topics in short, 1-2 paragraph bites. Prepare for more news in a more concise format. And so... ¡Vámonos mis Vinopanions!