This week marks the one year anniversary of Zinfandel Chronicles! My passion for wine dates to 1989, and Zinfandel Chronicles has become my medium for sharing that passion with anyone who cares to listen.
Some highlights from the past year:
- The site was officially launched on June 24, 2012 with posts covering Total Wine, mailing list addiction and Bottle Notes from Pahlmeyer and Spottswoode.
- One year later, we’re nearing 200 posts with hundreds of reader comments. And more than 2500 site visits a month. Wow!
- I’ve been fortunate enough to have some wineries send me their wines to sample and share my impressions. That is very humbling, and I thank you for your consideration.
- The absolute best takeaway from launching the blog is the friendships I have formed with other wine consumers and producers. I’ve shared wine with some of them in person, others I’ve only corresponded through Twitter, Facebook or email. For those in that second category, I do hope we can rectify that in the coming year.
A special thank you goes to my wife and partner in crime, Lisa Dawson, who makes sure I have time to indulge in this hobby and who is also the brains behind the technical and editorial aspects of bringing Zinfandel Chronicles to the masses.
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