I have a few things to catch up on here on the blog today. There always seems to be more going on than we have time to write about, doesn't there?
First, on a personal note, I'd like to wish our little guy, Jackson, a happy first birthday. A year ago today, at 5:17 p.m., he joined our budding family and life will never ever be the same again. All the sleepless nights, diaper changes, food spit up on clothes, etc. has been more than worth it. Seriously. He's what keeps me going when I don't feel like staying up late to write.
Next, I'd like to congratulate Jim Waters of Waters Crest Winery. He sent me an email earlier this week letting me know that his 2004 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc was chosen to be on the wine list at Alain Ducasse's newest restaurant, Adour. You might remember that this was one of my 12 Wines of Xmas late last year.
Last, I also have an update on the Wine Blogging Wednesday Logo Contest that I announced almost a week ago. The prize pack for the winner is really starting to come together. So far, we have:
- A Catavino Pack of Portuguese wines from Domaine547 (thanks Jill)
- Two items from the Oenoline catalog (thanks Wilfried)
- Two bottles of wine from Twisted Oak Winery (thanks Jeff)
- One dozen Austrian-style cookies (thanks Jif)
We have a handful of submissions for the logo contest already, but I expect that we'll see many many more roll in as time goes along.