Cheers to life; open a bottle of wine

IMG_0898[1]Once someone has said to me that you have to learn to appreciate wine … Although I can not imagine a life without wine ;) anymore, it is certainly true … By tasting different wines you discover not only true gems, you taste a difference between wines and it comes to really appreciate and enjoy if you can taste a nice wine in your glass. Without even having any sense of wines you learn to trust your taste, as I mentioned earlier that you can develop flavor. Most wine drinkers start as rosé drinkers at parties , dinners , barbecues and in summertime on a pleasant terrace. Over time, you discover that white and red wines still have just a little more qachet and then discover the real thing and start tasting. You will no longer put up with a bottle of a few dollars from the grocery store … This is not to say that a good bottle of wine needs to be expensive. I like to make a sport out of it to finding good wines that cost between 5 and 15 euro. In the winter I prefer to drink red wine, although a nice soft Chardonnay at dinner always tastes good. Obviously true to remind is ‘enjoy , drink responsibly’, I am convinced that if you open a bottle to really taste you will drink much more aware. We rarely drink as a couple the whole bottle empty in an evening. We pull the bottle vacuum  and enjoy one or two days later the second half. My latest discovery is; Belconte Salento Rosso and a true jewel Mc William’s Hayfield Semillon Chardonnay. Soon we will again taste different wines, the findings I will share again, keep an eye on my blog for information. Do you have any wine suggestions for me please let me know …
So for small successes  draw a nice bottle of wine and enjoy!
Cheers to life !

Happy Newyear; New round of new opportunities

How special it is every year again, you close one year and automatically start a whole new year, you will experience literally “new round of new opportunities .” Basically there is little difference in the transition from one day to the next , but with the New Year it is still always a magical moment. You get the opportunity to take stock and reflect on what went well last year and what you hope to do better or to do otherwise in the coming year. Especially when last year wasn’t as great as you liked or with adversity, whether personal, health or social level is does not matter. Not for nothing is it for many a tradition to make Newyears resolutions, these plans are actually nothing more and nothing less than a kind of self-reflection to come to a bit of self-understanding and preferably what needs to change and improve. You can pep yourself and speak courage that 2014 may be a better year. As I wrote earlier in ” Love is .. ” it is now also good to make a list of your good intentions. If you take the trouble to write them, they have more shape and you can look back from time to time to remind yourself what you want to achieve for  yourself. Try to describe as clearly as possible and try to chop your goal into pieces, I mean by that to see what intermediate goals you can think of as ever to get another step closer to your bigger goal, than it does not seem so far away during the coming period and have a tendency to drop out … do not forget also to celebrate small successes, celebrate life and enjoy! Good luck and cheers to new opportunities!

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