I guess you can call me a late bloomer to the wonderful world of wine. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures that I didn’t realize I had a passion for until well into adulthood. With that being said, I think I have done a pretty good job making up for lost time. During the day I work as a Systems Engineer; after 5PM, I become Dezel the wine enthusiast. Of all the things I’ve gotten into in life, I really couldn’t think of a better hobby and interest. Wine is one of the few hobbies where you will never run out of new things to taste and learn – and that’s a fact.
For me, it all started with a job transfer from the west coast to northern Virginia in 2003. I wasn’t into wine back then nor did I have any idea that Virginia produced wine. I did have an interest in political history, though. With four of the first five Presidents of the United States being from Virginia; the state is steeped in history and tradition, but is not stuck in the past. In the spring of 2005, during a tour of Monticello (Thomas Jefferson's abode) in Charlottesville, someone on the tour recommended we visit Jefferson Vineyards (a short distance away). For many people, White Zinfandel and [unfortunately] Boone’s Farm are their introduction to the world of wine. I like to think I started off on higher ground with Virginia wine. I didn’t know Cabernet Franc was a red wine or how to pronounce Viognier back then; but, after ending that Monticello trip, I had found myself a new hobby. Unlike any other beverage I’ve tried in life, it’s a drink that makes you think when the bug bites. Many books, bottles, sips, and wonderful friends later – the whole swirl-sniff-savor or spit ritual never gets old for me. As a matter of fact, a new wine adventure awaits me following this short post. Happy Sipping, my friends!
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