I had to take a step back from a few things. I write out more than just this blog (or in the other two universes I find myself orbiting, which you can find here and here), and I love writing. At times you get burnt out. I know I have. I was going at it at such a massive clip, that two plus years of consistent posts a week was going to lead to some sort of exhaustion. I’m tired as I write this out now…
This is a wine blog, but when we write we also tend to get a bit personal. That’s what we do. The subject matter hits home with us to varying degrees, and we hope that the reader feels the same. If not, then it becomes even more transparent and hollow. And especially for the former, not in a good way. You always want to be able to cast a shadow.
I like what’s familiar but then I like to feel uncomfortable. I like to try things that are out of the norm, and may not be easily accessible at your local wine shoppe or any shoppe to begin with.
What drew me to Seaside Cellars Vinho Verde was the image of the lighthouse. For I’ve seen plenty of those in images presented to me by family, by virtue of art galleries, picture frames, and from living in Maryland. There’s sentiment on top of sentiment. To say it hit a nerve and shed a tear would be an understatement. With that being said, I hope the wine is great too.
Vinho Verde, which is literally means green wine, is a gift from Portugal. It’s out barely months after being harvested, so it tastes young and ready to drink almost immediately. And at around $10, the Seaside Cellars is kind to you in that regard as well.
This isn’t close to the best wine I’ve ever sipped but that’s not the intent here. At least that’s what I think. I just think this is meant for right now, like many things. It’s about living in the present, enjoying the present, and being the present. It’s important to just be. Simple right? Just like this wine.
Nothing should be taken too seriously. It’s about having fun and I had fun with this wine enjoying the views off of my friends’ rooftop deck and appreciating the beauty of the day, and the beauty of life.
I had nature all around me in the forms of plants, flowers, and the shape of many other things to come. It’s beautiful to see things start from a few seeds and become the beautiful entities they were always destined to be. I saw these plants from the beginning and they look glorious now. And the timeframe was similar to the bottling of this wine, a good 3-6 months. I love the parallel’s. I wouldn’t call this a coincidence in any circumstance.
I didn’t intend for this post to be a reset of things, but in fact I did. If I implied it or said it, means that somewhere along the way I thought about it, I contemplated it, and I well, am living it.
It’s still September and it might be time for a few for seasonal wines before we transition into….
Not yet… I’m celebrating a rebirth, a rejuvenation, and a bit of healing. The healing will be constant and ongoing. It’s good to have a constant I’m grateful for this wine, for this experience, and for everything.
As always, peace be with you…