“Beer is made by men, wine by God.” ― Martin Luther
Something you should know about me, especially as I build on this little blogging project, is that I love wine. I one hundred percent hate beer, and while I will occasionally enjoy a Manhattan with good Kentucky bourbon, I rarely drink anything else. Good wine is a luxury to be appreciated and shared, and it is a fascinating topic of study. When my husband and I went on our honeymoon 3 years ago, we went to Napa…and we loved it so much that it has become one of our favorite places to visit. Napa, and its nearby sister Sonoma, together have become a mecca for excellent wine, excellent food, and serene beauty. There’s also horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, hiking, biking, and plenty of places to swim and workout (a necessity for yours truly!)
We returned to Napa for the second time last year during an epic Tour de California road trip with my parents, and we decided to go back again this year for our anniversary. Someday, when we have finished the phase of life called “Residency” and have graduated to “Attending” status (with subsequent Attending salaries), we plan to visit France and Tuscany and other famous wine regions of the world…however, one of the major benefits of living in California is the fact that we have this incredible wine region in our own backyard. There is so much fabulousness to be had in Napa and Sonoma that I suspect we will never tire of visiting.
Stay tuned for more on our Napa 2017 trip, complete with reviews of wineries and restaurants!