To quote Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, “What a long strange trip it's been.”
It truly has been, but it sure feels good to dust off this little blog. The last four years have been an interesting journey. While I am happy to close the chapter of being in wine retail, I am certainly glad I did it. I made connections with so many wonderful and talented people (and even some not so wonderful people, but came with good lessons); and the lessons in imported wines and wine politics were invaluable - - and most important, I learned we have to take these detours in life to get us back on track.
While I was selling wine, so many other things brought me back to this blog. The opportunity to write a book about the history of Walla Walla wines was one of them. Yes. I wrote a book and if all goes according to plan, the book will be released by the holidays. We are currently in the editing stage with paging and print scheduled in a couple of weeks.
The blog, Wild Walla Walla Wine Woman, will be changing its mission, a bit. It won't be 100% Walla Walla all the time. I will throw in a few posts about imported wines, as well as some wine politics, once in awhile. There may even be a few rants about the art, skills, and politics of wine blogging. I will write about what moves me at the moment.