|An annual rebirth in Spring!|
|Good soldiers of a Good Weekend|
|Zinfandel in bud|
Once again disappointing results of my recent exam with the Society of Wine Educators were announced, and I had an extended self-deprecating moment, that moral malaise of attempting to assess the value in what I am attempting to do. Candidly, it has been years of wine study, working low paying hospitality jobs, and receiving the unconditional support of those closest to me, all fueled by my passion for making wine memories. Stepping back, it was necessary to examine what I do and what the eventual professional pay off might be for an independent educator.
In truth, I teach about wine almost everyday, and my wine passion has not diminished. In this Spring, surrounded by the promise of a renewed cycle, there is a great opportunity for a new commitment. Here was another chance to invest in the creation of new memories that can be recounted and shared in the not too distant future. It is a chance to produce something impressive, but I may just have to be more creative and renew my dedication, I reasoned. Perhaps the Spring is the season of reminders as well as promise!
Raise a glass to our futures! Cheers!!