This is just the beginning!

Welcome to Carpe Vinum 2.0! Now in BLOG form!

Alright . . . I have more plans than just that for the future, but every journey begins with a single step, and I’ll try taking these little steps here every day. So anyone who actually has been watching this spot, there will be a lot more interesting things than watching paint dry. Many things may not completely make sense right away as I play with different aspects of this program to see what I can do.

It’s in all hope that this can actually be an informative and entertaining resource, not just for the Portland metropolitan area, but the entire wine world. Many aspects are going to be Portland-centric, however. So here are a few of the things I have in the works for this spot!

Daily Blog! It’s not really interesting if there aren’t continuing posts about something, but it’s not always possible to write something every day. But I’ll do what I can! It might even be wine related!

Wine Reviews! It’s been said that reviewers of any kind are the worst people on the planet. Well, better than paparazzi, but worse than tax auditors. It won’t be those kind of reviews. It will just be the fun and interesting things I’ve been tasting. Something at the local wine bar, something from the cellar, barrel tastings at the wineries, or whatever.

Portland Directory! Need to know where in town to get wine? Who has what selection? Best place to go to not be treated like a mouth-breathing moron? Want to avoid the place that suckers you into buying the thing no one else wants? Or just want to know where the hip, new wine bar is? That’s the plan! (To tell you, that is . . .)

Tasting and Events Listings! Once upon a time there was a local newspaper that gave us all the heads-up on the events in town. It was great! Who is tasting what? There, there, there, there, there and there. I choose . . . THAT one. And that one! And we were all happy. Then I guess the price of ink went up and THEY started choosing the events they wanted to list, directing readers to their unnavigable website for the other listings, but nobody did. Wouldn’t it be nice to have it all in one place again? Yes it would!

Wine help! The current plan is to create a forum for people to voice questions and discuss our favorite subject: The Wine! Any questions or discussions from what red wine to serve with fish to the best places to take an out-of-town business associate that you want to impress. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

And much, much more! There are a lot of ideas rolling around in my head that just might fall out into the site as a whole. Wine podcasts. T-shirts and merch. Book reviews. Wine country navigation charts. And so on. We’ll get started with the basics and see where we go from there.

Check back soon! I’ll be adding more stuff all the time!

Seize the wine!


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