I'm going to be dropping off the map over the Thanksgiving holiday, but I wanted to post a quick little note of thanks. I'm actually composing this post on my iPhone from the road, so don't expect anything too fancy, or even correctly spleed (or spelled).
First of all, I'm thankful to all of you have read my lowly little blog and supported me over the last year. It's hard to believe that I've been doing this for a year now, and you guys have made this one of the most fun years of my life.
Thanks to all of the awesome wine bloggers and wine people that I've gotten to know and become friends with through our online connection. I don't want to leave anyone out, because there are so many people who I would consider friends, but I did want to say a special thanks to a few of you. Thanks to my other two musketeers Josh Wade and Steve Paulo, who both started their blogs at about the same time as me, and who were so much fun to "grow up" with. I'm also thankful for Joe Harrig, Amanda Maynard, and Tamara Belgard, and Chris Oggenfuss, who I am lucky to have for friends.
This next group is going to be a large one. Thanks so much to my California friends who supported me in my quest to move to wine country, even though I eventually ended up in a different wine country, especially to Andrew Lazorchak, Jill Devers, William Allen, Rick Bakas, Hardy Wallace, Steven Washuta, Christophe Smith, Clay Wallin, Paul Mabray, and last but certainly not least to Kaz and Randy from Wine Biz Radio. You guys are all awesome in my book, and I'm thankful for your friendship and support.
Thanks also to my friends in Washington who have been so welcoming, especially Scott Abernathy, Josh Wade again, Craig Sutton, Jennifer Kuklinski, Claire McCool, Sean Sullivan, Troy Barrett, Pam Scott, and John Cooper. It's usually tough to get plugged in when you first move to a new place, but you guys have made the transition an easy one.
I can't possibly mention all of the wineries and wine industry people who have been kind to me, but I am thankful for all of you as well. I have always appreciated the hospitality and open doors that you have shown me.
I hope that all of you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, and have something good in your glass. I've got some great stuff coming up when I get back from the holiday, so I'm looking forward to being back next week.