Kerri Henman -


January 1, 2007

Wow …. my very own domain!

So…… welcome to my world!

This site is a *very* cool Christmas present from my wonderful husband, who is very very understanding about my love of wine and food. Okay, it isn’t exactly to his detriment to be supportive; it means he eats well, and we always have a nice bottle (or twenty) kicking around the house. However – I think it’s awesome that he set this up, and made it look pretty. It’s on WordPress for now, but as I learn HTML, I will make it all my very very own, as I already have design ideas running around my brain.

I will put up a wine-y post later, but for now, I feel I must acknowledge the inspiration for the site’s title, and thus – may I draw your attention to the Links, where you will find the Original Grape Shirt Company site. I bought one of their shirts at the Gourmet Food and Wine Show this year (guess what it says???).

If you’ve ever looked for something different for your favorite wine geek at Christmas/birthday/anniversary/thanks for looking after the cat/whatever occasion, these shirts are the answer! They’re a great soft cotton, and they’re dyed using grape juice & skins (not a perfect process, so some of the shirts are a little mottled, but it just makes them more unique). I got the long sleeve; I can see the sweatshirt and the ‘pretty logo’ t-shirt making their way into my closet very very soon! (Paul, if you were looking for birthday ideas ….!)

There are a few other links up already; one of my favourite food shops, our own home site (of course), and the usual wine-related bits and pieces. I’ll be adding to these on a regular basis, but this is a good start.

I’d like to make this site into something people think of when they’re looking for something new to try, or they want to see where the next winemaker’s dinner is happening, or they just want to read real-people comments on reasonably priced wines, and maybe pick up a pairing idea, or a gift suggestion. I’m not a wine snob; I’m not an expert. I know what I know, I know what I like, and I enjoy trying new things. I get asked for my opinion quite often, and I’m happy to give it, with the caveat that I haven’t tried everything, and the vast majority of my wine experience is with bottles costing less than $40. Well, that’s if you don’t count icewine, but that is just a whooooooooole other ball game…!

So, again – welcome to my world. I hope you have fun here; I like to think it’s a nice place to be!

  1. Yay! It’s about time you got a place online to share your love of wine.
    On Christmas morning I recieved two bottles of 10 year old Port: A Graham’s and a Smith Woodhouse. You might have to come over for some sampling.

    Comment by Andrea — January 3, 2007 @ 8:50 am
  2. Mmmm – port!! Sounds yummy… Graham’s is very nice, indeed. I’ll bring some chocolate and things to pair with it!

    Hope your holidays were fantastic!

    Comment by kerri — January 3, 2007 @ 1:07 pm

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