Despite still not feeling 100%, I’ve managed to find some motivation this week to start working my way towards my goals for 2015. I know we’re only a week in, but I still feel good about the progress I’ve made.
I’ve made progress in three areas, which I don’t think’s bad going for a week!
One of my goals was to learn more about something I love. So get ready. I chose…wine!
I’ve wanted to explore wine more for a while now. This stemmed from a visit to The Orangery at Rockliffe Hall (which I would absolutely recommend by the way!). We were lucky enough to have been bought dinner there as a present, so when we sat down we decided to go for the wine flight.
The sommelier was excellent – friendly, knowledgeable and not at all patronising – and I loved the fact that we got to try wines that we never would have thought to buy for ourselves. The surprise of the night for me was a Reisling, which was fantastic. And I’m a red wine girl, so this was huge progress! I was also introduced to English sparkling wine by Nyetimber, which was excellent too. And you can buy it from Waitrose – at £31 a bottle though, it really is special occasion stuff!
This particular night sparked a will in me to explore wine more, rather than sticking to what I’m used to. But until now, I haven’t done anything about it further than ordering a wine flight with another tasting menu. So this week, I bought a voucher for the two of us to go wine tasting at the Holmfirth Vineyard.
I got the voucher from Groupon, and it includes brunch for two, a tour of the vineyard and wine tasting. I’ll be booking up in the next couple of weeks, and I can’t wait to begin our wine education. I’d love to be able to broaden my horizons – I know what I like when it comes to wine (Rioja) so I’m looking forward to hopefully becoming a bit more adventurous. Understanding a little more about different grape varieties and climates I hope will help me to get there. And you never know, it might not be long before I’m signing up for a course with the Court of Master Sommeliers. Seriously!