Category: Assignments

Word Fun

Hello again everybody. For my class we have to use some free visual tools for our blog. This is my word art for my entire site. Using wordle, any one can copy and paste whatever web text they want and all of the most used words will form this word cloud. I decided to try it on my very own blog and this is what I came up with! Try it with your own blogs for fun or whatever you need it for. Enjoy the word cloud!

Well, it is obvious what this blog is about!


Blog a day week

Honestly, this blog a day week for class was not as difficult as I thought it would be. I was actually able to write a blog post everyday this week.

I think the reason why this was possible is because there is so much information on wine. I feel like when I am researching things for one of my posts, I am led to more terminology and references to things that I don’t know about. So everyday I am inspired by something new.  

For example, I wanted to do a post on the history of the cork, but I came across a lot of information on TCA in the cork tainting wine or a wine being “corked.” So while I was able to write a post on the history of the cork, I also found out what my next post would be too.

Of course the other blogs that I am following helped out as well.

Probably the most difficult thing for me during this week was planning when I would be able to post. I work, I intern and I have class. So, finding an open hour or so to post may have been the hardest thing. I found myself waking up in the morning, thinking about my day and planning when I would be able to blog. But it did work out.

I like the idea of the one blog a day because I found out that I actually have followers. I have a person I do not know from Washington State subscribing to my blog and some of the people from blogs email me on a regular basis with advice about my blog. It is really exciting so I think having one post a day helped my blog appear a little more credible, which is cool.

Now let’s see if I can keep it going.

Superbowl and Wine?

Contrary to popular belief, my first love in life is not wine!  Believe it or not, I am a huge sports fan. Anything competitive in nature, I’m in. As long as I have a person to root for, I will be enthralled. Give me a women’s horse shoes national championship game on TV and I promise you I would be able to watch it and be completely entertained. Anyway, just a fun fact about me which leads to my next point (this is going somewhere I promise).

The Pro Bowl is done and that leaves us with the biggest TV event of the year: The Superbowl! Not only am I amped because it is football, but yes the Pittsburgh Steelers are in it.

HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO! ok ok I got that out.

Now, as we all know, the typical beverage of choice for any sporting event is beer. Beer is good. Beer is great. I love beer. But, what about dressing up the event and taking it to the next class level and  bust out some good old vino during the big game? Thanks to 1WineDude and his post it is possible! He swears that a good Argentine red wine is the perfect thing to have during a game because it is good enough to enjoy during the game, but not so amazingly awesome that you will be distracted from the game by it’s fabulous-ness. So, I think I will be trying one of these for the game.

Also, thanks to  Wine-4-Beginners it claims that certain Pinot Grigio brands can be reminicient of beer! It says this is considered a good beginner wine because if you are used to beer, it could be a good one to ease into. It also suggests Santa Margherita or boxed Bandit Pinot Grigio. Could be another good option.

So, you have your wine to try for the game? Great! But what about food now? In the wine world, everybody likes to pair foods to go well with their wine. But, you are just a beginner like me right? So how do we do this? Well, according to Blake Gray and The Gray Market Report there is an App for that! For $2.99  you can find out what foods go perfectly with that bottle you are buying. So, if you really want to, get that wine and prepare some awesome appetizers and food for that Superbowl party you are planning.

But, maybe you want to buy some beer and cheetos just in case…