A Happy New Wine Geek Year!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Winos!

It’s not a real newsletter this week, just an opportunity to say Happy New Year to you wine lovers, to wish you a fantastic 12 months and to talk about what’s coming your way in 2015.

It’s been a heck of a year on http://www.confessionsofawinegeek.com with you lot dropping by 25,000 to read 125 new posts. #newwinethisweek has been a great success and both myself and Mike from http://www.pleasebringmewine.com hope you have discovered some new favourites along the way.

I reckon I’ve tasted over 500 wines this year, had my first taste of Dom Perignon Champagne and Chateau Lafite, attended more than 20 tasting events and tried a wonderful wine from 1934. But the real highlight was the trip to California… so much so that I felt the need to give you the opportunity to share my love one more time by re-publishing the links for you to follow!

Sideways – The Wine Geek Experience

Nap Cab – forget everything you think you know

Sonoma – the most exciting wine region in the world?

The Judgement of Paris – the 1976 winners in 2014

Ridge & Kistler – the icing on the California cake

My wines of the year

California had such an impact on me that I gave the wines their own post in my wrap-up of my favourite wines of the year; below are the links to the “best wines of 2014” series:

Part 1 – California

Part 2 – The Reds

Part 3 – The Whites

Part 4 – Fizzy & Sweet

What does 2015 hold?

As most of you know, 2015 is going to be a big year for the Wine Geek. The Fish and I have decided to lump in and move from the virtual world to the real world and open a wine bar. We sold our house and finished our jobs just before Xmas and are currently living with the in(out)-laws as we continue our search for the perfect premises; we want to open a place that has the spirit of #newwinethisweek at it’s heart, with a plethora of grape varieties from all over the wine world.

The posts in 2015 will be focused on the new business and we hope to see many of you when opening night comes along.

Until then, we want to wish you an amazing 2015 and keep your wine glass full!

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Cheers and have a great 2015!

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Posted on January 1, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hi Ant, I forwarded your post on Aldi wines to my dad (chief wine buyer for Christmas lunch) and he bought as many of your recommendations as they had in stock at his local Aldi, and was very happy with the quality. He is now a convert to Aldi wines. Great tips, thank you. Fran (from Leo’s) x

    • Hi Fran
      I hope you had a great Xmas and New Year and so glad to be of assistance! The Aldi wines are great value and the prices are going to start going up soon so get stocked up!

      Hope it’s not too quiet in the office without me!

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