Wine Esquire is Going to France!

Yea, so, uhm, remember that thing I asked you to vote for? That wine blog award? The one where the prize was the ultimate wine trip to France? The one where I’d be going to visit Bernard Magrez for en primeur week? Well….guess what?! I WON!!

food-wine-pairing-winnerThank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for me! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it! I am humbled and amazed that people actually voted! Wine Esquire wouldn’t be heading across the pond if it weren’t for all of you, so I sincerely thank you for your support!

We’re going to go on the most amazing wine adventure together and you’ll be right there with me because I obviously won’t be able to stop Instagramming[1]. Or Tweeting. Or Blogging.

millesimaMillesima told us the results were being released yesterday, but ever since I found out I was a finalist, I tried not to think about it too much[2]. I didn’t want to get my hopes up or expect anything. But yesterday morning when the iPhone dinged with a text message before 7 a.m., I couldn’t help but assume that someone was texting to tell me I’d won. Nope[3]. So I got ready for work[4], headed to the office[5], conducted a closing[6], then made a quick pit stop to the vet to pick up some cat food[7]. And then I checked my email. Again. And that’s when I saw “Congratulations!” in the subject line. I put my car in park, freaked out a bit and said “I won, I won, I won, I won” about 249 times. I proceeded to call everyone important in my life. Husband. Sissy. Other Sissy. Mom[8]. And NOBODY answered. So I had to start driving back to work. Finally the calls started coming and I got to tell my loved ones about this amazing adventure.

jaillance-cremant-de-bordeaux-brutI confess, I didn’t go straight back to the office. The brilliant idea to get some bubbly from Bordeaux instantly popped into my head. Well, two liquor stores later and it turns out my state doesn’t carry Crémant de Bordeaux, so that plan was foiled, and I really had to get back to work. I didn’t have time to go anywhere else, but luckily when I got home I realized I had a lovely Louis Latour Meursault chilling in the fridge[9].

So, while details still have to be worked out, I’m definitely headed to France, and I’m extremely excited. Thank you again to all who voted. I’m on cloud nine!


Lawyer Footnotes
[1] I’m going to need one of those iPhone power boosters. Stat.
[2] Except for that time I emailed everyone I’ve ever met and asked them to vote. And the time I tweeted about it every day. Other than that, I didn’t think about it. At all.
[3] Just sissy complaining that she’d had to hail a cab because her train came to a stop on the way to her first day of her new gig. #commuterproblems
[4] And checked my email.GotMail
[5] And checked my email.
[6] And checked my email.
[7] My cat had health issues and now needs special food. Don’t worry, he’s fine. #longstory
[8] Sorry, Dad. I texted you though!
[9] This is not normal, don’t worry. A friend brought the bottle over when we had them over for dinner last week and we forgot to open it.

8 thoughts on “Wine Esquire is Going to France!

  1. Wow–Congratulations, counselor! Looking forward to your reports from the “front vines”!

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