Friday, April 6, 2018

Vino Travels Celebrates 5 years!

Gosh time flies!  It's hard to believe that the thought of starting a blog 5 years ago has brought me to where I am today.  This month Vino Travels celebrates its 5 year anniversary.  I started this blog as an idea to encourage myself to learn more about Italian wine weekly by doing researching and sharing the gained knowledge with my readers.  I never thought it would have taken me on the long journey it has.

I've met so many great folks in the industry mostly online, but also in person via events that I have attended.  My greatest accomplishment was becoming certified as an Italian Wine Specialist with the North American Sommelier Association.  I've made blogger friends all around the world having the ability to be able to meet some of them in person.  I've been fortunate to have visited Italy by invitation on a couple of occasions to dig into the wine regions, meet winemakers and tour the facilities with more offerings recently, but unfortunately my 2 little bundles of joy that I've had over the past couple years have kept me from doing so.  It's only a moment in time and I know I'll be able to get back over there soon and be able to share some of those personal explorations with you soon enough.
My reasons for the recent slow down on blog, but all worth it, dont you think?!
I wanted to thank all my readers for the support in following my journey as I further explore my passion for Italian wine.  There is always more to learn, especially in the world of wine. I highly encourage you to reach out to me as I love to hear from readers whether it's to share your thoughts on my blogs, what you'd like to see more of or just tell me a little about yourself as I love to hear all about everyone's passion for all things Italian or wine related.  I wish I heard from my readers more.

Here's to tasting many more great Italian wines, sharing more stores and another great 5+ years.  Cin cin!