One of life's simple pleasures is a glass or two of wine after work.
Where we live, there are many small wineries scattered throughout the hills and it is so lovely to go driving around the vines on the weekend, sampling wine, meeting the winemakers and vignerons and buying a case here and there to drink or store for later (the storage part happens less often I must admit).
When you are married to a winemaker however, it isn't always a case of a simple glass of wine after work.
It often requires tasting barrel samples, blind tastings of varieties and vintages and comparing or scoring each one, based on nose, length, mouth feel, colour, etc etc.
Oh yes, there are definite advantages to being married to a wine maker, but I'm not sure if the kitchen being turned into a wine lab is one of them...
I love seeing all the bottles snug in their boxes ready for their journey into shops, restaurants and peoples cellars.
I love too my husbands hands after he has been playing with the wine all day...
You can always spot a winemaker at this time of the year!