Friday, May 30, 2008

A Bottle of Wine and a DVD (New Series)

I've really been neglecting my blog and I have no excuses. I'm going to do my best to get back into it though.

Pretty much every night Tom and I watch a DVD (we LOVE Netflix!) and share a bottle of wine. So as well as reviewing the wine, I'll review the DVD, too. Tonight it was Bodega Norton Malbec Reserva 2005 and The Hanging Garden.

The malbec was a beautiful dark garnet color with wonderful ripe fruit aromas. It had a nice, bold palate filled with dark fruits and a bit of tobacco. The finish lingered for a good 30 - 45 seconds. A terrific QPR at only $10.99 per bottle!

The Hanging Garden was filmed in Nova Scotia. It was about a young man who, as an unhappy obese teen, ran away from home. He comes back after 10 years, and no contact with his family, to attend his sister's wedding. There's a series of flashbacks that left us wondering if everything really was as it seemed. In parts it was lighthearted, sad and thought-provoking. Definitely worth watching!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Look what I found on Etsy...

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Etsy, it's a website where you can buy and sell handcrafted items.
Today while I was browsing the site I found this clever wine crock, made by Amanda Moon.

I thought it was just too unique not to share it with my readers :-D

Saturday, May 24, 2008

New and Improved Website!

Ever since I created my (very first!) website a couple of months ago I felt that it was lacking in quality. I thought that it looked like a first website and I wanted something better.

I checked out a website called Free Website Templates and found exactly what I was looking for. With just a few minor (okay, not so minor) alterations, the new Wine Diva Designs is up.

When you get a free moment I'd love to know what you think!

For the most part everything is up and running. There are a few changes I want to make, but they're not critical.