Happy October everybody. I can't believe how fast the year has gone by already and it's already time for Halloween! Fall is here and the colors are changing and of course I'm fighting another tournament on Oct 20. This just happens to be the day before my birthday. I'm going to turn 49. I'm almost half a century old. I can't believe I'm almost a half a century old. It's great though because I have shown myself that age is just a number and that you can still hang with the young bucks if you just set your mind to it. So if you're in the St Paul Minnesota area on that day come to Hamline U and watch me throw down in the old man (Masters 4) division.
Also this year is our/Wine Republic's 5th year anniversary! Yea!!! It's been a crazy ride learning about wines, meeting wine lovers, wine makers and permanently staining my teeth purple. It has been worth it. Wine is just one of those things that bring people together. Think on this: have you ever heard, "yeah, we drank a ton of wine and robbed a bank." No you have not. Wine, at least good wine makes you happy and sometimes can help you contemplate the good things in life. Can help you realize when you should be grateful for all the good things that come upon you and even reflect on the not so good things. So we're celebrating with our Italian tasting with crazy ass Italian wines from every region and style. Method Traditional from Franciacorta, still whites and reds from the usual suspects like Tuscany and Piedmonte but also delicacies from Sicily Abruzzo and many points in between. Hell, there's even gonna be some Orangecello and Vin Santo. And if you still can't get your fill of Italian vino I'm going to be teaching a class at the end of the month going over Method Champenoise in Italy, still whites, reds and a dessert wine. Oh yea.
I also am recovering from an injury. Nothing major, it's just that this year for some reason my right ear is jacked am getting cauliflower ear. It has been drained and is currently taped to my head. A physician friend of mine says to get a new hobby but I'm jiu jitsu addict. If I had to choose between jits and wine. I'd pick wine, but it would be tough. Take care and happy Halloween.