Background: My name is Carolyn Blakeslee. Four people who walk this planet call me “Mom.” I’m a food and wine writer, gardening columnist, magazine publisher (Art Calendar magazine for 20 years, Natural Awakenings for eight, and The Ag Mag since late 2015), book editor and publisher, artist, musician, travel agent, and wine geek. I handle the day-to-day of the blog, and tastings are accomplished by yours truly, usually with friends and associates.

Goals: For the reviews and ideas here to save you time and money by eliminating some of the uncertainty surrounding purchasing wine. Ultimately this whole thing boils down to what YOU like. Please make suggestions! You like it? Tell us—we’ll try it.

Methods: We attend as many wine tastings as we can, try every wine with Beginner’s Mind, avidly study and read, ask questions, and listen to wine consultants, wine experts, and you.

P.S. Of course the picture isn’t of me.
But it’s so dang campy I couldn’t resist adopting it as my blog’s logo! 🙂
Here is a picture of the real me:


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