I’ll be the first to admit that I think New Year’s resolutions are a bit silly, which is why I rarely proclaim them privately — let alone publicly, in print. Would I like to lose some weight? Sure, and I will. Should I be a nicer person and help others? Absolutely. I’ll try to do that, too.
Without measurement and being held accountable, these types of resolutions often fall by the wayside around Feb. 1 every year.
But when it comes to the wine portion of my life — what’s left over after a full-time day job in a high-tech field, my wife and my two kids (ages 4 and 8) — I like to set out some goals for myself. Call them resolutions if you like, but I think of them more as a framework from which I’ll hang my writing for the following year. I’m not just a local wine writer, however; I’m a local wine drinker and fan as well — just as I know many of you to be. So, while these are things that I plan to do during 2016, maybe you can join me in doing one or more. The journey is always a lot more fun when you are on it with friends.
Anyway, here’s what I resolve to do in 2016 with regard to wine. Keep me honest if you think I’m shirking my responsibilities with any of these.