Hello! If you’re reading this, you probably love wine too and want to know a little more about this blog. So, welcome!
I began writing about wine because I simply wanted to learn more. I love the writing, research, learning, and sipping. Stories are contained in every bottle! Family histories, what drives people to grow grapes and make wine, how the wine is made… geography lessons, science, how each vintage presents unique challenges—it’s all fascinating!
“You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.” ~
My wine journey began in my early 20’s, where shockingly enough, cheap white Zinfandel and bad oaked Chardonnay didn’t leave me with a permanent distaste for the fermented grape. For years I (regretfully) didn’t touch Chardonnay, but now I love this noble grape! So, I invite you to step out of your wine comfort zone and try something new. Try another style, winemaker, or region. Go visit a local wine shop and ask for suggestions. We’re all learning something new every day, and learning is fun!
Wine doesn’t always have to be taken or evaluated so seriously. There’s a time and place for grape dissection and analytics. However, if you’re looking for a new bottle, wine destination, or wine book with an honest opinion, for the love of cats you’ve found the right blog!
I’m a former R.D.H. with an applied science degree (if only I had focused on writing sooner, I could’ve avoided a lot of biofilm!). I also have a Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Certification and have been enjoying wine for 20+ years (basically makes me an expert, no?).
“Anyone who tries to make you believe that he knows all about wines is obviously a fake.” ~Leon Adams, The Commonsense Book of Wine
All photos are mine, mostly taken with my iPhone. Some cartoon or random amusing images may be borrowed and added to posts (sources will be credited).
As far as receiving samples for review, please contact me via email: Misty@RedWineCats.com or direct message on Twitter or Instagram. I’m open to and love all wines (not just the reds!) and will be happy to support them via social media and this blog.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you’ll find new wines to love through this site (even if you don’t, you’ll get to see random cat photos, and who doesn’t love that?).
Share wine with friends and be happy.
“I said, Close your eyes, I got a surprise and I ran away with the bottle of wine.” ~LL Cool J, Going Back To Cali