The Wine Cellar

By now you all know I LOVE wine; wines of all kinds, although my favorite is hands-down a rich, buttery, oakey chardonnay.  I also vary my wines depending on the weather and what’s on the menu, as well as where I am at the time.  I love trying all kinds of local wines, wherever I am.  Neither of my parents were drinkers at all, and I really am not a drinker either, except when it comes to my wines.  I LOVE wine.  I love everything about wine.  Maybe, it is because I grew up in Southern California and the state is heavily dotted with wineries everywhere you go.  Maybe it is because I am 1/2 Aussie, and wineries are very big and popular down under too.  Maybe it because of my love of good food and good wine is always a good match for good food.  Or maybe, I am just a wino.  It could even be a combination of all of the above.  Who knows?  All I know is if it is wine, chances are I am going to drink it, although unless it is port, I am not a fan of sweet wines.  I much prefer them dry to sweet.  I am always looking for new wineries to try out, and I visit them often, wherever I go.  I have also taken many wine courses.  By no means am I a sommelier, but I do know quite a lot about wine.  If I could do it all over again, I would be a viticulturist, or a winemaker by trade.

We have about 200-300 bottles of wine in our wine cellar, downstairs.  We have a wide variety of wines from many different wineries around the world.  Each region and each country offers their own unique qualities, so it’s hard to compare wines from different areas and different parts of the world because they are all unique unto themselves.

Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly any other purely sensory thing”.  ~ Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon~


“One not only drinks wine, one smells it, observes it, tastes it, sips it, and – one talks about it”.  ~ King Edward VII of England – 1841-1910~


Wine goes with everything, no matter the dish, no matter the occasion, no matter the time”.  ~ Jeanne 


I have even been known to paint and create my own things wine related, such as some paintings, trivets and wine glasses.  We even make our own wines on occasion.  The wine pictured here is one of ours that we made.  I also made these lavender truffles as well.




Life is short.  Drink up and enjoy!  Cheers!


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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