I hope that everyone had a very happy holidays, and that you all got what you wanted from Santa this year. Now comes the short gear up to New Years, and locating the perfect bottle of bubbly for your NYE party. I love this time of year.

I have had a few people ask me what was up with my disappearance from the blogging world over the last week. There have actually been a couple of reasons for the absence. The first is that I have been unholy busy with work on my business and the typical yearly Christmas blitz. It’s been a good kind of busy, but it has made it difficult for me to keep up with the writing. The second reason is that I have decided that I will be doing a bit of an overhaul on the blog in the coming weeks. The overhaul is going to be a pretty big change, which I realize is a dicey thing to do to an established blog, but I think that it will be for the best in the long run.

I have always used this blog as a spot to write about what I want to write about. I don’t really make much in the way of monetary compensation, so the main motivation for the blog is that I enjoy doing it. Recently I have started getting some ideas that I thought would be fun to play around with, but I felt like they would make the blog feel disjointed. I have been working on a way to tie all these ideas together into a more coherent package, and I am really excited about the direction that I’ve come up with. Some of this involves a redesign of the site, which I will be doing myself (again, no significant money coming from the blog), and I will also be modifying the content a bit. Don’t worry, much of the stuff that you have read here in the past will still have a place on the blog, it will just be tweaked slightly to fit into the new format. I’ll still be doing The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (almost) every week, and I will still be writing about wines and wineries, but everything will be pulled together a little differently.

I really believe that this new direction is going to be something that you all enjoy, and that I will enjoy writing, but it’s going to take some time for me to put it all together. I will probably be posting periodically during the revamp, but I will be taking a bit of a break from daily posting while I work on the redesign and update. I’m looking forward to sharing it with you all soon. Thanks for all of your support over the last year, and for your patience with my new adventure. Cheers!