Here I am, after a long hiatus from the blogging world, jumping back into the fray. There were a lot of reasons for my absence from the world of wine blogging, which we don’t really have to get into in this post. I have missed all of you guys while I was away from it all, and I’ve been planning on resuming my blogging for a while now. There have been a lot of changes in my life over the last several months, the most recent of which is prompting me to finally make my (hopefully) triumphant return to the scene.

As many of you know, I moved to Washington about a year ago to pursue a career in the wine business. While I have had a lot of opportunities to get more involved in the wine world since moving here, the chance to really get into the wine business has eluded me for the most part. I am happy to announce that I have finally joined the ranks of those employed by the wine industry, and have accepted a position with Thomas O’Neil Cellars, a small local winery here in the Tri-Cities of Washington. I will be working as their main marketing guy, as well as having the opportunity to work on the production side of things a bit. It’s been a long time coming, but I am looking forward to having the opportunity to help some great people grow their young business.

Since arriving in Washington I have had the opportunity to meet some great people who are involved in the industry, and Tom and Tricia O’Neil are two of the nicest people that I have ever met. They are passionate about wine and have really built something great at their tasting room. They have created a wonderful place for people to enjoy some wonderful wines, jam out to live music, and just generally enjoy everything that Washington’s wine country has to offer. I am very excited about the opportunity to join their team, and I thought that this blog would be a good place for me to¬†chronicle my entry into the wine world. I will definitely be telling you more about the winery itself in future posts, but I don’t plan to use this blog as a marketing wing of the winery. Vinotology has always been about me sharing my love of wine, and I want it to continue to tell the story of my wine journey.

I feel like this new chapter in my life will add something very personal to the blog. I want to share the story of people who are working in the wine business, from the perspective of a newcomer to the industry. I hope that you enjoy following my new adventure in the coming months, and I thank you all for the support that you have given me since I started the blog originally. I look forward to sharing this new phase of my life with you.

If there is anything that you have always wanted to know about the inner workings of a winery, send me an email at ben@vinotology.com and I will see if I can dig into your questions and get a post up about it.

Cheers!

Ben