Experimentation is the norm…. and with many successes, and a considerable amount of fails, the actions of the hunt, are always enjoyable.
Inhale… sip… taste.
Inhale… sip… taste… it is my dance routine with wine.
A dance, that depending upon the wine, varies. It can be as varied as an electric and fast-paced hip-hop… or, a sultry and seductive tango. Through these assorted dances, my palate grows, matures and ripens for more.
It has to be obvious…
If not, let me be the first to declare that I am definitely attracted to process of discovering a great bottle of wine. Haha… a love affair has blossomed, eh?!
With all of my experimenting, the names of wines that I want to remember and experience again, continues to increase. Too many to commit to memory. Thank goodness for social media and smart phones, for this is how I have been capturing them… via images… one bottle at a time.
And after a recent scroll through my Instagram account, it appears that I am writing… or should I say documenting, my flavorful love story!
This past weekend, a friend told me that while looking for a wine to bring over to my house, she scrolled through my @kbrstyles Intsagram feed to ensure that she picked a “good one”… one that was sure to please my observant palate.
Her words quickly brought to mind others who have similar sentiments.
Wine posts have sparked people to reach out to me to either say that they used my Instagram feed or Facebook page in the same manner, or to offer a me recommendations based on a wine that was posted. With social media, the broad and swift reach of a mere picture simply amazes me! Even with texting… I can’t even begin to tell you about the amount of texted pics that pour in (and the ones that I send out) –all with the understanding that this is a must; seek and try!
All of THAT, got me to thinking…
Instead of having to scroll through 1689 (and adding more daily) pictures of an Instagram feed… why not just make it a lil’ easier. This flavorful love story just became so much easier to read… that’s right…I’ve got me a hashtag baby! (Suddenly, the hilarious skits with Jimmy Fallon now come to mind…)
Introducing my very own, personalized, nod to my flavorful love story hashtag: #kbrsips — BAM!
Hashtags… what in the hell took me so long??
Actually, it should have been a no-brainer… especially since with my own social media endeavors, I use them all of the time! Hashtags are the new and improved way to bookmark your topic and make to so much easier to find… right? All together now… “Duh!”
Hump… so now what? I’ve got this snazzy hashtag… and what’s next?
For starters, my pictorial wine journal is now only a click away — quick reference — newly organized and always accessible via my smart phone. Kinda like an uber personalized wine app, eh? If you love wine as I do… then certainly you are sending congratulatory kudos my way!
Next, perhaps you too will be checking in on #kbrsips and finding a new discovery… a gem to add to your personal collection… and commenting with your favorites. Remember… I am always on the prowl.
Why check out #kbrsips?
Well… truth be told, it is because I am not a renowned wine sommelier… I’m real, everyday people… just trying to find something sensational to appease my curious palate. I speak about wine in layman’s terms and love, love, LOVE when others are able to enjoy one of my findings.
Pssst… and I crave the recommendations that come my way.
Yep, it is…
Simple. As. That.
With all of the years that I have been experimenting, I’m absolutely stimulated knowing that there is so much more wine to conquer. Bottle by bottle I am documenting this journey. And need I say… the aspiring photographer in me is encouraged… for with each wine picture post, I’m showing improvement!
Hmmmm… now that I think about it further… who knows…
When my children are of age to partake in a fabulous glass of wine, they too might even research #kbrsips for their pick!
Haha! And THAT would be f#*@ing awesome!