Lessons from Wine School

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Jul 30, 2017

June 10, 2017

Castello del Trebbio, Pontassieve, Italy.

I thought that I was going to tour a castle and buy some local Chianti. The lesson I learned will forever change how I travel.

“When you taste a wine, you taste it with all of your senses. You learn something from every sense and then put it all together for a full appreciation.”

From the different wines that we sipped…and later bought…to the surrounding beauty of the area bounty, I made a conscious decision to see, smell, hear, taste and touch to capture a full appreciation of every moment of the adventures that I am blessed to experience. This, we were taught, is how to appreciate fine wine.

This morning, sitting on the sun shielded porch of our villa in Borgo San Lorenzo area of Tuscany I am taking a moment to soak in every sense…

  • The fragrances of the full bloom roses outside our bedroom window…albeit not so good on my allergies!
  • The sound of the buzzing flies, the chirping birds and our daughter and her family playing tennis.
  • The aroma and bliss of freshly brewed European coffee.
  • Savory left over pizza for breakfast!
  • The pinch of pebbles on the path to watch the tennis match!
  • The calm in my soul knowing that trading a few hard days work as a reseller is a small price to pay for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Set your goals, save a bit from each profitable sale and begin the dream to travel to flea!