Later, Wine-Tasting Egos!

After a day off, we are back. September first! Where has the year gone?

I help but feel a little nostalgic about this time of year: the weather starts to turn a little nasty, the grapes start to reach full maturity, and every waking moment is wine. It is a very exciting time for a new company. So much potential. So many possibilities. The key is taking life day by day and not getting lost in what we have to do, rather live in the moment, in our triumphs, our failures, and really experience starting MSix Wines. Days like today only happen once.

Enough mushy stuff for a Thursday! Fantastic article regarding wine-tasting egos was posted yesterday. A MUST read. An excerpt:

So please, peeps, spare the world any of your wine-tasting egos. In fact, banish the damn wine-tasting ego totally, and free up some time and energy for sharing your wine experiences and helping others get more involved in loving wine – there’s more of a spiritual pay-off, it’s more fun, and will fill up your soul with more joy than waxing philosophic about your own tasting abilities ever could.

I could not have put it better myself. I tell you, it is refreshing to know that I am not the only one with this opinion.

We are in the final FINAL stages of wrapping up the layout and details for our charity event. We are just waiting for a couple forms to be filled out and finalize before we can announce our event. I have had the opportunity to share my idea with a couple close friends and have been pleasantly surprised with their overwhelming excitement.

More tomorrow! I am really excited for this week’s food and wine pairing!


Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
Saint Augustine

Wine To Water: You Don’t Have To Be Jesus To Create A Miracle.

Happy Friday Eve everyone! We want to thank everyone who helped us have such a great success on our Facebook and Twitter launch. Please spread the word to enter to win a bottle of our inaugural 2011 Pinot Noir! Heck, we will even sign it and all that fun stuff! #savefamoussignatures.

One aspect of the wine business I believe is often lacking is participation in charities. The wine industry is a multi-billion dollar business worldwide, there is no excuse to not be involved more in charities. A benefit of being a new business is we can create relationships with certain organizations from day one. Enter, Wine To Water. An excerpt from their website:

Wine To Water is a 501(c)(3) non-profit aid organization focused on providing clean water to needy people around the world. Nearly 1 billion people in the world today lack access to adequate water and 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. We are devoted to fighting this epidemic. Wine symbolizes fortune in our society. Our goal is to give the fortunate population an opportunity to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves.

Coming from an amazing country such as the United States of America, we are handed certain privileges often take for granted; clean water being one of them. As a kid, I pledged to share my good fortune with those who didn’t get the breaks in life I did. We, as humans, are so powerful and have so much to give. The partners at MSix Wines know the importance of picking up those around us who are down. We are all in this together.

While we do not have a tangible product to donate as of right now, we have begun the process to work out some way to help this awesome organization. Please stay tuned for further developments! We are excited to be able to help!


I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
Helen Keller