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Feb 27, 2013

Just posted another wine video! You can find it under 'The Diary' tab. Wine videos will be posted bi-weekly every second Wine Wednesday! This weeks video is about Giant Pink Balloons & Urban Uco's 2011 Malbec Tempranillo. I'm sure you're wondering what the 'giant pink balloons' is all about...but you'll just have to watch the video to find out!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the videos!

x.h

Jan 15, 2013

Happy New Year!

Today I just uploaded my latest vlog. It's really the launch of Wine With Me 2.0. This vlog is evolving to more than just wine. It's moving towards telling the stories behind the label, as well as telling the story of me at the same time. I realized that I have not be living up to the 'diary' aspect of this and its about time that I do. So that's what you're going to get now moving foward.

My intention for Wine With Me is to inspire, evoke, and ignite others to believeing in themselves, believe in what they are passionate about and to seek a life that has greater purpose, love, joy and hope through following their passion and by being the best person they can be.

As cheesy as it sounds, I have a genuine desire to make this world a better place and I intend to do this one vlog at a time!

So thank you for being on this journey with me and I hope you enjoy my vlogs!

x.h

October 2, 2012

Well fall is here and I'm feeling the desire to drink more red wine than white right now. I find red wine cozy and comforting on a beautiful fall day! I've got a couple of new bottles sitting at home waiting to be enjoyed that I will most definitely share with all of you!

I wanted to mention that as this is an ever evolving wine journey I'm on and sharing with you. I am really drawn towards sharing the stories behind the label - history of the wineries, families that started/run the wineries or any other interesting stories that make each bottle of wine unique. This will slowly be integrated into my wine videos as I continue along and discover stories to share. If any of you know of any wines/wineries that have great, interesting and even inspiring stories, please let me know! As I would love to vlog about it and share!

I wish everyone a joyful change in season as we embrace fall and may you enjoy some wonderful and delicious wine to make that transition for you with more ease ;-)

xx.h

p.s. Please like my Facebook page if you haven't yet! Just click on the Facebook Icon up and over on the right side of this page and hit 'like' when you get there. Thank you! :-)

July 1, 2012

Happy Canada Day everyone! I hope everyone is well. It's been awhile since I've done a random note. There is a lot going on these days and lots of exciting things coming up! So stay tuned of course! One thing that I've decided I'm going to do is to start another vlog channel, this will have more of the random wine videos that are silly and usually when I'm out and about. Or perhaps they will just be my 'two cents' on a topic and have nothing to do with wine. It's just going to be random and have wine stuf and whatever else I feel like posting. But above all, I hope it's enternatining for you. The new vlog YouTube channel is WineWithMeCaVlog. There are no videos yet, but soon!

Yes, I have more exciting stuff than just THAT but it's in the early stages, so I'll fill you in more when the time is right.

I've also updated my "About" section...so if you're interested in learning more about me - check it out!

I hope you're all well and thanks for stopping by! 

xx.h 

April 8, 2012

Happy Easter! I just posted my latest vlog! Go check it out in my 'Diary'! I've also decided to reinsate my wine rating system... here it is:

  1. Forgettable - Shitty wine, I don't want to remember drinking this other than the fact that I want to remember so I don't buy the bottle again.
  2. Memorable - Decent wine! I want to remember so I will buy this wine again and recommend it to other wine lovers! This wine is most likely tasty and really great value for your money.
  3. Unforgettable - OMG this wine is the shit!!! (But that is obviously meant differently that the 'shitty wine' rating of forgettable) I love this wine and you must buy this wine because it's absolutely delicious and I want more!!! Go out and buy this wine immediately!

I have decided to just do 3 simple categories for my wine rating because I think most people just want to know if it's good or not. Personally, my palette is not refined enough to know the difference between a 92 pt wine or a 89 pt wine (hopefully one day it will be though!). So, I just wanted to keep it simple. When I do the reviews, I will take into consideration the cost of the wine as well. Because if it's really super awesome tasting wine and at a great affordable price, that would get more koodos than a fantistic wine that is also going to break the bank. I'm sure when I do my vlogs, I'll babble on about why I'm giving it the rating that I'm giving it...so I won't go into great detail here (or did I already) but I think you get the drift. Ok, just watch my reivews and you'll see how it works :-) 

Hope you're enjoying my wine diary thus far! Stay tuned for more vlogs to come! 

xx.h

Feb 27, 2012

Wow, it's been almost a month since I've done a "random note"! Oops! I guess life has been busy! I'm feeling really thankful for all the wonderful things and people in my life. I'm also thankful and extremely grateful for YOU if you're reading this now! Everyone's support has been amazing and I'm loving this "Video Wine Diary" thing I'm doing! I'm going to start a Charity Water campaign soon. I just need to set it up. I know it's not financing an orpahage just yet, but it's a step in the right direction. So stay tuned for that as well and please donate when it's up. Also, stay tuned for the video reviews that Cubby and I scored at Preston's (Super Awesome restaurant here in Vancouver) which will be posted soon.

I hope you are all awesome and fabulous and taking a moment to think of all you're thankful for as well :-)

Love to you all!

xx.h

Jan 29, 2012

Second review of the year is up! And as I was editing it I realized the whole time I kept saying the wine was a Pinot Grigio...when in fact it is a Pinot Gris. Yes, it's the same grape varital but Pinot Grigio's come from Italy and this one is from BC...oops! Anyways, I hope you enjoy the review as the wine was fantastic and I suggest you go try it (quickly before it sells out!).

xx.h

Jan 22, 2012

Yayyyy my first reivew for 2012 is finally posted in The Diary! I hope you enjoy it and stay tuned for more!!!!

:-)

xx.h

Jan 18, 2012

Ok, I've got 90% of my voice back! My first wine review of 2012 will be up soon!!! Thanks for being patience with me and sorry for being MIA! I hope everyone is staying healthy and avoiding the flu I had because it was BRUTAL!

Hope everyone is having a great Wine Wednesday and come back in the next few days for the new video!

xx.h

Jan 6, 2012

Happy New Year everyone! I'm on day 10 of being sick with the flu...so needless to say, there will be no wine review this week. I can't wait to get better and do another review! I'm currently drinking Welch's white grape juice out of my wine glass right now...it's not quite the same. Delicious, but not quite the same. 

I've been doing some thinking and I think I'm going to scrap my rating system I mentioned below. I don't want to 'insult' anyone if I rate their wine as forgettable so I when I come up with a better rating system I'll let you know!

As soon as I'm better, I'll post another review! Until then, I hope all of you are staying healthy and I wish you and your family all the best for 2012! Let's make this the most amazing year yet! 

xx.h

Dec 19, 2011

I have come up with my own rating system that I'm going to start implementing in my reviews. I'm keeping it simple because wine is already complicated enough and who wants to think more then they already have to?! I know I don't, so with that said, my rating system is as follows: 

  1. Forgettable - Shitty wine, I don't want to remember drinking this other than the fact that I want to remember so I don't buy the bottle again.
  2. Memorable - Decent wine! I want to remember so I will buy this wine again and recommend it to other wine lovers! This wine is most likely tasty and really great value for your money.
  3. Unforgettable - OMG this wine is the shit!!! (But that is obviously meant differently that the 'shitty wine' rating of forgettable) I love this wine and you must buy this wine because it's absolutely delicious and I want more!!! Go out and buy this wine immediately!

Just trying my best to keep things real! And really, what is the difference between a 89 point wine and an 86 point wine...? Not a heck of a lot! Just tell me if I should buy the bottle!!!! So I think with my 3 scale rating system the confusion out the window! I mean really, we all just want to know if the wine is good or not and if you should try it or not. So hopefully you will like my rating system. Yup - this is me changing the wine world....one rating at a time :-) 

Ok, happy holidays everyone! Hope you're well and check out my new vlog I've posted (well, it's uploading right now, so if you don't see it just yet...it will be there soon!)

xx.h

Dec 9, 2011

My first solo wine review is up! I just did it after work today and posted it for all to view! Hope you enjoy it and I hope you still find it entertaining even when I'm all by myself! 

Hope everyone has a fantastic wine weekend!!

xx.h

Nov 30, 2011

Ok, this week has been amazing and it's only Wednesday! There is some major exciting stuff coming down the pipeline and I'm so pumped! I don't want to jinx anything so just know some big stuff is going to happen and I've only had my site up for 2.5 weeks! Can't wait to share the news! Hopefully I will be able to soon!

xx.h

Nov 28, 2011

Wow, just had an amazing night of Champagne tasting! I'm sorry I didn't get to video review this night...but I wrote up a blog anyway. So check it out in "The Diary" if you're interested in Champagne!! I will post a new video review this week!

I also wanted to say thanks for all the support. My site has been up for 2 weeks now. Already I've had over 550 video views and over 50 YouTube subscribers! Loving the support and positive feedback I've received! Some great stuff is coming down the pipeline! I can feel it! 

xx.h

Nov 27, 2011

Ok, so I posted it...the Blooper video of Cubby and I goofing off. Go to "The Diary" to check it out! Hopefully I won't regret posting this later! And I hope you enjoy it! If you don't, come back soon as I'll be posting my next real wine review soon! 

p.s I'm going to a Champagne tasting tomorrow night and I will try to take some video from it...but I'm not sure if I will be able to. So I may just have to do a boring written blog about it instead. We shall see...

xx.h

Nov 23, 2011

Woo hoo! I've had 391 views of my videos since the first was posted at the beginning of last week! Thanks everyone for checking them out! It's been fun!

I've been making really awesome contacts via twitter and just meeting people. This journey has been a blast so far and I can't wait to pick and review my next wine for this weekend....hummm what will it be?!

Suggestions????

xx.h

Nov 20, 2011

Just posted my 2nd review in "The Diary"! My brother was in town for the weekend visiting, so he's in my video with me! I forgot to introduce him at first so if you're wondering...that's who it is! LOL...

I reviewed an AMAZING Shiraz from the Barossa Valley! Check it out and I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! Thanks so much for checking out my site and for all the support so far!

xx.h 

Nov 17, 2011

So my first videos have been up for a few days now! Thanks everyone for checking them out! More will be coming each week so please keep coming back and checking out THE DIARY!!

I'm not really sure what I'm doing with this home page but this site will evolve and grow as I do. So, I guess I'll just post little messages  here for now.

Oh, one of my goals...find the perfect wine pairing with one of my greatest loves...POUTINE!!! Oh yah that's right!

Hope you're all having a fabulous day and drinking wonderful wine!

x.h

p.s. While you're here please like my Facebook page and follow me on twitter!!! It took me about 7h to figure out how to put those little links on the right side of my page - so please show your love and click, follow and like!! :-)  thanks :-)