In the first post on this blog, I mentioned my friend and fellow blogger, Melody Reifel Werner. Unfortunately, the link I posted was incorrect. It should be tomandmelodywine.com. This is a charming site where Melody and her husband, Tom, diary their wine selections and offer easy to understand information about down-to-earth, affordable varieties of wine. They include information about wine from all over the world, including our fine Michigan wines. When Tom and Melody sip their wine, they know that “…the nose is of black currants and black cherries…the tannins are powerful and the finish is lingering and satisfying.” Since I learned almost everything I know about wine from the movie Sideways, I am aware wine tasting is an educated art that combines experience, knowledge and the cultured use of the senses of sight, smell and taste. Apparently my senses are not highly developed. When I have a glass of wine, I know that I either like it or I don’t like it. Nothing more. That’s why I need the information on Tom and Melody’s blog. As always, I get by with a little help from my friends!