Life as a Cover Girl

OH MY GOD.  It finally happened.  After years upon years of hoping, wishing and praying, we have finally made the cover of the glossy mega powerful wine magazine, Wine Spectator. This is just too good to be true. It's beyond cool. Past incredible. Close to nirvana. And frankly, it could be life changing.  

Here is an excerpt from their April 1 issue:

“After years of reporting on what's new in the world of wine, we've amassed a comprehensive list of tried and true wineries that are a “must have” for today's troubled times. These are brands with familiar names and iconic reputations that have consistently produced wines that surpass the customer's expectations. In some cases they are privately owned, and in some cases they are corporate entities.  For this first ever search, our editors limited their criteria to three primary objectives: overall quality, value and consistency or longevity in the marketplace. Knowing that just about anyone can make a stellar wine once or twice, we looked for companies who have been making remarkable wines for at least ten years. We then staged a massive tasting to rank over 500 different wines. One brand has emerged as this year's Must Have Brand for 2009. Read on for a complete list of contenders in this first ever report.”

April Fools!!!

Hey, it doesn't hurt to dream, does it?

| | Comments (14)


VSC_Girl Author Profile Page said:
April 1, 2009 10:09 AM

Thats great! I almost believed it. You fooled me. HaHa!

kimcollins12 Author Profile Page said:
April 1, 2009 10:11 AM

Nice one Kim! You got me so excited......

russell said:
April 1, 2009 10:11 AM


Had me all the way through too.

Frank McCormick Author Profile Page said:
April 1, 2009 10:12 AM

I heard cheers in the tasting room.....and then someone pointed to the calendar! Note to self: READ THE ENTIRE BLOG! :-)

Fabe Author Profile Page said:
April 1, 2009 10:46 AM

Great April Fools Day gag. I believed the entire piece. Maybe someday for real.

Mike McCracken Author Profile Page said:
April 1, 2009 12:56 PM

From my experience with your wines over many years, I see it as the Wine Spectator finally coming to their senses.

Read the article on April 2 and every day thereafter for 364 days!

William Bloxsom-Carter said:
April 1, 2009 4:03 PM

Hey Kim,
Okay . . . you got me! And with a BIG SMILE Hah.
All the best,

Kim (aka Wilma) Author Profile Page said:
April 1, 2009 9:06 PM

Looks like my silly little prank pulled a few legs out there--I even had my hubby in near hyper-ventilation mode!!

Thanks everyone for sharing in some good old fashioned April Fools fun.

Stu said:
April 1, 2009 10:11 PM

Well... it's what the Spectator SHOULD do!!

J&K Author Profile Page said:
April 2, 2009 3:07 PM

This was great! You had me going until the part that said "April Fools"! You never know this could be a premonition.... :)

Kim (aka Wilma) Author Profile Page said:
April 2, 2009 8:55 PM

I like that...a premonition. Wouldn't that be something?!

Come to think of it, the last time we were on the cover of Wine Spectator I think it was something like 1985. They were doing a story on California Chardonnays and ours was included. I'd say we're due again!!

Tim McD Author Profile Page said:
April 7, 2009 12:37 PM

Kim, one of the funniest and coolest things I have seen in a long time. Very Nicely done, and Don got his breathing back to normal I presume?
DCV is a must have and it doesn't need to be April 1st to pull a cork. Cheers till nextime!

Kim (aka Wilma) Author Profile Page said:
April 7, 2009 10:26 PM

Thanks Tim. I appreciate the kind words. Besides, I figure we all need a good laugh these days!

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