Hi everyone, long time, no see. I've missed you all quite a bit.
I kind of dropped off the other forum, for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was, I didn't really get along with the new software. More importantly, though, I have been on the road a bit, traveling every few weeks to NY to help care for my Mom, who is terminally ill. Both my parents are 83, and they've had great lives, but it is very tough to watch. Needless to say, it's been difficult for my family, but rewarding as well. In addition to taking care of my mother, my father requires some tending to, though he wouldn't ever admit it. Trying to keep my work together, and at the same time do this important work, is time consuming, leaving little time for posting. I've posted a bit here and there on some other channels, but not much really. And I miss it, too.
Which gets me to my subject line. Citra Montepulciano di Abruzzo. It's all my dad will drink. We drink it out of water tumblers with our dinner, and at mid afternoon to chase the chill from our bones. It's not great wine, in fact, it's barely even good wine, but I'm growing to like it more and more. I've tried to turn him on to some of the good stuff, but he just doesn't like it - it's either too "strong" or too this or that. He loves his Citra, though. Over glasses we've discussed what will become of the family when Mom is gone, how fortunate we've been, old times, you name it. It goes down easy during those conversations, and I hardly notice the lack of concentration, or the rough edges or the clipped finish. Doesn't seem to matter, anyway. It's okay stuff, and I think I'll keep a few bottles around the house from now on, just for the heck of it.
I really like the looks of this software, and hope it works out. I'd certainly be inclined to hang out here, once I get my life back. I'm quite familiar with this format, as it is pretty widely used out there.
I look forward to talking about wine and food with you all once again.