Diary of a mad wine blogger

Darlings, Señorita Vino is fried. Some of you may  know that in addition to being a wine blogger, my day job comprises freelance writing about food and wine,  and a gig as managing editor of a local magazine that’s not about wine.

The past 48 hours have been a whirlwind of deadlines and wine tasting. Consider the following a glimpse into my diary, a feel for what it’s like to walk in my stilettos  for two days.


Wednesday, June 25.

7 a.m. – Checking email and deleting a ton of pitches from PR people trying to get me to write about stuff not related to wine, like yarn.

8:30 a.m. – My final personal training session. After this, it’s up to me to drag myself to the gym three times a week and force myself into torture-chamber-like devices and pull heavy weights while trying not to look fat.

11 a.m. – Mapquest be DAMNED! Hopelessly lost and late to an interview with An Iconic Artist for an article I’m writing. Nervous as hell–this is my first-ever interview with Someone of Cultural Importance Who Used To Hang Out With The Great Rock Bands of The 1970s.

11:10 a.m. – Just hiked up Iconic Artist’s steep driveway. In heels. Trying to control heart palpitations and hoping the perspiration dries off in the gentle morning breeze.

11:12 a.m. – Wow. Iconic Artist is down-to-earth and really nice! And he likes cats!

1 p.m. – Driving  Iconic Artist to view his new studio. He’s not wearing a seatbelt. Wonder if he’ll get annoyed if I tell him to put it on. Better not risk it.

2:30 p.m.  Driving home with signed copy of Iconic Artist’s book in my backseat.

5 p.m. – Setting up for a Tweetchat about wine. I’ll be attending Wine Bloggers Conference 2014 next month in Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara Vintners has sent me five lovely wines (stay tuned for a future post) from local winemakers.

6 p.m. – On the laptop and iPhone, with five wine bottles on my desk and five glasses of wine, tasting, tweeting, Instagramming, and trying not to spill wine all over myself while attempting to sound  clever in 140 characters or fewer.


7 p.m. Dinner with Señor Jim. Lucky to be married to someone who puts up with wine bottles all over the house.

11 p.m. Reading an academic book sent to me for review. Barely make it past page 2.

2 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. Insomnia-palooza.

Thursday, June 26.

9 a.m. Watching the U.S. – Germany World Cup match–on the elliptical machine at the gym.

11:30 a.m. Germany won. In my kitchen feeling kinda woozy and eating everything in sight.

2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  – Rewriting three articles submitted four days late by a freelancer.

7 p.m. A glass of wine and dinner with Señor Jim. Stressed about three articles I have due on Friday that I couldn’t write today because of aforementioned late articles.

10:30 p.m. – Out like a light.

Friday, June 27.

9:30 a.m. ¡MIERDA! I didn’t write a blog post this week!

11 a.m. Writing blog post.

11:30 a.m. YAY! Just found out I passed the WSET Level 3 exam!

12:06: SHOOT! Just remembered I have three articles due today. Wait – isn’t there a World Cup match going on?

2 thoughts on “Diary of a mad wine blogger

  1. Oh my….I feel for you! But more importantly CONGRATULATIONS on WSET level tres!

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