Saturday, March 14, 2009


Wow, was the last time I posted anything way back on December 23??? Well hello again!

I am sorry, I must profusely apologize for my long absence. The truth, I am embarrassed to say, is that I uh, went broke. I showed up to the 2005 Bordeaux and Burgundy party too late and was unable to purchase any futures in this great vintage. I hate getting left out, though, so I came roaring back by buying futures in the 2006 and 2007 vintages, full speed ahead without regard to the cost.

Then the bottom fell out of our economy.

I was left with a bunch of worthless futures. And bills to pay and commitments to keep and, well, like I said I went broke.

With much chagrin I went hat-in-hand to the Obama administration and requested my fair share of bailout/stimulus money to get back on my feet again. I said I was sorry and I won't do it again. I will be good this time.

Lo and behold, a few days ago a check for $800,000 appeared in the mail! (You would think that they would send it certified or express mail, but oh, well) Since it was drawn on Citibank I rushed to cash it and now ol' Monkuwino is back in action! Thank you Washington!!!

So where, you may ask, are the wine reviews?

Be patient, my friends. First I have to get in the proper mood to begin writing again. That means assembling the proper tasting environment this time - not just sitting at my desk slurping down wine from paper cups like I used to do while I typed a bunch of nonsense on my keyboard; rather, I have ordered some classy digs in which to properly taste the fine wine I plan to tell you about in the near future. Glassware, furniture, wine cellars, preservation systems, cars in which to go to the store to buy these things - all of this is necessary in order for me to not have to go crawling back to ask for more money (although I am not leaving out that possibility).

Give me a few days and One Wine Per Week will be up and running again!


Anonymous said...

Welcome back!

Let me know if you need any help spending your stimulus money :)

Looking forward to your reviews. Here's to MonkuWino!

MonkuWino said...

Thanks, Jill! I hope all is well with you and the wine business! I just crawled out of the woodwork for a little while.. ; )

Anonymous said...

yay! MonkuWino is back!