The scars of a sweet paradise #MWWC34

The scars of a sweet paradise, a story by Ela Wine Lady, an entry for a Monthly Wine Writing Challenge #MWWC34

[This is an entry for this month’s Wine Writing Challenge #MWWC34]   With love and respect to those who try to forget.   Michelle was not, what you would call, a wine lover. She was neither a wine person, nor any other alcohol lover at all. She was a very sober 40-something woman, unsuccessfully trying to write her seventh novel. It was supposed to be another bestseller, yet since over a year Michelle hasn’t written even one […]

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Fete Le Vin with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Libourne

Arnold Schwarzenegger Libourne Fete Le Vin with Wine Lady

Life is full of surprises, whether you believe in it or not. Mostly, they come to us when we don’t expect them, yet often times it’s the moment when we need them the most. Thinking I could ever see my idol and my biggest inspiration, Arnold Schwarzenegger in Libourne, sounds a lot too crazy. On the other hand… C’est la vie! And la vie is beautiful. And la vie is full of surprises. This crazy little thing […]

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My outcomes for 2017

Outcomes and goals for 2017 by Wine Lady

I do not write a list of New Year’s Resolutions each year on January. I set up my goals during the year, I review them every few months and modify if needed. After achieving one outcome, I celebrate for a while and set up a new one. In the meantime, I celebrate little successes such as daily tasks that bring me closer to my goals and outcomes. As I committed a post about goal setting lately (you […]

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Machine harvest 2016 – Saint Colombe, Bordeaux

Machine Harvest 2016 experience by Wine Lady

TODAY has started very early, as about 4 o’clock in the morning M. woke me up saying (shouting, to be exact) that he is dying. He couldn’t feel his foot; he couldn’t move it, he could barely walk! So since the very early morning I was up and ready to not-my-work, as during the harvest there are no weekends off, so M. works both Saturdays and Sundays. Being his ‘personal taxi driver’ meant I had to work […]

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10 most beautiful wine moments in life

10 most beautiful moments in life of wine lovers - a wonderful sharing by Wine Lady

My 10 most beautiful wine moments are mostly my ‘first times’ with wine. When I started my adventure with wine I was pure and innocent, such as empty pages of the book that are ready to be filled in with words that tell a story. Over the years I’ve been writing down in this ‘book’ my new experiences, wine knowledge, dreams and memories. They form my wine story. They are the fondation of my wine passion. They […]

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One day in Bordeaux… the travel that changed my life

one day, my first day, in Bordeaux - the trip to France that changed my life forever - Wine Lady shares her story

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away, there was a beautiful princess. She had a beautiful big house surrounded by beautiful landscapes. She didn’t have to work, she didn’t have to worry about anything, and she was never sad or angry. She was eating only natural food, always beautifully served. She could spend her days in the massive garden, lying down on the beautifully green grass, talking to animals and flowers and enjoying the […]

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My year in the vineyard

Why Lady shares her experience from spendig a year in the vineyards, working with vines and learning about vineyard management in Bordeaux

Since I’ve started to work in the wine industry I’ve been not very happy with people telling me about how to make wine and grow vines, because I knew they had no experience in the vineyards and/or winery at all; some people think they can read hundreds of books and they feel like they know everything. But it doesn’t work that way. I’ve been reading books about wine for years, not only nice-to-read books but also those […]

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Seppeltsfield Old Para Vintage Port 1984

What an incredible feeling! You can enter the Australian world of ancient wine, taste ‘your own’ vintage and even buy a 100ml bottle with a very VERY old wine. Ok, maybe not THAT old as my wine was only 31, let’s have a closer look at Seppeltsfield Old Para Vintage Port 1984. It’s not cheap, but definitely worth its price. You just need to remember that you don’t pay for the wine, you pay for the emotions […]

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A year has passed and the sun still shines in Bordeaux

Summer. 2014. June. July. August. September. October. November. December. 2015. January. February. March. April. May. June. Summer. Weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds. Each of them consist of pieces of summer. The butterflies in the stomach are lively and hundreds of suns warm the heart. Continuously. But let’s start from the beginning. Exactly one year ago, on 26th of June, I got home. My new home.It was 11:06 pm. My neighbour and his son accompanied me in […]

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The Hurricane – from the prison to the most amazing wine I’ve ever tasted

The Hurricane has a very special meaning as it is a quite personal story for me about four men, one wine, one song and a movie. I was about to write this post 50 or even more times till now. It took me more than one year to make sure I want to share this quite personal relationship ‘me-Hurricane’ with others. And today is the day. The day of a Hurricane. THE FOUR MEN THAT ROCKED MY […]

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The multi-layer feeling. Champagne Taittinger. My story.

A fondness to champagne came to me relatively late comparing to the love for other wines. I cannot say whether I could not appreciate them at the time or I didn’t feel like I want to appreciate them at all. But then something had happened to me and I realized how many beautiful moments I experienced with champagne and since then the category of champagne has become a part of my life. Enjoy my story of Champagne […]

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Thanksgiving – 13 reasons to be thankful for

I have been sitting on the couch, watching tongues of fire in the fireplace, enjoying the moment and thinking about things I am thankful for when I realized that today is the day when people in the United States celebrate the Thanksgiving. Therefore I think I hit the jackpot with my thoughts. Do you feel it sometimes? That the time stops and you can simply appreciate what is around you? Do you appreciate what you have? I […]

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Welcome to

Dear Wine Lover, Welcome to my new website! is a continuation of my blog Wine Lady (, where I had been publishing articles about wine, tasting notes, books’ and films’ reviews and other content related to wine. I had been running the blog on blogspot from 2011 till 2014. At the beginning it was only my private diary, as I was ‘tabula rasa’ to wine – I knew nothing about wine apart from that wine exists. […]

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