Thank you, Melanie!
Melanie, I've so enjoyed your recent postings on the Rhone, Pinot Noir and Bordeaux. How lucky for all of us to have access to your fantastic breadth of knowledge and discriminating palate! Although I've had to pull back somewhat from my involvement in wine in the past couple years, you're putting me back in the mood. Thank you!
Gosh, Leslie, how sweet of you! But the thanks go to all the chowhounds out there who are disciples for deliciousness of every form and make this site such a great place. I came here for the food and some dining chat. I'm happy to talk about topics vinous too since for me wine IS food and belongs on the dinner table.
I am curious about what you've been drinking in your non-winecentric mode. One of my friends is in that phase now and pretty much limits himself to Zinfandel and Cotes du Rhone, the fun wines.