Hello folks. I want to invite you all to ask questions and begin contributing to this new blog I’ve started. Truth is, it's not really my blog but yours, or at least that's the way I hope it turns out. I will be more than happy to try and answer any questions you have, but I also want you to share your own experiences, observations, and knowledge with those who join us. This is not a forum for experts. It's a place for amateurs in the French sense of that word. An amateur is more than a dedicated hobbyist; he or she is a lover, often a passionate lover, of something dear to them. Here at Amateurs du Vin the interest, love, and passion we share is for wine. I also invite you to pass this blog address on to anyone you feel would like to join in. Those with questions or suggestions can either email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or else use the Comment feature. This blog will only be as good as you all help me make it. So cheers: here’s to fun times ahead!