Welcome to Kindred Spirits! When Carol asked me to do a column on our website, I was a bit apprehensive at first but after several years now, I’ve come to enjoy writing these vignettes about the wines, beers and spirits we’ve discovered along the way. But as you’ll see if you choose to explore this category, KS has also allowed me to share some other pleasant parts of our lives and though we don’t do restaurant reviews here, if a dining experience provides a memorable moment, I’ve allowed myself to expound a bit on that as well. I've also been able to use this space as a way to express myself about some of the important people in my life who are no longer with us. It's been very cathartic for me. But mostly our hope is that these features will inspire you to try a new libation and, ideally, a new dining spot at which to try it. In any case, enjoy the “good life” whenever you can...and have one for me!