Well after over a year in a tasting room, I have decided to really try the real real deal. Working in the Cellar! I am a bit nervous, but excited more than anything. I have gotten a job at a little winery on Spring Mountain, working for a fairly well known winemaker and can’t wait to start. When I interviewed for the position, I put it out there that I know that this is pretty hard work and I know that a lot of winemakers just want a big strong guy who can lift heavy things. I am not one of those big strong guys, but I have lots of ambition and excitement about this and most of all the desire to learn. I think that that is maybe even more important! Also, I think that the fact that I acknowledged that got me some brownie points. I did make a point of saying, though, that I am not afraid of a little (or a lot!) hard work.
Girliest, though, is what I have been thinking about since I found out about the job. What should I wear? T-shirt and sweatshirt and jeans, right? I have been racking my brain to try to think of anything else. And What shoes should I wear? Tennies? I think so, at least to start. I know that my feet will be getting pretty wet, though and I have heard about these Australian boots that are supposed to be amazing, but if I show up with them on the first day will they think that I am a big poseur for having them already or will they just think that I am prepared? Will I be the dork showing up on the first day of school with the whitest shoes?