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Do you remember the cheesy great dance music of the late 80s-early 90s?  Are thoughts of Stevie B, Technotronic and Will to Power entering into your brain yet?  Well, unfortunately for me – it’s something that my wife will never allow me to ever forget!  You see, the two of us grew up in a time when Z. Cavaricci, big hair and Madonna were all the rage; and all of the cool kids in school were wearing their 2 for $45 Merry-Go-Round IOU sweatshirts with matching IOU jeans, while scoring wine coolers from somebody’s older sibling.  Although our tastes in clothing and hair have changed and our my musical tastes have made an exit from the club, we haven’t stopped laughing or enjoying life together after all these years.  I almost forgot to add:  we’ve moved on from wine coolers.


Not to get all 80s on you, but It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right! for this website to operate smoothly.  In this case, it’s my wife and me…probably more so her.

To make things look good and function properly on, I give all the credit to my wife, Kristi.  I’ll be honest folks, I have no clue how all this technical design, plug-ins and widgets stuff works.  So if you like what you see, have a question about the site, or wanna hire her to design your website – you’ll have to take it up with her:  kristi(at)winelife365(dot)com.  By the way – although she’s not one for the writing aspect of this site, she drinks and eats everything that I do…and she certainly adds her 2 cents!  :)

As for me, my responsibilities here are to try lots of wine (good, bad, and everything in-between), to get all the wine smarts that one person can possibly absorb, and to try my best to string together a few coherent thoughts.  I’m also trying to figure out all the nifty settings on the fancy camera that one of my kind sponsors provided so I can take some really terrific pictures without heisting someone else’s work or using tons of bad stock photos.  Oh…I’m also expected to do all the cooking and wine stuff in our house because I’m “the wine guy,” as my wife says.  Over the years, I’ve really learned how to get the most out of the ingredients lying around in our cabinets, pantry, fridge and freezer; hence, the beginning of Poor Man’s Chef.

One last thing about me: since beginning this website, I’ve built up quite a thick layer of muscle around my gut.  This allows me to withstand very intense blows when my editor (aka my wife) or anyone else decides to take a shot because they don’t like or agree with what I’ve written.  So with that said, although I enjoy and prefer complimentary feedback, I can handle your constructive criticism as well.  J Don’t be too mean though, or you might have to contend with my wife.

Enough about us already, what about you? 

If you’re here, then you must be a wine lover!  So why not share some of your own wine adventures with all of us, why don’t cha? 

If you’re a company that wants all of us wine lovers to take notice of you, then advertise here so everyone can see you!

As I mentioned, it’s been years since we last saw our old pals Bartles & Jaymes.   Now that we’re all grown-up, married with children, and buried with daily life stuff, a great bottle of wine sure hits the spot at the end of a long and chaotic day.  If you’re interested, we’re always happy to try and offer up our opinion (rating system) on any wine or wine-related product. I can’t guarantee a glowing review or tell you precisely when I’ll share our experience with your product(s), but what I can tell you is that I’m not a poison pen who enjoys pumping venomous criticism towards something that has brought my wife and I so much pleasure.  We’re not much on the drama, I guess you can say.

If you’d like to get in touch with me regarding samples, hit me up!  mark(at)winelife365(dot)com

Thanks for visiting and “Cheers” to living the Wine Life, 365!

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