It all started..
On Facebook; of all places. I always enjoyed eating out, but after several horrendous experiences I thought to myself: Why wasn’t I warned? I started posting photos, check-ins and general thoughts. After thinking to myself: ‘Sh*t, the last thing I want people to think is that I’m boasting’ I moved on to twitter, where it is more socially acceptable to post experiences without looking like a douche. Being involved on a daily basis in wine (I’m five days in retail and one day out on the road selling wine) it wasn’t long before my tweets began to gravitate around not only the food aspect, but what I was drinking at the time also.
However, it wasn’t until at a wine dinner when I was chatting to Jane Faulkner when she responded after a lengthy talk about some recent dining experiences “Why don’t you do this professionally?” I thought well maybe not to that extent, but I’d certainly like a place to air my thoughts out to a not-so-specific audience. Taking inspiration from my favourite blog in cyberspace DoBianchi where author Jeremy Parzen takes a similar approach, I set out to see just what it is people like to read.
Furthermore, I’m fortunate enough to get to travel off-shore a couple of times a year; and people are always asking both myself and brother AD where the best places are to eat, drink and sleep. So, what better way to collate all this information than in a blog, where you are not restricted to 140 characters.
So, with this commences mangiabeve. Enjoy the read.