Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

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Chance to win the dramatic and perhaps you’ll meet Jean-Charles Boisset

Is there anyone in wine more dramatic and loved than Jean Charles Boisset?

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Variety versus varietal – Oh, this is so perfect

Variety versus varietal…I think I finally understand it all. This might even be the last time I bring this one up, ever again. The meme below, in this blog post, will just say it all for me, from now on. The Big Picture I’m sick to death of wine writers who are constantly defending the […]

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Earth Day in Green Valley of Russian River Valley

Earth Day in Green Valley of Russian River Valley is near and dear to my heart. I’m a Summer of Love survivor and apostle. In Northern California, nobody does Earth Day better than our own Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards. She, too, is an apostle of treating Mother Earth with dignity and r-e-s-p-e-c-t. For […]

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Delicious Earth Day at Iron Horse Vineyards in Green Valley, April 27, 2014

Delicious Earth Day at Iron Horse Vineyards in Green Valley, April 27, 2014, is definitely on the list of “things to do.”

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Open letter to wine event volunteers ~ Everyone is a CO-STAR

So, dear Volunteers, imagine if we advocacy groups didn’t have you for our wine events. Simple math suggests that this advocacy group, for instance, would have to either close down, or find a volunteer to run the group.

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Your Winery Photo is Beautiful and Boring

Your Winery Photo is Beautiful and Boring…. But, it can be a whole lot more interesting. I’ve been helping American Winery Guide; as you may know, if you read my blog. Although my job is complete as it was initially set out, I’m still keeping up with their growth, which is quite fascinating, and independently […]

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Sitelines at Tres Sabores was splendor in the vines

Sitelines at Tres Sabores was a delicious midsummer night’s dream. Promoted by Julie Johnson and her husband Jon Engelskirger, this year’s event was their second annual (if indeed this is to be an annual event). If it is and you love the arts, you don’t want to miss it next year. I did overhear someone […]

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Playing around in wine country ~ ZinZig™

ZinZig™ arrived at my door step the other day; it’s the new wine drinking game from True Fabrications. This wine drinking game, unlike others that we’ve all played ~ like taking a sip of wine every time the word “Pecker” comes up in the movie “Pecker” ~ this game has a real educational function about […]

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It’s official: After putting on a major event, the following week I’m useless

I always like to think that I’m not going to be, but the reality has settled in this time. Day 1 ~ unpack the returning mess ~ while dealing with incoming emails Day 2 ~ accounting ~ while dealing with incoming emails Day 3 ~ taking inventory ~ while dealing with incoming emails Day 4 […]

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What’s Dark & Delicous and Why Is It Worth Your Time?

Organizing this wine and food event reminds me of the days when I was the Androscoggin Girl Scout Day Camp director. I chose to be a stay-at-home mother, after I put two columns on a piece of paper. One column was income, the other was expenses I’d have as a result of working outside of […]