Archive for the Tag 'Calaveras County'

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A Howling Wolf in Murphys

Years ago, I worked for Ironstone Vineyards. The following story is one of my favorite memories, while working in the Sierra Mountain region. It all happened in Calaveras County. It was a two and a half year gig. I intuitively knew going into it that it would only last two years. It managed to squeak […]

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The Howling Wolf of Murphys

Slowly and surely it became louder, the energy coming ever closer… howling at the moon, screaming at the tar beneath the pads of its feet, digging in with its claws to get better traction, coming ever closer. I was frozen… just frozen

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Calaveras County ~ Do You Know What “Calaveras” Translates Into?

Working in the Sierra Foothills for Ironstone Vineyards, I learned pretty quickly about the Sierras and Calaveras County. DIGRESSION: Pre-Ironstone, I worked at Belvedere Winery. I was very fortunate to have Puerto Rico as a one of my sales territories. I worked with V. Suarez, as my wholesaler. They were one of the greatest distributors […]

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Calaveras County Cowboys Making Wine & Jumping Frogs

Have you ever wondered what “Calaveras” means, as in Calaveras County? Well, I did a few years ago, so I got to the bottom of it. It all started as I was traveling to Calaveras County to work. The company I was working for was in the tiny, throwback-in-time town of Murphys, which was made […]