It’s an amazing thing to have developed a following for these Juicy Tales, all behind the scenes in my wine country travels as a publicist and wine grape advocacy executive director for PS I Love You.

As we head into the season of Thanksgiving, I’m thinking about you, the reader of this blog. I’m grateful for your following, and it just occurred to me that I could do something about that.

I’m instituting my “First Annual Reader Appreciation Day.” It will fall on the second Monday of each November, so that whatever is the benefit that I give back to you will be something that you can also share for Thanksgiving, if you’d like to do that. Your call…

For the First Annual, I have a pair of PS I Love You ~ Masters of Petite Sirah glasses that are a collectors’ set. There were only 200 of these purchased from Riedel, from the Syrah Vinum series. The retail value of this pair of glasses, because they were also etched by California Etching with the Masters logo, is $70 + shipping.

I’ll very carefully package these glasses and have them shipped directly to you, but you must be within the United States and 21 years of age, please. Shipping abroad is too risky, as they’re quite fragile.

How to play?

Just place your name in the comment box at the end of this posting of First Annual Reader Appreciation Day.

I’ll give all of you five business days to post your name (Monday through Friday of this week), and you can do this once a day for these five days, increasing your chances to win.

At the end of five days, I’ll use’s Integer Generator, having given each submission a number as the names are generated in the comment box.

The glasses are gorgeous, and this coming Thanksgiving you will be able to  enjoy them as you toast your own thankfulness for having won them.

The contest begins now…