Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

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Thoughts added to Rutherford Dust’s Panel Regarding Women in Wine

[PHOTO Purchased] Let me begin with a perfect example… This Says It All, Y’all Once upon a day Jo Diaz’s phone rang. She: “Hello, Diaz Communications.” He: “I’d like to speak with Joe Diaz.” She: “This is she.” Really pregnant pause……. (as we used to say in radio) I’m now thinking to myself, laughingly: He […]

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Wine Enthusiast’s Artful Focus is a Significant Pleasure

SETTING: Waltz, point counter point, having just been in the garden ~ including Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 39, No. 15 INSPIRATION: Wine Enthusiast Magazine query ~ “Introducing Wine Enthusiast’s First Ever Art & Wine Issue” SOUL: Art & Wine? Sure OPINION: Life graces us with sensual entertainment. We need only to indulge, just lose […]

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Appellation St. Helena (ASH) hosting its premiere annual wine and food pairing event

bASH St. Helena With so many options, I remember reading once, “I can enjoy food and wine everyday, with all of the offers out there.” I thought, “yup.” I also don’t usually advocate for events I haven’t attended (yet). This one, however, given the who, what, when, and where, I don’t have to attend to […]

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Thanksgiving Wines ~ What Our Immigrant Forefather Would Have Brought, If Only…

If you’re of Native American descent, your forefathers arrived first on the North American continent. Once the Bering Strait had waters receding, people migrated from both Asia and Northeastern Europe. Who were the first ancient settlers to arrive and cultivate California, for instance?  The Central Pomo people, who immigrated to California more than 8,000 years […]

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Brian Mitchell PhD ~ Paying Attention to Analyzing Gen Y

[Purchased photo credit: Olaf Speier] Let me begin by saying that the only formal study I’ve had with Gen Y, is raising three lovely daughters, observing them 24/7/365 at different levels of living, for however many years each one is old. Now, I observe each of them with her own family, and the children that […]

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My Story for Passion of Wine ~ Partie un

Traditional, Professional, and Family ~ I Am She TRADITIONAL: My maternal grandparents were Pierre Bernier and Abbie Ouellette Bernier. My first four years of life, they only spoke French to me. I would give it a try back to them. I remember my grandmother telling me, “You have great intonation,” when I was then studying […]