Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

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Wine Lovers are Decanting Their Way Through Life, Via a Crystal Experience ~ Era Vino Style

I love crystal. I’m a New Englander, a Mainah Yankee, and we love our china, silvah, and crystal. Today, they’re mostly just treasures from the past, with great memories for special occasions. Our kids don’t even want our “old stuff.” But, I’ll tell you who does… Our grandchildren, for any of us lucky enough to […]

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A Holiday Gift That Easily Goes the Extra Mile ~ NewAir 24″ Built-in Dual Zone Beer and Wine Fridge

Going into this holiday season, I’m incredibly thankful for a product I was queried about trying. It turned out to be an amazing saving grace, besides providing the ability to age our wines and chill beer and other beverages in perfect settings… From the Department of you never know… In early October, I was queried […]

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The Sweetheart Bubbles I’ve Really Enjoyed ~ Perhaps You, Too?

The following #sample collection of bubbles are all from France, imported by Vineyard Brands. When a box of bubbles arrives, it instantly become party time… party in the sense of something very special just happened. For no apparent reason, no matter what was just happening, it just got really better. I’m reminded of Elizabeth Barrett […]

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Jerusalem and the High Holy Holidays with Wine ~ PSÂGOT Kosher Wines

Today is a day when – for this year – we segue from the end of Hanukkah season right into the Christmas season. Both born from significant historical and religious events, today, I’m left to wondering. Do you think there will ever again be such compelling circumstances in history, that create what’s recorded as miracles, […]

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Holiday Frenzy: What to get, What to get? Into Wine?

All of the following are from #samples. The holidaze are upon us: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Birthday (yes, some of us have that thrown in for good measure), Happy Kwanzaa, Happy New Year… They’re all relevant, as is wine, to many of December’s cultures celebrating these festive days. I’ve come to realize, December means […]

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St. Mayhem Hückfest ~ Get Ready for a Holiday with Bold Winter Spices

This was a sample. From their Art + Farm Website: If you are curious. If you embrace mistakes. if you answer to a higher calling and appreciate artisan and hand made products…welcome to our tribe. Pull up a chair and a glass and let’s embark on a journey of discovery. Kat and Rob McDonald are […]

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Wine Related Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers

All of the following are from Samples: The holidaze are upon us: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Birthday (yes, some of us have that thrown in for good measure), Happy Kwanzaa, Happy New Year… They’re all relevant, as is wine, to many of December’s cultures celebrating these festive days. I’ve come to realize, December means […]

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The Stuffing ~ Since 1994, The Ultimate Thanksgiving from Bon Appétit Paired with some favorite wines

DISCLAIMER: Wine-Blog is a journal of my PR wine activities and learnings. 1) I occasionally write stories about wine clients, but don’t charge them for that time. 2) All wine reviews originate from free samples, sent by PR people representing the brands. 3) Images are mostly mine, some are purchased, a few rare ones are […]

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Rosh Hashanah ~ Wine of the Week ~ PSÂGOT Edom

Shana Tova, to all of my Jewish family and friends! Raised as a Catholic child, religion was a great comfort to me; as an adult, the dogma became difficult. So, like many people during the 60s and 70s, the Beatles and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi were so intriguing that that culture introduced me to a new […]

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First Memorial Day 1865 ~ It Might Surprise You

MoveOn.org “KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865, in Charleston, SC, to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude […]