Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category

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When you leave part of your heart in France ~ Château Sainte-Béatrice is partly responsible

What a charming little village Lorgues is, located in the Côtes de Provence region of France. This area bespoke France to me. It’s a region rich in viticultural history; and, is actually known to be the birth of Mediterranean wine grape growing. (From the Mediterranean Sea, the Romans entered France coming into this region.) Provence […]

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Times of BLM Correctness: Something So Simple in Petite Evolution Has Been Really So Complicated

Mission Statement: In today’s times… I halted dead in my tracks. So innocent, I would never have guessed the comments put forth. But I understand them, so I’ve morphed. [PHOTO: Jo Diaz, all rights reserved.] Wait for it It started out so simply. The mission statement for PS I Love You is now more than […]

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Beautiful places I’ve been and photographed: Provence, France with Château Roubine Cru Classé

My theme is TERROIR; capturing the heart, soul, and essence of it. And, yes, there was most certainly wine education involved. Beautiful places I’ve been and photographed: Provence, France. [PHOTOS: Jo Diaz, all rights reserved.] You say Provence and I say “lavender” (maybe I’ll even say Rosé). It was just a perfect day under Provence […]

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Impulse buying, because you know…. Wine Marketing 101

I saw this bottle. I had no intention of buying any wine, I was just out to get some fruits and veggies, and a rotisserie chicken for my cat Buddy (in lieu of canned cat food). I was in Oliver’s Grocery Store in Windsor, California. As I turned from the rotisserie display, there it was… […]

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France in Photo Retrospect ~ Château de St. Amour

My visit to France was orchestrated through Quintessential Wines and Georges Duboeuf Wines. Every bit of it had to do with meeting owners and/or winemakers for each place visited, in formal or informal settings, and sometimes both. All were located in the Beaujolais region of France, starting in the north and then moving southward. Time […]

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Beautiful places I’ve been and photographed: BEAUJOLAIS, FRANCE

My theme is TERROIR. The 1,686 words are missing here that I wrote, at one point. Terroir ~ The Most Complex Segment of Wine. This blog posting is more of a pictorial representation. The link to my story is a bit long, yet all of these images play a very important role in Terroir, according […]

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Corona Virus Blues, Black Lives Matter, and California Fires… is it safe to come out yet?

How’s everyone in wine country doing? Nothing But A Musing Here If ever I was musing… My wine blog… it’s taken a hit this year from my usual self. I don’t even know how I feel anymore. There’s so much more going on in my personal life; the death of my mother-in-law, a child of […]

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Where to Begin Again Recommending Wines of Wine-Worthy Samples

It’s been since June 3, 2020, that I’ve been able to actually journal about wines I’ve been enjoying. I’ve never stopped notetaking, it’s just that Covid, Black Lives Matter, and now the election have just taken over, while the world continues to really swirl around. Lots of personal passions and challenges; this also included some […]

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Kerry Damskey Wraps Up His Series As a Global Winemaker

With Wings on his feet, Episode 6 leads you quickly from past Episodes of Kerry Damskey, a global brave and daring winemaker, to now Three Corners being explained as ONE VISION | ONE WINEMAKER | THREE TERROIRS: ISRAEL CALIFORNIA COSTA RICA   Episode 6 – Kerry Damskey & Three Corners Wine Episode 6 is a […]

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Meet Daniel (Danny) Mangin ~ A Wine Writer for Fodor’s Travel Destinations and Guides

With Fodor’s Travel Guides, we can explore world regions from the eyes, ears, and penmanship of regional writers. Many of our own decisions are based on the reviews in print and online, about these fabulous and global places of interest. USA Europe Africa and Middle East Asia Australia and The Pacific Canada Caribbean Mexico and […]