Archive for the Tag 'History'


First Memorial Day 1865 ~ It Might Surprise You “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 […]


Happy Thanksgiving To You!

Happy Thanksgiving … May you and yours have a lovely day filled with all the riches that life can afford. I appreciate you, thanks for being here.


Would you cannibalize a number one position that you’ve achieved?

A good marketing question: “Would you cannibalize a number one position that you’ve achieved, when you try to introduce another new concept?” I’ve been seeing this happen lately in the wine business, and it got me to thinking… Becoming number one is a feat unto itself. It takes decades upon decades to establish this triumph, […]


The Day We Bought Off God

This story has two inspirations: Michael Odza of Gold Medal Wine Club, who just queried me to ask if I’d considering writing about the Gold Medal Wine Club: He also wrote: “Wine poetry — a long- and unjustly neglected art! Thank you for that.” He’s located in Santa Fe, New Mexico My memories of Santa […]


What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Welcome to Labor Day… As kids return to school tomorrow, teachers all over the country are gong to ask, “What did you do on your summer vacation?” Remembering how I loved that question, this blog entry is inspired by my lost youth, and the lost youth of so many of my forefathers. It was they […]


Social Media Would Like You To Think That Magazines Are Dying on the Vine

First Annual Reader Appreciation Day on Wine-Blog: Don’t forget to comment each day with your name during this week. It’s for the drawing… a pair of gorgeous Riedel Vinum etched glasses from my PSILY stash. The winner will be announced this Saturday morning on Wine-Blog. Good luck! Just in time for Thanksgiving… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ But, are […]