Archive for the Tag 'Holidays'


Earth Day 2014 in Green Valley at Iron Horse Vineyards

On Earth Day 2014, come spend an afternoon in this amazing viticultural area, known as Green Valley of the Russian River Valley… One of the coolest places to be is in Green Valley…


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.


Fixed before broken

Having Entered through the exit, she had in essence assured that the ending was going to read much more differently and so it did. Oh it did. Work and Words by: Melissa Nelson Riverview Station, Studio #314, 191 Lyman Street, Ashville NC [828]-707-6845 I’ve told my husband that I wish Elizabeth Barrett Browning hadn’t written […]


Cinco de Mayo in Wine Country

Bradford Mountain You’ve never seen anything like harvest, until you’ve stood in the vineyards with a camera, brushed away the flying dust, and tried to capture the spirit of what goes on during this fast and furious time. When I was working at Belvedere Winery for Bill and Sally Hambrecht, they afforded me a time […]


The 12 Days of Christmas, Winewise…

This year, I was given interesting wines with which I could (and continue) to toast my holidays, all of which are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me, A One Villa Sandi bubbly… (NV – $12.99… Such a deal, Folio Wine Imports, Italy) On the second day of […]


Earth Day in Wine Country ~ 40th Anniversary

It’s April 22, 2010, and the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. I was part of the first Earth Day movement, while living in Maine. I do believe the statement that “As Maine goes, so goes the nation,” about so many things… But not all things. Maine is backwards as regards wine being regulated. They’re coming […]


From Maine to California, From Portugal to the Rest of the World, Peace on Earth

Weekly Holidaze Drawing: Just leave a comment on any wine-blog entry this month, to win gifts this December: May this Christmas Eve begin a lovely weekend for you all. May peace, love, and joy fill your heart and homes. Merry Christmas! I took this image before leaving Maine, because the quiet and soul of where […]


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 […]


First Annual Reader Appreciation Day on Wine-Blog

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 […]


Labor Day and Caring

Another Labor Day weekend, and I feel the need to take it back to where it originally started… It’s about Labor and who’s caring about who’s working, and the conditions under which people are working. I wish some big trade union kahuna would figure out that if that unions could just get into any of […]