Archive for the Tag 'Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz'

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Inflatable furniture and what wine was enjoyed

Confessions of an emerging wine educator; in Iambic pentameter (da-da, da-da, da-da, da-da) Bullet points give you the wine progression When I was young and with my folks, home was filled with colonial. Manischewitz Married, moved to Bangor, Maine, where candles dripped on window panes. Chianti in baskets Graduation meant moving back, and yet another […]

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Slogging along in the wine blogging world

My friend Steve Heimoff just wrote: Wine bloggers: Blogging, or slogging? Well, this week it’s more like slogging for me, versus wine blogging. I’ve actually not posted anything since this past Tuesday, and today is Friday. Why? Life has just taken over. Wines to taste, wine competition forms to fill out, reports to write, bookkeeping […]

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Top 10 Reasons I Blog

I don’t write this blog for other bloggers. I know they’re not my audience; although, for many, that’s their joie de vivre and that’s just fine. There’s a camaraderie among wine bloggers, and once a year they gather to enjoy each other’s company. Sometimes I wish I could join them; but, the reality is that […]

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I love blogging on Saturdays

I love wine blogging on Saturdays. Writing isn’t frantic, because the phone’s not ringing. The home office is quiet… period; except when the doorbell rings. But, I know it’s my mailman Paul with a package of something I’ve ordered, and that’s great. Thinking outside of my boxed self is enjoyable. The rants don’t come easily, […]

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A Wine Editor and a White Feather ~ Why Being Perfect Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

A Wine Editor and a White Feather… I just read on Facebook: That moment you realize an email you sent, which declared your credentials as an editor, contains a typo. This kind of realization always brings me back to my Happy Daze, and how I learned to ease up on myself and – more importantly […]

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Birdie Ballet ~ Alfred Hitchcock’s Inspiration?

After seeing Birdie Ballet, I’m betting that Alfred Hitchcock got his inspiration from this phenomenon… Especially since it’s stages in Sonoma County… at Bodega Bay. This is where, I too, saw my first Birdie Ballet. Now that it’s autumn again, I can’t even begin to tell you how long I’ve waited to write about Birdie […]