2022 was one hell of a roller coaster year. I started the year by getting a new-to-me car (yay!!). In March, my aunt passed away after a hellish battle with brain cancer (boo! F*ck cancer!). Over the summer, I got a significant raise (yay!!). Somewhere in the fall, I started working waaaaaaaayyyyyyyy too much. Like […]
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Takeaways from the Wine Media Conference
So I’ve had some time to fully digest what was presented at the Virtual Wine Media Conference. I had a few key takeaways that I’m going to summarize here. I need to up my photo game. From lighting to composition, I need to up my game. Period. I spent a fair amount of money on […]
Quarantine Diaries: 5 Lessons Learned 90 Days In
On Tuesday, 4/21, we celebrate a grim milestone in the USA…that date marks 90 days, 3 months, since the Coronavirus was confirmed to be in the United States. As of the time I’m writing this post, there are 761,964 confirmed cases, 35,314 deaths, and 70,337 that have recovered. (Source: Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 tracker) What […]
Quarantine Diaries Days 3, 4, 5, and 6: Thinking Outside the Box and Stay Home!!
So days 3, 4, 5, and 6 of quarantine were spent thinking. On Day 3, Saturday, my Mom and I went to Stoller Family Estate and picked up my wine club shipment. If you’ve ever visited Stoller, you know that the drive in is STUNNING. You also know that they’ve got a lot of buildings […]
Quarantine Diaries Day 2: Virtual Happy Hours
So in these days of uncertainty, we’re all trying to cope. For us wine people, it’s no different. So how have we been coping? Virtual Happy Hours! What are Virtual Happy Hours? Just exactly what they sound like. Happy Hour done from the comfort of our own home using videoconferencing software such as Zoom or […]
Quarantine Diaries Day 1: Life in the time of…Corona???
…and no, not the beer. The world is an ever changing place. Especially now. We all know that SARS-CoVID-2 (aka CoVID-19 aka Coronavirus) is running rampant throughout the world. Which is scary. It’s placing us into an unprecedented time of unrest and the unknown. A lot of wineries and breweries are being hit hard by […]
Well, it certainly has been a minute since I’ve graced this page. I honestly have a good reason. From my last post up to now, my life has been full of stupid sh** like fighting the US Government (an uphill battle), working 45-50 hour weeks (sometimes more), and honestly…just figuring out where I want to […]