** UPDATE: The damage from the recent earthquake that hit Napa Valley over the weekend impacted with wine cellar and vineyard damage (check out this tweet from David Duncan, CEO of Silver Oak). Growers are in the midst of a major harvest, brought on several weeks earlier than usual because of drought. But fortunately for… Continue reading Wine and the Five Senses
Just like the cookies themselves, this story is just too hard to resist. One Girl Scout in Oklahoma has broken the world record – – selling over 18,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies and still counting! Here’s a few lessons we can learn from this ambitious girl. Set Goals: Even though in the four years… Continue reading 3 Sales Lessons from a Record-Breaking Girl Scout
As most of you techies may have heard, McDonalds is joining Snapchat and plans to publicly kick off the account on Tuesday with a snap from basketball star LeBron James. For McDonalds, it’s another way to engage with millennials. Makes sense to me! Will you be adding McDonalds to your list of Snapchat friends? In… Continue reading H-App-y
One of my favorite recipes from my Grandma Betty is this homemade hot fudge sauce. It’s delicious when poured over vanilla ice cream and topped with Spanish peanuts. It was one of the best part of Sunday suppers at Grandma’s house. I also love looking at this recipe card that was handwritten by grandma. Her… Continue reading Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
Today is National Wine Day! Gather your glasses, corkscrews and friends and have your own wine tasting party! Grab a few bottles of the varietals from the list below starting with mild and work your way up to dessert wines to taste the differences in mouth feel OR try tasting the same varietals from different… Continue reading It’s National Wine Day (as if we needed an excuse to drink)!
I’ve shared tips on how to decipher wine labels from various regions like Chile, France, New Zealand and the United States. This week, let’s talk Spain! Spain (Classified as Old World) Grape Varieties Red: Tempranillo, Garnacha, Monastrell White: Airen, Macaebo, Albarino, Verdejo, Malvasia Spain’s premier red wine region is Rioja and was the first region… Continue reading How to read a wine label: Part Five (Spanish Wines)
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing tips on how to examine wine labels from different regions. First with US wines, next France, then New Zealand. This week’s region was requested by a fellow grape geek, John. Let’s discuss Chilean wines! Chilean Wines (Classified as New World) Red grapes account for approximately 73% of… Continue reading How to read a wine label: Part Four (Chilean Wines)