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Blog & Discussion Forum Update
May 7, 2009
It's Our First Anniversary!
To celebrate we have decided to have a Haiku Poetry Contest
with the theme
"Wine and Wine Travels
There will be prizes including wine, a wine journal, plus more! There will be three winners.
We want to thank Cinquain Cellars
for donating a bottle of their "Haiku" blend to the winners! And
also a big thank you to our "celebrity judge" Thea Dwelle. Thea has lives in San Francisco
and has a great insight into wine. Her blog LusciousLushes's
, will give you a sense of her humor, love of wine and great style of writing.
A Haiku Poem consists of
1st line = 5 syllables
2nd line = 7 syllables
3rd line = 5 syllables
the grapes are safe now
no more frost, lots of sunshine
make haste my beauties
Enter as many times as you wish. Contest ends 5/31/09
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month I said April showers should bring May flowers. I hope that
spring has sprung where you live and that all the beautiful flowers are
there to greet you each day.
The grapes in the California
vineyards have survived the spring frost. There were only a
couple mornings where there was a slight frost, but the fans went off
and all was good. Now the little grapes can start to grow with
the heat of the sun.
We wish all the mothers out there a very
happy Mother's Day. Mother's Day is the perfect time of year to
do something "Green" for Mother Earth. If you are going on a
hike, or to a picnic, bring a few extra trash bags and pick up some
extra trash. It's also a great day to get the whole family
involved in planting new flowers or trees in your yard. Whatever
your day brings you we hope it puts a smile on your face.
and I have been rather busy this past month We went to Sonoma for
a day, Napa for a couple days, to a winemakers dinner, a couple
different wine events/festivals and we even some entertaining at
home. We each have different writing styles, and as it's turning
out Larry seems to go more into the detail the wine we tasted and I
like to give more of a summary description of what we did during the
event. We hope you enjoy our articles. If you do you can
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Don't worry, drink happy!Lori Lapides
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