Hard Goodbyes and New Beginnings

I have been a little MIA lately, but not without good reasons. This post will be a little different for me seeing as it has nothing to do with wine. None the less, it is extremely close to my heart so I thought I would share it with you. Continue reading “Hard Goodbyes and New Beginnings”

#MWWC27 Time to vote!

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wine-stain1-3It is time to vote!

The Remaining Timeline:

Voting Begins: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 (Today!)

Voting Ends:  Monday, September 19th, 2016

Winner Announced:  Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Well, I have officially “lived” in Texas for just over two months, but I have actually only been there a total of 19 days. I have been on the road for various reasons, but I find myself back in the Lone Star State (actually, I am writing this in the Munich airport, but I anticipate being back on U.S. soil in about ten hours). We had a decent showing this month, with fourteen entries, all centered around Jim van Bergen’s theme: Bubbles. If you have not read all of them, pop a bottle of bubbly, sit back, and enjoy. And do not forget to vote (you can vote for up to three) as the winner’s life will still be exactly the same as a result of…

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Hilltop Winona

Nothing brings me greater joy than stumbling upon a new fabulous winery. Recently on a visit to Healdsburg, we happened across Copain Winery.  Situated high on a hill overlooking the Russian River Valley, the view as you arrive at the winery is beautiful. A large white building with a red roof and barn like door serves as their tasting room.

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Wine and Zombies and Dinosaurs, oh my!

This past weekend, my handlers had a real treat in store for me.  They packed me up and took me down to the worlds oldest annual zombie walk. What is a zombie walk you might ask? Well it’s exactly what it sounds like. Hundreds of people gather in Roosevelt Park, found in downtown Sacramento. They come dressed as all kinds of zombies. From the freshly undead, to extremely rotted corpses there’s a little bit of everything. It’s a family friendly event so you’ll find all ages from adults to babies to teenagers and even the occasional dog. Continue reading “Wine and Zombies and Dinosaurs, oh my!”

A Dinosaur walks into a brewery…..

On my little camping excursion last week we happened upon Stumptown Brewery. Located in Guerneville California, this little gem is right on the main drag through town. Typically you will find me at a winery, however I am most definitely not against checking out a new brew spot every now and then. Continue reading “A Dinosaur walks into a brewery…..”

Bubbles Abound

I feel like I have slacked off slightly the past few weeks on my blog posts. I must say that this venture has been a bit more difficult than this Dino really imagined. With that said, I have been finding time to read through other blogs and stumbled upon a Monthly Wine Writing Challenge that really caught my attention. Each month there is a different theme that is chosen by the previous months winner. This month’s #MWWC27 theme is “Bubbles” and was set by JVB Uncorked. I wasn’t planning on attempting one of these challenges just yet considering I am really new to the blogging world, but how can I pass up the chance after spending some time visiting the land of bubbles just last weekend? So here I am, giving it the old college try! Continue reading “Bubbles Abound”

A day at Sentivo Vineyards

Instagram is good for many things. Whether you are looking for new trends, keeping up with the lives of friends and family or stalking a celebrity, you can do it all via social media. I personally use it primarily to keep up with all things wine and nothing catches my eye faster than a new tasting room popping up in my area. That’s how I stumbled across Sentivo Vineyards. With the name Sentivo translating from Italian to mean “I felt” or “to have felt”, you definitely experience all the feels when you visit this winery. Continue reading “A day at Sentivo Vineyards”

A Wineosaur on the loose

Wow, what a weekend! A lot happened to this wino dino over the past few days, everything of course revolving around delicious fermented grapes.

Started off on Saturday with a quick surprise visit to a lovely fellow named Andrew for his birthday party. As a wine lover and an even bigger dinosaur fan you can imagine he was quite excited to have the one and only Wineosaur pop in and make an appearance! The rest of the birthday clan seemed a bit confused by a large lizard walking into an adult birthday party but once they realized I came bearing wine they warmed up quite quickly. Continue reading “A Wineosaur on the loose”

It’s the 4th of July!!!

Ahhhhh, the 4th of July is here!!! Lets all enjoy this wonderful day of independence and be thankful that we get the privilege of living in the land of the free. Also, a special thank you to all those military men and women who have served or that are currently serving!! Hope y’all enjoy videos of dinosaurs twerking to Miley Cyrus, and if not…..too bad because that’s what you get! 

My very first blog post!

Well here I am making my very first blog entry!! I couldn’t be more excited to be taking on this new adventure. Please be patient with me as I am an old gal and this new technology stuff is still hard for me to learn. As I sit here writing this I am enjoying a wonderful 2012 Black Muscat from Miraflores winery located right here in the Sierra Foothills. It’s just the right amount of sweetness to balance out the slightly tart aftertaste and helps keep me cool on this hot summer day. I am looking forward to posting at least once a week (hopefully more if the “handlers” will give me access to their computers) and I really hope everyone enjoys a little extra glimpse into my fun filled life. IMG_1686