Get Happy, says Blogger of the Week (ME!)

happinessdayToday is the “International Day of Happiness” which in and of itself is worth getting happy about! Read more about the “International Day of Happiness” here.

And watch this fabulously fun and happy video of wine country Porto uploaded and featuring our wine friends from Catavino, Gabriella and Ryan Opaz plus their baby Mica!

Today is also the first day of SPRING here on the northern hemisphere. On a recent drive up the coast through Santa Barbara County wine country, the vines were busy with bud break, a sure sign of spring.

Coming soon: blog posts about four stops on that trip, dinner at Gardens of Avila, wine and cycling at Peloton Cellars in Avila, tasting (and shucking oysters!) at Casa Dumetz, and beer tasting in Los Alamos with Emilio Estevez. Plus, before Women’s History month is out, posts about women winemakers!

And in the southern hemisphere, today is the first day of FALL and so harvest is in full swing.ecct0323quicksip01

And as if that wasn’t enough to be happy about, I’m also celebrating being “Blogger of the Week” published today by the San Jose Mercury Times! Read the article by Jessica Yadegaran here.

Do I look happy? Cheers!

A Toast to Women Wine Makers during Women’s History Month

iwd_squareAs March is Women’s History Month, and Saturday March 8 is International Women’s Day, what better time to focus on women winemakers than now?

That’s the idea of the tweet-up on the first Wednesday evening of March–to taste and tweet about wines made by women March 5, 2014. We’re going to get started at 5pm Pacific Standard Time.

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