Food and Wine, Wine and Food: A Wine Predator’s Philosophy Part 1

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What we eat and drink matters to our health, and to the health of the planet on which we live and that we share. How the food and wine that we enjoy is produced has an impact greater than we can easily imagine.

“If you want to feed your family healthy food, you’ve gotta ask a lotta questions,” says Patagonia’s founder, Yvon Chouinard.

Fortunately, people are helping us to understand the importance of our choices, and we can hear their message in films like Unbroken Ground.

My concerns for the planet informed me as a child who wrote about ladybugs and litterbugs, the child who started backpacking and rock climbing at 12, the teen who taught mountaineering in Colorado, the woman who was one of the first 20 women to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, the student who earned degrees in Environmental Studies and in Literature/Creative Writing with an emphasis in nature writing and in Ecopsychology, and the professor who today teaches college composition at a community college where students research and seek to solve environmental problems.

My environmental advocacy doesn’t show up as much in the posts of this blog as it does on Art Predator where I frequently write about a number of environmental issues with a focus the past two years on single use plastic. Continue reading

Pedroncelli Pretty In Pink for National Pink Day

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While National Rose Day is the second Saturday of the month of June, National Pink Day is June 23.  It’s also Pink Flamingo Day!

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Seriously though, National Pink Day is a day set aside to celebrate all things pink:

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to wear pink, to enjoy foods and beverages that are pink, and to give a donation to any of the charities that use the color pink. Use #NationalPinkDay in social media. You even listen to “Pretty in Pink”!

In particular, the color pink and the pink ribbon is associated with breast cancer; when you wear pink today, who do you wear it for? Who are you remembering or honoring?

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As Wine Predators, we should toast those who have battled breast cancer too.

With ROSE of course!

But which one?

How about one made by women? One that’s estate grown and sustainably farmed?

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