How I will be celebrating Cabernet Day 2015 on Thurs. Sept 3!
Originally posted on wine predator:
Is there wine in Black Rock City, home to Burning Man? Or is it only a town of tequila shots and beers in cans and blasters and absinthe and other cocktails?
I’m here to tell you that there is more to drink in Black Rock City than cheap bottom shelf liquor prettied-up with mixers and sweet cheeks served on a mutant vehicle rolling across the desert!
Every year at Burning Man (my first Burn was in 1992 and I’ve been 15x), I have had amazing wine, including my first Barolo in 2009, thanks to Puma who always brings out some pretty special stuff to celebrate the occasion (that’s his dusty pile from 2011 pictured).
Many wine makers, from professional to garagiste to home brewer…
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Most people who know anything about Burning Man (beyond the stupid trope of drugs, naked people, EDM) know that on Saturday night, a giant human effigy is burned followed by a raging party. Think the biggest New Year’s Eve party you’ve been too and then multiply by google.
Fewer people know about the Temple Burn Read more…
School may be back in session for many and summer may be almost over for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, but unless you live in the Arctic circle, now is as good a time as any to plant a container garden. Sunset magazine recently featured not 10, not 25, not 40 or 50 but 53 container gardens! A few of my favorites a pictured above. And since on Sundays I post an interesting fact about the number 53, this Sunday I’m featuring these 53 container gardens. Read more…
Three award-winning Latino poets read tomorrow Sunday August 23 at 2pm at the Ojai Art Center 113 So. Montgomery, downtown Ojai. Angel Garcia, Melinda Palacio, and Emma Trelles will perform poetry and Claudia Simone will sing with classical guitarist Don Cardinali. Food trucks will be on site and while the event is free, donations are appreciated.
The Ojai Art Center has several branches; the literary branch is hosting this event: “The Literary Branch shines a spotlight on writers – especially local talent – to provide the community events that acclaim all types of literary works. It invites participants to use their leisure time to venture to the Center to share with others the sensations of good writings. Lean in. Listen. Learn.”
Are you still disturbed by the horrific oil spill a few months ago on the Santa Barbara coast? I am!
Did you know that last week, Plains All American, the operator of the ruptured pipeline increased its estimate of gallons spilled by 40% – now saying over 140,000 gallons total?
Did you know that while additional clean up off-shore isn’t possible, clean up on-shore continues, focusing on the tens of thousands of gallons that soaked into the soil and rocks of the bluffs and beach?
Did you know hundreds of birds and marine mammals have died as a direct result of oil exposure?
Did you know tar balls from the spill made their way hundreds of miles south– as far south as Redondo Beach?
Did you know YOU CAN DO SOMETHING? How close have you ever paddled to those enormous oil production platforms dotting our coastal horizon? How about a couple hundred feet away – in the name of oil spill prevention and response and stopping future offshore oil drilling? Or take action about current legislation?
Tonight the Ventura Patagonia Store will open its courtyard at 7pm to host a free after hours gathering for 200 or so. Chef Tim Kilcoyne’s food truck “Scratch” will be there, Surf Brewery will be pouring, plus there will be popcorn, music, and conversation among like -minded folks before the 8pm film “The Fisherman’s Son” followed by discussion. Read more…