Discovering Michigan Wine-#Winestudio

During the month of February, #Winestudio’s guests were members of the Michigan Wine Collaborative. The member-run organization includes growers, producers, suppliers, educators and more. Together, they provided an insider’s view of the industry and samples for participants. The non-profit’s mission is clear: To enhance the sustainability and profitability of the Michigan wine industry by supporting […]

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Baby of Mine

“Would you like a song tonight?” I wonder if he heard the catch in my breath as I asked. I did. Each night, I wonder if it will be the last time. I’ve sung “Baby Mine” about 2,700 times. That’s not an exaggeration. For years, he hasn’t been able to settle into slumber without it. […]

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When Did I Become Such a Cynic?

I’ve been staring at the computer off and on all afternoon.  Trying to tie in a wine review, find a new fuzzy angle or a sweet story to share. But this year the cynic in me is cutting off every idea at the pass. The cynic whispers, “Is that really what you want to say?” […]

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An Envy-able Experience-#CookingwithEnvy at Central Market

Sponsored post-I will be compensated for writing this post and my fee for the class was paid for by Envy apples. Thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m a little bit crunchy. Reading labels, seeking natural remedies, careful of what I put in and on my body. I’ve been asked to write about products before […]

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A 14k Gold Glue Gun?-Thoughts from a Room Parent

I debated long and hard about whether or not to brave the box store at this time of year. I approached with trepidation. How long are the lines going to be? How many mom’s are sweating, racing up and down aisles trying to get the last package of googly eyes? Why the cautious approach? It […]

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As Easy as Pie, or Charcuterie-Envy Apples Sweepstakes and Recipe

{This is a sponsored post for which I will be compensated. Thoughts and opinions are my own} My mom’s apple pie was legendary. It is a recipe I mastered early on and one for which I have received many compliments and a few marriage proposals. One of my earliest memories is of going to the […]

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Travel Plans for the Holidays?-Dave Phinney Location Wines

{These wines were provided as media samples. No other compensation, thoughts are my own.} What are your travel plans for the holidays? Someplace exotic? Or do you lean toward the traditional? There is something to be said for both approaches. The same can be said when choosing wines. Perhaps you like to walk on the […]

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A Patch in the Hills-Ferzo Wines

{These wines were provided as media samples, no other compensation. Thoughts are my own.} Yesterday, I highlighted an Italian grape and a less well-known white from the Hill Country of Texas. Today, we look at an obscure white and the same Italian grape, grown in the hilly region of origin. On the east coast of […]

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Wedding Oak Stand Outs-Texas Tuesday

{These wines were provided as media samples with no other compensation. Thoughts are my own.} We all have our favorites. We may not tell our children that. They may shift from day-to-day or year-to-year, but we have them. I have some favorite wineries and wines from that producer. Here are two favorites from Wedding Oak […]

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