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June 2010

Foppiano Estate Rosé 2009

photograph of Foppiano Estate Rose with stemless wine glass and cork photo frame by M Scott Gardner. Copyright Eaton Alive 2010

“One swallow does not make a summer.”  — Aristotle Here’s a great wine to celebrate the first day of summer, and will serve you well into the sweltering dog-days of August and September.  A rosé is a rosé is a rosé, and the Foppiano Estate Rosé 2009 is perfect wine for summer.  The raspberry color is […]

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Cornerstone Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2009

photograph of spring in bloom. grassy fields, spring flowers, sun shining and a gentle breeze whispering through the grass

“Nothing is so beautiful as spring – when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.”  — Gerard Manley Hopkins Nothing is as beautiful as the Cornerstone […]

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Klein Beverage Tool: The Right Tool for the Right Job

photograph of a Klein tool -- a rubber handle like a screw-driver, but with a bottle opener attached.

Here’s a perfect gift for your favorite do-it-yourself handyman.  Klein states their Beverage Tool (a.k.a. bottle opener) is “professionally designed and rigorously tested by an expert team to handle both foreign and domestic applications.”  Pair it with a six-pack, and you’ve got a fantastic housewarming gift for the fixer-upper.  At the price of $6.50, you […]

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