Buy Napa. Drink Napa.

by Nannette Eaton on August 28, 2014

“You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.” ― César Chávez

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As you are aware, the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in 25 years occurred last Sunday, with the epicenter in Napa. Injuries were minimal, but the economic losses are estimated to be more than a billion dollars and potentially up to four billion dollars.

We are profoundly grateful that no lives were lost in the earthquake, together let us insure they don’t lose their livelihoods.

How can you help?

Buy Napa wine. On a consumer level, purchasing Napa wine will provide economic support to sustain the wine industry and off-set the losses. And you’ll get to drink some excellent wine. Doing good never tasted so delicious.

Visit Napa. Although the images of the damage have been shocking and stunning, most business are in operation less than a week after the earthquake. Napa relies on tourist dollars, and it’s beautiful in September and October, visit Napa — you’ll have the time of your life and at the same time supporting Napa and the people of Napa. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Donate. The Napa Valley Food Bank is running low on donations, and the Red Cross is always providing services when crisis arise. Your donations can be made to the National Red Cross or be dedicated to the Napa Chapter.

 Photo credit: EatonAlive ©2014
Image captured at the Rutherford Dust Society Day in the Dust event.

#BuyNapa #DrinkNapa #NapaStrong

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The Hangover and the Memory of Love

by Nannette Eaton on August 25, 2014

“Now I am sober and there’s only the hangover and the memory of love .” — Jalal ad-Din Rumi

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The image is a tear-sheet photographed at the domicile of Miss Vicky Wine in Bordeaux. Monsieur Vin, besides having excellent taste in wine, shares morning-after melancholy  from Rumi.

Photo credit: EatonAlive ©2013
Original image courtesy of Cabernet d’Anjou.

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Let Us Forget…

by Nannette Eaton on August 11, 2014

“Let us forget, with generosity, those who cannot love us.” — Pablo Neruda

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The image is a tear-sheet photographed at the domicile of Miss Vicky Wine in Bordeaux. Monsieur Vin, besides having excellent taste in wine, proffers enlightened relationship advice from Neruda.

Photo credit: EatonAlive ©2013
Original image courtesy of Cabernet d’Anjou.

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MollyDooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2011

by Nannette Eaton on July 27, 2014

“People felt themselves watching him even before they knew that there was anything different about him. His eyes made a person think that he heard things that no one else had ever heard, that he knew things no one had ever guessed before. He did not seem quite human.” ― Carson McCullers (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter)

mollydooker blue eyed boy copyright eatonalive MollyDooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2011

Boy crazy? If you’re talking about Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz, Wine Harlots will admit to our infatuation. The wine is hot and heavy with a high alcohol content balanced with vanilla notes from the oak with bushels of succulent dark cherry, refreshing plums and lush blackberries.

The perfect pairing? We are enamored of the seductive Prosciutto-wrapped Burgers with Blue Cheese, Arugula and Plum Ketchup. The fruity-sweetness of the shiraz can handle the intense flavors of the cured prosciutto, spicy arugula, earthy cheese and savory sauce. The music match is “Behind Blue Eyes” by The Who from the album Who’s Next. Go pick up a bottle, you too might have a crush on a Blue Eyed Boy.

The details: 16% alcohol. Closure: screw-cap. Grape: shiraz. Appellation: McLaren Vale. Suggested retail: $60 USD. Actual retail: $22-60. The wine was a media sample provided for editorial consideration.

Photo credit: EatonAlive ©2014

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