Walla Walla native Shirley Mays Dunham was a storybook grandma. She Smelled of delicious kitchen spices, filled her house with dindness and had room in her heart for all qualities she passed on to her son Mike and grandson Eric. Shirley passed away in 1983 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. To honor her memory and the legacy of others like her, Dunham Cellars donates a portion of the profits from each bottle to Susan G. Komen for the Cure which we have supported since 2001. we are committed to helping beat this devastating disease.
This wine is estate bottled offering a balance of crisp, clean fruit with the light creamy barrel ferment, this 100% Chardonnay from the Lewis Estate Vineyard is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Stylistically similar to past vintages, this wine balances notes of apple, pear, passion fruit and cream soda, the rich mouth feel only enhances the experience.
Produced and bottled by Dunham Cellars, LLC
Walla Walla, Washington
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Ben & Jerry’s cofounder Ben Cohen made a small batch of ice cream in honor of presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders. Bernie’s Yearning is a mint flavored ice cream with giant chocolate chips somehow is representing the top 1% that has got all the wealth in the last 10 years. The brand is actually Ben’s Best so it will not have the Ben & Jerry’s logo. Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. has nothing to do with this totally volunteered venture from Ben. Ben & Jerry’s is based in Vermont and in the past has been outspoken yet this is a small but clear way of saying they hope Bernie Sanders a Vermont Senator since 2007 is elected as our next president. If this does not prove it maybe past donations from both Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield to Bernie Sanders campaign, will. Bernie Sanders definitely has the younger voter on it’s side and this is one more way of getting the younger voter interested in Bernie Sanders.
It’s a self-installing baby seat that solves the problem of having to install a car seat. 4moms smart is a legal car seat, if your toddler weighs 4 to 30 lbs this is the best solution. This seat has dual LCD screens, speakers in the seat. To install just connect the base to your car’s metal clips, the seat will automatically levels itself and audibly confirms it is in place. Other extras are a peekaboo canopy, a pop-up sun shade, adjustable headrest and light. The 4 Moms Baby Car Seat will be available in June 2016 for around $500. Visit their website 4 more info, 4moms.com
The Brookstone Dash 4-wheeled expandable carry-on suitcase, is a very durable hard sides and lightweight design (it’s lightweight it weighs less than 7 lbs.), The hard shell exterior is made from an ultra-light, durable polycarbonate and ABS blend. The four 360º spinner wheels can very easily be pushed, bulled or scooted forward as you stand in lines. Retractable, extendable telescoping handle locks into place in 2 positions, and is tall enough for me a 6’3” man. The expandable sides (expands 2”) give you a little wiggle room when you come back from a trip with more than you took. The new interior straps and a zippered panel let you keep things a bit more organized.
It meets most U.S. airline carry-on requirements, you won’t get bothered if it fits in the overhead luggage bin. The dimensions (includes handle and wheels) are, 22″h x 14.3″w x 10″d, it weighs 6.6 lbs.
Brookstone provides a one-year limited warranty with this product, visit www.brookstone.com or call 1-800-846-3000 for more details.
Where did I buy it? Brookstone
What color did I buy? Black, it matches my larger checked luggage.
How much did it cost? It is usually $149, I purchased mine today on sale for $99.
Star Wars Inspired Lightsaber Battle took place in downtown Los Angeles Friday night when thousands of Star Wars fans in costume gathered battle it out and in the mean time set a world record. It started around 9:OO p.m. in downtown LA’s Pershing Square (532 S Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90013). Yes this is the battle that you will see in other cities like San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and due to it’s success many more to come.
I felt like I was at the live Star Wars The Force Awakens movie. This was organized by a company called New Mind Space, yet the actual Star Wars fans who came out in drones to participate were the main attraction.
I’m dreaming of an ECO friendly Christmas… Do you like a traditional tree but don’t have a fire place, most people will dry the tree out after the holidays and use it for firewood. You don’t have a fireplace and you don’t like to think of a tree that is cut down just for a one month decoration then put in the trash and taken to a landfill. Now you can rent a tree, The Living Christmas Company, a Southern California company now allows customers to rent a living potted tree for the holidays. You can now have a fresh-smelling live tree in your home rather than one that is dying out day by day. A potted tree can only stay indoors for about three weeks before it’s health begins to deteriorate, so plan your three weeks, or do what we did this year and get one tree, three weeks later trade it out for a second one. After a tree is returned the trees are cared for in various lots around Southern California. When the Christmas trees become too big and can no longer be rented they are planted in the community. With delivery and pickup in a Bio Diesel truck this year renting a tree is one of the most eco-friendly options, it’s like Christmas for the environment. If you would like to rent a live tree go to The Living Christmas Company.
If you love tequila, are a tequila aficionado or even just like tequila connect with 4EverTequila on Facebook. They put together incredible tequila tastings with a very unique tequila brands mixed together with authentic Mexican food. I attended the 4EverTequila tasting at West End on 2/20/15 and had an amazing time.
For a set fee of $35 you got to taste silver, reposado, anejo and extra anejo tequilas from tequila brands Arte NOM Seleccion, Sin Rival, Don Nacho, Senda Real, Aguila Real, El Llano, Don Fermin, Cocula, PuraSangre… while you taste these incredible tequila brands the owners, founders and most knowledgeable ambassadors would let you know the story of their brand, what to look for when you taste it and where to go if you would like to purchase a bottle. Some of my favorites of the night were, Forrest with Arte NOM 1414 Seleccion it was a popular one. Rodolfo from Sin Rival was pouring Sin Rival Extra Anejo, Rosario with a Senda Real if you haven’t had it you must try it and Miguel introducing Aguila Real a new tequila from the highlands. If you wanted to take a short break from tequila tasting you could head over to the food and watch them make tortillas by hand and then have your choice of chicken, pork, beef, nopales… unforgettable Mexican rice, beans, quacamole… everything was incredible. I am looking forward to the next tequila event from 4EverTequila make sure you connect with them on Facebook so you don’t miss it, Salud!
Plan B Wine Cellars, has a 2011 Mourvendre from Happy Canyon in Santa Barbara, California. The 2011 Mourvedre works well on it’s own or with just about anything, it’s my new go to wine. If you ask the winery they will say that the cool and wet growing season led to them reducing the crop load a bit and opening up the vine canopy to encourage light and air circulation around the fruit. The result is a wine that is a bit more fruit driven with plum and spice with the familiar smoky earthiness that they are known for. You could save this bottle but temptations will be there as it drinks well today. If you go to Santa Barbara, California wine trail, Plan B is a winery in an industrial part of of town yet they do everything right so make sure you stop by. Janis, wife and co-owner of Plan B is enjoyable and husband, Marlow knows his craft. You will be taken back with all the wine barrels yet realize after you start tasting that they need to supply the demand. They have an elegant wine bar that is both comfortable and educational. Marlow said that they chose this over retirement, Plan B. Marlow and Janis are taking Plan B and creating amazing wines, a must have is the Plan B 2011 Mourvedre.
Artisan Awards Plan B 2011 Mourvedre Gold Medal Winner 2014
Montana Moonshine is made with four grains and gently distilled to bring out the full flavor. It is what whiskey looks and tastes like before it goes into a barrel. Smooth, sweet and strong, Montana Moonshine is the perfect mixer. Use it like a vodka or a whiskey and you can’t go wrong.
They use a copper pot still made just for them by Bavarian Holstein Stills from Germany. They wanted to make whiskies and brandies, and a few specialty spirits, so they sought out one of the finest small batch stills in the world. The custom still is handcrafted out of copper, and hand-hammered to create more surface area to react with our spirits vapors. Since they specialize in whiskey which has a lot of flavor to it, copper was an important element to the design, as it reacts with unpleasant tasting compounds, allowing the better flavor to shine through.
The Montana Moonshine pin-up illustration is of MaryAnne. She loves to fish remote mountain streams during the full moon. Like our Montana Moonshine, she is independent and easy-going.