Get with it man, the red blend is almost gone!

How to turn a shed into a table and a chimney into a flower bed. I love anything FREE. I mean, come on, who doesn’t. Right? Re-using or repurposing is hip nowadays. So, get with it man and create something amazing!

Arvin dropped off some used bricks from an old chimney that he had removed. They are from the 1930s! They now line my walkway making it wider and I even got a nice little flower bed along the house. So sweet and so EASY.

brick flower bed brick flower bed 2

(drought-tolerant flowers)

Larry tore down his old shed and it lives on in this new display table. You can see it up close in the store proudly displaying a new line of fancy baked goods…   hashtagamazing

bakery display table bakery display table 2

So, keep your eyes peeled when you’re driving around town. You just might see me on the side of the road salvaging giant sections of cut down tree.

free wood

To be continued.


four wines pic

 Angove Sauv Blanc ~ Cellar No.8 Chard ~ Eco Terreno Red ~ Fetzer Cab


Angove Sauv Blanc

2009 Angove Vineyard Select Sauvignon Blanc $4.99

Elsewhere $16.99

Larry liked the aroma of this Sauvignon Blanc, he thought it was citrus or apple. Terry commented, “Oh, tastes good. Nice summertime wine – a little sweet with a little bite. It didn’t bite me until I paired it with food.” Karey (my visiting cousin 🙂 thought it was on the dryer side and Connie said it was spicy, but good.

On-line review: An ideal wine for the warm summer months, perfectly suited as an aperitif or with freshly shucked oysters & grilled salmon.

Tasting Notes: Bright pale white and green, this wine shows all the hallmarks of its region with blackcurrant leaf and freshly cut grass and a touch of aromatic passion fruit evident on the nose. The palate is vibrant and fresh with tropical fruit and citrus leaving the wine refreshing and long on the finish.



Cellar no 8 chard

2011 Cellar No. 8 Chardonnay $3.99

Elsewhere $9.99

Becky noticed the aroma right away, she said it was buttery like walnuts and tasted smooth. Larry agreed, very smooth and the oak was not overbearing. Connie described it as creamy.

On-line tasting notes: This Chardonnay shows characteristics of tropical and citrus fruit flavors and lemon, pineapple and sweet white peach. These flavors continue on a lush, juicy palate dominated by clean citrus flavors. Some aging in French oak gives the wine additional depth of flavor and a creamy, refreshing mouth feel.



Eco Terreno red blend

2010 Eco Terreno Three Vine Red $9.99

Elsewhere $35.00

***I have to warn you, this wine is selling quickly! Get yours before it’s gone***

Becky stated that this red blend was good on the noise. Karey took a sip against his will (he doesn’t like red wine) and found that it is actually great with dark chocolate. Arvin said he’s enjoying the legs – nice. Larry said “when you sip it – you feel it”. Terry thought it would be great with Italian food, especially red sauce. Arvin paired it with dark chocolate as well and commented that it made it taste like chocolate covered cherries. Steve agreed, saying that chocolate did the job and Larry said it brings it all together. Upon tasting this wine Connie declared wine tasting over. “No more tasting for me, only drinking!” she confiscated the bottle.

Wine tasting is over

86 Points from

On-line review: We’re suckers for delicious red blends here at The Wine Spies, and today’s exceptional 2010 Alexander Valley Three Vine Red from Eco Terreno had our entire tasting panel reaching for more!



Fetzer cab

2008 Fetzer Barrel Select Cabernet Sauvignon $5.99

Elsewhere $19.99

This Cab has a very nice garnet color. Karey thought this was also dry and Larry agreed, very dry. Steve liked this at first taste. He said this is his favorite of the night.

5 out of 5 stars from Vinexus Web Shop for Wine Lovers

Tasting notes: This Cabernet Sauvignon is complex with various layers of spice and flavors. On the nose you will find enticing aromas of black cherry, blackberry, cassis and vanilla with evident spice from the oak and a hint of herbs. Tasting delivers a multi-layered wine with texture of ripe blackberry, mocha, toffee and vanilla. Medium firm tannins provide structure and balance to this medium bodied Cabernet, which will continue to evolve in the bottle.