This is another episode in the grape vine cutting story that began last spring. At that time I took some pieces of grapevine that I cut off the vines during pruning and used them to start new grapevines. You can browse through my older blog posts to find out about those grapes. I stuck the … Continue Reading →
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It’s not every day a museum becomes a temporary tattoo parlor. But that’s what happened recently when the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) launched “Black Waves: The Tattoo Art of Leo Zulueta,” the latest exhibit in its Michigan Artist Series. While inking an original tattoo around the wrist of a volunteer on opening night, the Ann … Continue Reading →
Recognition for the guy behind all those great wines!
La Crema has focused on Chards and Pinots for nearly 40 years.
It feels like just yesterday … except for the achy knees, growing bald spot atop my head and the wrinkles and age spots on my face. Those things and more tell the real story: It’s been 10 years since I revisited my childhood neighborhood and was told by a little voice inside my head to … Continue Reading →
A wine industry professional puts his heart into this one.
Our strawberry plants were delivered this past weekend, and I got them into the ground as soon as I could. After a long ride through the postal system, they were glad to be back into the fresh air and tucked into our new strawberry bed. Beginning gardeners may not know that nearly all strawberries are … Continue Reading →
Look to BV for classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons.
You’ve read it here in this blog, you’ve heard it from your neighbor, even your Aunt Bootsie told you to get a soil test for your garden. I’ve always recommended using the soil testing lab at Michigan State University, it’s the “gold standard” of soil labs in Michigan. For most gardens a basic test will provide you … Continue Reading →
“Because survival is insufficient” Last week I had the pleasure to participate in a panel discussion sponsored by the Agora, the student newspaper at Monroe County Community College. It was part of their “One Book One Community” series in which a book is chosen and as many people as possible read the book, then events such … Continue Reading →