Category Archive: Wine & Life

P.S. Wine is Fun

You’ve forgotten those June nights at the Riviera…the night I drank Champagne from your slipper – two quarts. It would have been more but you were wearing inner soles.– Groucho Marx, At the… Continue reading


Lots of cheer from grapes of cath! I will be celebrating a traditional Luke girl holiday- cookies for breakfast (lunch and dinner too), John Denver and the Muppets Christmas album on repeat, a… Continue reading

It’s Alive!

After 94 years of strolling through this crazy world my cute little Uncle Andrew passed into the next. Uncle Andrew was a sweet and quirky man who kept a petrified fruit collection and… Continue reading

A Very Corky Christmas

Or maybe I should say a very dorky Christmas… Sending out holiday cards via snail mail is one of my favorite activities.  Ever.  Strange…but true.  This year I got a little crafty and… Continue reading


Never ever stop thinking for yourself.  Likewise, never ever stop drinking for yourself! A wine is not going to taste any better or worse because it is poured for a fancy crowd, touted… Continue reading

“Maps, wait! They don’t love you like I love you…”

Psyche! They really do love you…a lot. Maps are amazing. They take you outside of yourself- your corner of the room, block, town, country, continent, universe. We are mere mini-bits of the whole,… Continue reading

A Note on the Corkscrew

On the left, an advertisement for a Brookstone “Automatic Wine Opener with Built-in Foil Cutter”.  Cost: $49.99.  On the right, a classic pulltap corkscrew, which will run you approximately 10 bones, depending on… Continue reading