Category Archives: Art and Music

TASTING: Wente Vineyards, Wine and Music

On Thursday, August 1st, Karl Wente hosted an interesting Wine and Music tasting, with his friend Shannon Koehler. Besides being a fifth-generation winemaker, Karl is an avid musician. Karl started on saxophone, gravitated to electric guitar, and plays acoustic guitar … Continue reading

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American Swallow-Tailed Kite

This post has nothing to do with wine, but everything to do with life. Today, as usual, I’m working in my home office—an added-on room with windows on three sides—and rejoicing in the beautiful weather and the views of the … Continue reading

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“Single Malt,” oil/canvas 6″x6″ by Jelaine Faunce

“Single Malt,” oil/canvas 6″x6″ by Jelaine Faunce. Check out Jelaine Faunce’s blog at http://jelainefaunce. blogspot.com Share this:PrintEmailDiggFacebookShareStumbleUponReddit

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An exquisite painting by James Neil Hollingsworth

Big Grapes No.2   |   24 x 24   |   oil on canvas “Big Grapes No. 2,” o/c, 24″x24″ by James Neil Hollingsworth. To see more, visit his blog (click here). Neil writes, “I’ve been working on Big Grapes … Continue reading

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What an amazing couple of weeks.

“Omigod, Omigod, you guys!” That’s the gist of one of the songs in the rock-and-rollin’ musical, “Legally Blonde.” I’m playing keyboard in the Ocala Civic Theatre’s orchestra for the show, which opened last week. Bonus: one of my children, high-school … Continue reading

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Music Played on Wine Glasses (The Glass Harp), played by The Glass Duo

I have to say, sometimes the Internet is downright miraculous. This version of Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies” is just GORGEOUS.  Anna and Arkadiusz Szafraniec, “The Glass Duo,” are the only glass music group in Poland. Professional musicians, … Continue reading

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A beautiful image

This has nothing to do with wine, but it’s such a neat image I just had to share. Enjoy! The photographer was Laurent Laveder, who wrote on Frank De Vos’ Facebook wall, “4700 shares and 8000 persons who like it … Continue reading

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Halloween Short Story

Here is your Halloween/wine short story: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado,” about a man who lures his “friend” into his wine cellar to sample a rare vintage and … well, pity those who appear to be more Fortunato … Continue reading

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What if …

“What would life be like if we could see the soul of each person rather than what we wear on the outside?” ~ Mercedes Dauphinais Share this:PrintEmailDiggFacebookShareStumbleUponReddit

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An Artist’s Blog: Jacqueline Gnott

An artist myself, I admire many other artists and enjoy the Painting-a-Day movement. Here is a great painting by artist Jacqueline Gnott: “Grape Harvest,” watercolor on paper, 5.5″x8.5″. Visit http://www.jacquelinegnott.com/ or http://jacquelinegnott.blogspot.com/. Share this:PrintEmailDiggFacebookShareStumbleUponReddit

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