I’m going to a company Christmas party in January with my husband.
There will be approximately 500 people present at a posh Italian restaurant in Grand Rapids.
No one is Italian at the company.
It is one of those deals when you have to “Suit up, show up,” otherwise you’re fighting the wind.
In the years past, the dilemma was the food. We always got a turkey dinner only two weeks after having it at home for Thanksgiving.
The company spokesman said it was because of religious reasons they couldn’t serve beef.
The Canadian based company has a diverse employee base, and a big human resources department.
This year the issue are adult beverages, and not for religious reasons.
I’ve been thinking about the stagnant beverage sector lately.
Watch for next post “Slim pickings. ”
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Budweiser stole the trademark from Czech Republic. Stay tuned for a story on http://emmapalova.com
Well, I am not surprised considering the fact that they stole the trademark Budvar or Budweiser from Czech Republic. Stay tuned for a story on http://emmapalova.com
Budweiser wants to cement its reputation as the quintessentially American beer, by rebranding itself simply as “America” this summer.
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Check out these chateaux in France. Photos by redstuffdan.
Beer and wine at the KDL library.
Read about Tamela Spicer’s travels to wine country Uruguay.
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Uruguay attracts with beaches and vineyards
Note: This is the second account of Tamela Spicer’s recent travels to Uruguay in South America.
By Tamela Spicer
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On my recent trip I had the pleasure of indulging in many of Montevideo’s finest pleasures, including a stunning Opera at Teatro Solis and a world-class ballet led by the infamous Julio Bocca from Buenos Aires. I also discovered something new, the wine road. Created in 2005, Los Caminos del Vino features a variety of small boutique vineyards along the southern region of Uruguay, many of them within 30 minutes of Montevideo. Wine making has been part of Uruguay for several decades, but it has only been in recent years that the wines have gained international attention.
For me there is something magical about vineyards. Of course, I enjoy the wine, but more than that, I love the peacefulness of miles of…
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Stay tuned for a full account of some of the Uruguay wineries.
Uruguay – A Place Called Home
By Tamela Spicer
Tucked beneath Brazil on the South American continent, Uruguay is a country filled with vast ranches, hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches, amazing boutique vineyards, and a large metropolitan city that offers all the culture you might find in New York City, but with the warmth of a Midwestern community. I visited Uruguay for the first time in 1980, living in the capital of Montevideo for one month and in the northern city of Salto for three months. It would be years before another visit in 2008.
My connection to Uruguay began during my junior year of high school when my family hosted an exchange student, Adriana. After high school I spent four months living in Uruguay with Adriana’s family and it has been a second home ever since. Today, technology makes it…
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Toast the season in Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan.
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Fall wedding destinations
Go near or far for your perfect wedding
By EMMA PALOVA
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Lowell, MI-There is no such thing as a bad location for a wedding. I’ve been to weddings as far as France and in former Czechoslovakia, which was my own, and as close as to Alto and Hastings.
And I will be going to a true pioneer international wedding at the Saint Patrick’s Church in Parnell and later to a nearby reception at the Wabasis Lake Lodge north east of Grattan.
We’ve considered Black Star Winery in Suttons Bay in Leelanau Peninsula or Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Petoskey.
Sometimes the travel for that many people becomes too complex. We even thought of getting a bus. But, our international family is already flying in from France and from Czech Republic.
I can’t imagine burdening them with more travel after crossing the…
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Great harvest season 2014
From Paw Paw to Leelanau Peninsula, Old Mission and in between, Michigan boasts quality wines both whites and reds.
Many years ago, winemakers realized the land and the climate resembled some of the finest wine regions in France and Germany.
They built wineries along the lakeshore and opened their doors. Come and explore with me.
One of my favorite ones is Fenn Valley award-winning winery in southern Michigan. The winemaker is Doug Welsch and the winery has been family owned since 1973.
The winemaker’s choice is red Meritage and white Riesling. The atmosphere is friendly and easy-going.
There are many events throughout the year at the winery such as educational tours about winemaking and a 5k trail run.
The winery is open year round for tasting from 11a.m. to 6 p.m., on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Fenn Valley is no stranger to awards. Their late harvest Vignoles was awarded the best Vignoles in the country.
For more information go to http://www.fennvalley.com