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Aging and My Mid-Life Crisis

I can't believe that I am now 40. It sounds SO OLD. But I don't feel like I should be THAT old. Its depressing. I think I'm having a harder time accepting this then I did for when I turned 30.

It's scary. To be frank and a little macabre, you have to start planning for end of life stuff. There is a lot I have yet to do with my life. But to be planning old people stuff, its scary.

How much longer am I going to live? How can I do this the healthiest that I possibly can? Should I buy life insurance for my other half and I? How can I increase our retirement savings. (Going on a cruise a couple times a year is not helping with that savings.) At what age should I sign up for AARP?

I had one friend die of Pancreatic cancer this past year. It hit him hard and sadly fast. I had another friend in November pass due to complications with pneumonia and his diabetes. I seen him in the store a week or two before he passed and he was out of it. I googled both their names when I did n…

Wine Tastings: Let’s Get This Party Started

Wine Tastings: Let’s Get This Party Started

Lifestyle / Tastings

There’s a hush of anticipation over the room and then the sound of a popping cork and the clear chime of crystal upon crystal as glasses clink. A swirl, a sip and then comes the laughter. Where are we? At a wine tasting in the Napa or Sonoma Valley? No, we are in a suburban living room at a WineShop At Home wine tasting event. The Host of this evening’s party has invited 15 of their friends and family to enjoy what formerly was only available in wine country, but is now available in over 30 states in the U.S.

As your WineShop At Home as a Wine Consultant, I arrive at the Hosts’ home to guide you and your guests through five or six wines – beginning with a lighter, aperitif wine and working through to the bigger and bolder wines and then on to the sweeter dessert wine. You can enjoy providing a taste of the wine country to your guests and offering them an opportunity to purchase wines directly from the company’s licensed, bonded winery in Napa, California. Most guests purchase a half-case or full-case of wine and often purchase the company’s Artisan Collection Wine Club as well so they can continue the wine lifestyle experience long after the party is over.

Remember from Wednesday's post? Hosting is fun and simple!

Hosting a Wine Tasting is Fun & Simple:
1. Reserve a Date with your Wine Consultant
2. Invite Your Friends
3. Provide Simple Appetizers and Glasses
4. Relax and Enjoy the Tasting!

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