Archive for December, 2013

Lummi Island Wine Tasting December 28 ’13

Where gold comes from We all know that gold is both rare and desirable, and from basic economics we know that means it is expensive (just the thing for making jewelry!). It is pretty stuff, and has a lot of very intriguing properties you may not know about, such as its amazing malleability: “One ounce […]

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Lummi Island Wine Tasting December 21 Winter Solstice 2013

BIG Solstice Thoughts Our distant ancestors had perhaps a more vested interest in the passage of the seasons than most of us. Still, followers of this blog will have observed our fascination with the annual cycle of solstices, equinoxes, and cross-quarter days, which define the solar year. Today the thought occurred to me that we […]

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Lummi Island Wine Tasting December 14 ’13

Uh-oh, where did all this wine come from??¬† It’s not as if this is our first December with the wine shop. We know that many locals go away for the winter or get caught up with holiday activities, and that many of our urban second-home-on-Lummi¬† friends from Seattle or Vancouver won’t be back until Spring. […]

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Lummi Island Wine Tasting December 7 ’13

Andrew Murray Sometime around 2004, a road trip took us to Los Olivos, California, near Santa Barbara, where we found the tasting room for Andrew Murray Vineyards. The winery itself is a few miles away on Foxen Canyon Road– by my reckoning one of the most beautiful spots on Planet Earth. I liked the wines […]

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