Tuesday, July 8, 2014

An excellent tribute by Guinness

I make no secret that I am supportive of those who serve our country.  My own personal time spent deployed to various “Garden Spots” around the world has definitely grounded me in reality – and links me to those today with a type of brotherhood that not many can understand.

Also, anyone that knows me knows of my love for Guinness. 

When you combine the two – well, I like to think that is what the product of this excellent commercial would be all about.

To all my brothers and sisters deployed world wide (with a special shout to Gordie, Albie and the 33s Everywhere)…..I give you “The Empty Chair”

 

PS – This is also posted on both my old and my new format blog HERE.

An excellent tribute by Guinness

I make no secret that I am supportive of those who serve our country.  My own personal time spent deployed to various “Garden Spots” around the world has definitely grounded me in reality – and links me to those today with a type of brotherhood that not many can understand.

Also, anyone that knows me knows of my love for Guinness. 

When you combine the two – well, I like to think that is what the product of this excellent commercial would be all about.

To all my brothers and sisters deployed world wide (with a special shout to Gordie, Albie and the 33s Everywhere)…..I give you “The Empty Chair”

 

PS – This is also posted on SmokesAndBooze, and my new format blog HERE.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Not many things have changed

Over at iO9, they have some great pictures entitled - Extraordinary Photos of Everyday Life in Oak Ridge, the Secret City during the Manhattan Project.

One of the pictures jumped out at me – of people lined up to get cigarettes.

It reminded me of my time in Saudi Arabia, Iraq & Kuwait – with soldiers lined up around the block to get into the PX….where one of the coveted items was a deck of smokes…regardless if you smoked or not.

Smokes

Monday, June 2, 2014

Now I know where to drink….

I love info-graphical maps.

If you do too – you should head over to Floating Sheep and check out their graphics on “The Beer Belly of America”

Crime in the Wine Industry

Police in the Italian regions of Lazio, Liguria and Umbria have found extensive labelling frauds, upgrading cheap wines and delivering them for sale at up to ten times their value, La Repubblica reports.

Among 30,000 bottles seized are some from Bocelli’s family winery near Pisa, which yields an exclusive 300 bottles a year.

Be careful what you drink.

Italy Wine Seizure

Thursday, May 1, 2014

When you combine Booze and Chainsaws, everyone wins

This was submitted by my buddy Alby, who is my Artsy-Fartsy counterpart (seriously – Check out his work HERE).  While he calls this “Art”…..whenever you combine Booze and a Chainsaw, I call it Porn.

Enjoy

 

Winesicles and Charity

I initially saw on my friend @SassyShae’s Facebook page and thought it was a cute idea (but not to practical for me).

Take a peek yourself – and then pick up the story after the jump.

Since I am not much of a wine drinker (with only an occasional bottle here and there), I didn’t know how practical it was for me. 

That is until later today, when I was investigating Military Charities (Helping Veterans is another passion) and came across this story from CK Mondavi and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund…..

 CK Mondavi Supports the IFHF

In our third year of support for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, our goal is to raise even more money than we raised in the past two years. This year in particular is special to us, as Peter Mondavi Sr., a veteran of World War II, turns 100 years old this November.

In 2012, we proudly raised more than $27,000 for the IFHF. Last year, we surpassed that total by raising over $35,000. This year, our goal is to raise $50,000 to further the cause of this noble organization, and you can help. Between May and August, we’ll donate $1 for every Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund themed coupon redeemed, up to a maximum of $50,000. You can find these coupons on bottle of CK Mondavi in participating retail stores.

About the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund:

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in supporting the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families. Begun in 2000 and established as an independent not-for-profit organization in 2003, the Fund has provided close to $150 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. These efforts are funded entirely with donations from the public, and hundreds of thousands of individuals have contributed to the Fund.

The IFHF Mission Statement
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families.  Supporting these heroes helps repay the debt all Americans owe them for the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation.  They are, in the words of our founder, the late Zachary Fisher, “our nation’s greatest national resource,” and they deserve all the help that our nation can provide.  The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in meeting this important national mission.

As a veteran of the Persian Gulf War and friend of veterans of many other wars – I think this is a great way to help a Military Charity that has an A+ Rating and done a lot to help our military heroes who may have injuries we just can see.

So, if you are picking up a few bottles of wine for the weekend, restocking the cabinet or just looking for a summer treat for Memorial Day …..do everyone a favor and give CK Mondovi a chance.  I know I will.

---Salute

 
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