Archive for May, 2010

New Wines I have Tried

Posted in Uncategorized on May 11, 2010 by darmyers

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Hi Everyone,

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that I love Red Wine!  And I love experimenting and trying new wines.  I have tried some new wines lately that have been fabulous and I thought I would share.

I have tried a 2007 Chateau Mouton Rothschild Bordeaux – a nice different wine.  I don’t drink alot of Bordeaux’s so I found this one really different but very enjoyable, and at approximately $16 per bottle, its worth a try.

Probably the best buy in the Liquor Store right now is a 2006 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Meritage.  At just under $20, its extremely smooth and easy to drink.  The name Robert Mondavi is synonymous with California wine and this one does not disappoint.   Dark fruits with plum and black cherry notes, this wine goes with everything.

My recent ‘treat wine’, you know what I mean…. the wines you don’t buy all the time, and you treat yourself to a good bottle.  Well my recent treat wine was a La Fiole Chateau du neuf du Pape.   Apparently this is one of the biggest selling Chateau neuf du Pape’s in the world and the reason being is consistent great wine year after year.  This wine is made up of  80% Grenache, 7% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre, and 6% Cinsault.  Aged for 1 to 5 years in oak casks this is a beauty.

Definitely a wine worth sharing, they all are.

Cheers

Darlene

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Bay Roberts is one of the Best Places to Live!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 4, 2010 by darmyers

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Today Moneysense Magazine listed Bay Roberts, Newfoundland as the worst place to live in Canada.  I have to wonder if the person who made that designation has ever been to Bay Roberts.

As a brand new resident of Bay Roberts, I think it is a fantastic place to live.   it is a vibrant community with lots of cultural activities and events.   It has a very progressive town council and the people who work for the town are forward-thinkers who are constantly trying to improve.  How many other towns do you know of that are constantly trying to improve and make itself better.  That attitude alone makes it one of the best places to live in Canada.

There are events like the ‘A Time in Pigeon Inlet’ series that brings people from across Newfoundland and across Canada, and the Klondyke Festival is known island wide.  To name just a few.

The author of the article based his reasoning on high unemployment, low average household income and a dismal cultural industry.  Well I am employed full time, enjoy the benefits of an above average income and enjoy the many cultural events in Bay Roberts.

Just my opinion! 

Darlene

12 Months No Television

Posted in Uncategorized on May 1, 2010 by darmyers

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Today, May 1st, marks 12 months for me without television.  It is said people, including children, watch 22 to 28 hours of television per week.  Well, these are some of the things I have accomplished in these additional hours to my week.

1.  I have read approximately 104 books.  Books help the brain from going soft.   It has opened my mind.

2.  I have practiced and fine-tuned my public speaking abilities.  I have taken the opportunity to speak in public when-ever asked.  It has opened doors.

3.  I exercise 4 times a week.  It has opened a better mind and body and a much better attitude.

4.  I do at least one crossword puzzle per week.  A difficult one.  It makes me think.

It has been said with the amount of television most people watch, it has created a nation of morons.  I don’t think television is all bad, there are things we can learn from some very great channels.   But these aren’t the ‘highly watched channels’.  But for the most part there are 315 channels of nothing on. 

And 15 minutes of fame, a celebrity does not make.  Just because someone is on tv, does not make them a star.  Audrey Hebpurn was a star, Katherine Hepburn was a star, a person on a reality show is not a star.

Enjoy today television free.

Darlene