What is Juneteenth?

“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” Desmond Tutu, South African Anglican cleric, Nobel Peace Price, humanitarian… I wasn’t planning to do a blog on this topic. It is June 23rd, four days after June 19th and the celebration- meaning of this date is still on my mind.Continue reading “What is Juneteenth?”

Where All the Magic Happens, My Office!

Lately, the majority of my time has been spent in my office, working 10-12 hours days then doing chores that turns into unplanned projects, such as reorganizing the refrigerator. So, why not share a peak of my office.  Years ago, I reclaimed a small bedroom, which was first my daughter’s room as a toddler, thenContinue reading “Where All the Magic Happens, My Office!”

Tobaccology’s Mysterious Cigar and Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Exciting! Don’t you love when your favorite Tobacconist hands you a cigar and says, “Try this and let me know what you think? Or the winemaker shows up to your tasting bring out a bottle of wine that hasn’t been released to the public. The logical response with that huge Chester cat grin, “It willContinue reading “Tobaccology’s Mysterious Cigar and Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon”

What a Success! Southern Draw Cigars and Tobaccology “Cigars for Warriors” Veteran’s Day Event!

Updating the TAPassions.com Cigar page to showcase a Great cause and event evolved to creating a cigar with a hint of wine and beer blog.    TAPasssions.com “Today’s Cigar Delight” is brought to you by Southern Draw Cigars and Tobaccology “Cigars for Warriors” Veteran’s Day Event! A GREAT and SUCCESSFUL EVENT! Over 100 five-packs of Southern Draw cigarsContinue reading “What a Success! Southern Draw Cigars and Tobaccology “Cigars for Warriors” Veteran’s Day Event!”

Mediterranean Cellars – “Diamonds, Wine and Tradition; What More Can You Ask For!”

  “The wine doesn’t start in the barrel; it starts in the vineyard.” — Louis Papadopoulos (Southern Living, October 2006) This quote describes perfectly the experience my husband and I had at Mediterranean Cellars. The memorable moment began in the parking lot of the vineyard. Immediately, we were welcomed by a beautifully spirited (yes, feltContinue reading “Mediterranean Cellars – “Diamonds, Wine and Tradition; What More Can You Ask For!””

Stone Tower Winery – Wine with a Taste of Interior Design

  Even though, it has been awhile since our last visit, Stone Tower Winery is still worth writing about. From the decor that makes you wonder if you walked into a home decor shop to wines that may you question if you are in Virginia. THE ARRIVAL Upon arriving to tasting counter, I had toContinue reading “Stone Tower Winery – Wine with a Taste of Interior Design”