Monthly Archives: December 2009
Dec 31 2009
Aptera Newsletter December 2009 Vol 1 Issue 2

If you haven’t seen the latest news on aptera check it out. There’s some good info in it and hope that we will see the aptera coming out in 2010.  Fingers crossed as we have a deposit in for one.

Check it out here:

Dec 31 2009
Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all. May 2010 usher in positivity, awareness and peace.

Dec 31 2009
Find Toto Pet alert service

This morning I received my first call from Find Toto pet alert service.

Apparently one of my neighbors that I do not know lost his pet dog.

Very interesting use of technology where because of my proximity to Derrick I was called.

Check out the service at

Dec 31 2009
Apple New Product – ipad

So the rumors continue. Overdrive as expected:

Here’s the wrap-up.

1. Stock price for AAPL is at all time high. Will continue to rise. Some target it to $260.

2. Apple has started production on the iPad, iSlate, (whatever the name will be).

3. The announcement will be made in January 2010 in San Francisco, most likely Moscone Convention Center.

4. There was a problem with the glass, being brittle, but that has apparently been addressed.  No further details

5. Apple is riding the wave perfectly, as the Kindle, Nook, and other ereaders provide proof that this category is well established and will continue to grow. Apple takes it to the next level.

The question is will the price point Apple releases this new product at be accepted by the market. Some price it at $800. That would be on the high side, but not too much out of line. I would certainly put an order in for one.

The tablet category is expected to boom in 2010, some predict that Apple with a release and timely shipping could sell thousands of these units in the first year.

Dec 31 2009

Teeccino – various types of herbal coffee
Teeccino Caffe
PO Box 40829
Santa Barbara, CA 93140

Creator: Caroline MacDougall

Dec 31 2009
Speedy Board Up

Speedy Board Up placing boards on the store windows.

Dec 31 2009
LA Radio Website

Los Angeles Radio Website is being revamped and will be free to users starting in the new year.

Hit the login and place free in both the username and password.

From the site:

(December 31, 2009) is re-launching on January 4 with a new look, news updated in real time and there will be no subscription to view the current news. In a note sent to subscribers last night, a detailed dialogue described the necessary changes in order to keep the site alive and vibrant.

Dec 31 2009
Rush – rushed to hospital

Radio personality Rush Limbaugh was rushed to the hospital yesterday while his stay in Hawaii. Details are coming

Dec 30 2009
Deal of the Day – A Bargain Hunter’s Guide to the Extreme Pinots of 2007

Deal of the Day – A Bargain Hunter’s Guide to the Extreme Pinots of 2007

For a very limited time, we’ve got a deal you will want to tell your users about. We’ve sourced a short supply of California Pinot Noirs at an incredible price. If you’re looking for a bargain on great wine, THIS is it! Until we’re out of them, you can get a sampler of 6 bottles of Pinot Noir rated 90 or better for $175. This price INCLUDES shipping! See below for more information on shipping.

WineAcess is featuring a six-bottle sampler of 3 different 90+ rated wines for a limited time only. Save 30%. – order now!

Deal: Extreme Pinot 6-bottle sampler

The Pinot “Vintage of the Decade”
At first glance, it’s hard to understand. The 2007 vintage in northern California had the makings of one of the best in recent memory. The growing season started off warm with an early bud break. But, almost every harvest is defined by the last month of the growing season, and in 2007, that last month was just what the doctor ordered.

The skies stayed blue through September, even well into October. There were no heat spikes, just beautiful, sunny days and crisp, cool evenings. Growers had the luxury of taking their time with the harvest, if they so chose, waiting until maturity was perfect before picking.

Sound like the recipe for the perfect Pinot Noir? It was.
Then how is it possible that of all the Pinots we tasted (many of them top-rated wines) on our week long trip to Sonoma in September, only a few combined the richness of the vintage with the explosive aromatic purity of the variety?

There’s been a disturbing winemaking trend, one that emphasizes the desperate search for high scores — often at the expense of truly signature wine. The grade grubbing seems to have hit a climax in 2007. In a vintage that should have provided richness and a strong Burgundian backbone, too many of the wines are simple. Sure, the color is dark, but the wines are forward without the backbone that this vintage should have provided.

The exception? A handful of producers making wines from extreme settings, spots where low-yielding vineyards struggle to get grapes ripe. In 2007, the top producers of these small production bottlings took full advantage of both the richness AND vibrancy of the vintage. This collection of three is enough to make the guys in Vougeot wince:

  1. Drew “Weir Vineyard” Pinot Noir Anderson Valley: Grown in a cool pocket amongst the redwoods of Anderson Valley, just 15 acres situated on a steep (850 feet) southeastern slope;
  2. Baker Lane “Ramondo” Sonoma Coast: Crafted from just 4 acres planted in the sandy soil at the end of Baker Lane on the Sonoma Coast;
  3. Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch: From a few hand-selected sites at the coolest extremes of the world-class Dutton Ranch, shrouded in the morning fog of Green Valley.

As for the rest? Many will be highly scored. That’s what happens when you taste too many wines in one sitting; the wines that are more alcoholic and more concentrated (maybe a little bit of sugar left in the mix?) jump out. But almost all of these are flat on the finish, making them dull and simple.

So what should you buy? If you want dark fruit and don’t care about complexity, this is a vintage that will delight you. But, if you want world-class Pinot in what truly is a world-class vintage, go EXTREME.

Drew Label Tasting Notes
2007 Drew Wines Pinot Noir Weir Vineyard Yorkville Highlands
“Pure, vivid wild berry and blackberry fruit is both supple and tightly focused. Medium-bodied, long and persistent on the finish, where this picks up a pleasant spicy, earthy edge. Drink now through 2013. 206 cases made.”
92 points–Wine Spectator

Baker Lane Label 2007 Baker Lane Vineyards Pinot Noir Ramondo Vineyard Sonoma Coast
“Bright medium red. Spicy redcurrant and strawberry on the nose, with sexy floral and mineral qualities adding complexity. Musky cherry and red berry flavors are given spine by juicy acidity and fine-grained tannins, which add back-end grip. Stretches out with air, becoming broader and sweeter on the long, sappy finish.”
91 points–Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Dutton-Goldfield Label 2007 Dutton-Goldfield Pinot Noir Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley
“Bright, medium cherry-red. Vibrant aromas of black cherry, raspberry, rose petal and orange zest; a real essence of pinot noir in a Chambolle way. Then juicy, silky and brisk, with red fruit, orange peel and spice flavors framed by ripe, harmonious acidity. There’s no oakiness to get in the way of the pure, sharply focused fruit of this very suave and high-pitched pinot.”
90 points–Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Six-bottle sampler of 3 different 90+ rated wines for a limited time only. Save 30%. – order now!

Dec 30 2009
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