Last updated: 04-27-2019
No fluff. No social media. Just now.
Working out of my office in Southeast PA.
The 2019 “conference season” is winding down, which means the growing season has just begun.
While my peers may be busy prepping the vineyard, I’m still focused on all of the cellar work that needs to happen before the 2019 harvest begins.
Keep an eye out for a wine bottling webinar series, in which I’m hosting another winemaking consultant who spent almost two decades working for Constellation Brands.
The Darn Good Winemakers network will focus on fixing any of those problem wines left in the cellar and adequately preparing for the pending harvest.
AND lots more to come on FSMA. Over the past year, I’ve met a few key individuals that have helped me determine how to better serve wineries and other alcohol-producing facilities that need to become FSMA compliant.
The last few months have definitely brought on a number of personal changes. The months ahead will continue to encourage change, and I am working on embracing that.
One of my goals this year was to visit more local museums and gardens to gain a greater appreciation for where I live. While I’m currently based out of Pennsylvania, I’m not always in love with the Commonwealth State. What I’ve learned is that there are number of treasures throughout the state, but they may be poorly marketed (or appreciated) by our state.
Here are a few places I visited:
- The Science History Institute (Philadelphia, PA): I loved seeing how science has evolved over the centuries. One of the most intriguing displays depicted how Americans have struggled to teach science to kids and adults, both in schools and as science advances.
- The National Liberty Museum (Philadelphia, PA): This was a surprisingly informative and also sad museum. But it covered key acts of heroism throughout our history.
- Brandywine River Museum of Art (Chadds Ford, PA): Holds a number of 19th and 20th century art pieces, especially those created by the Wyeth family.
- Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA): A personal favorite of mine, but I rarely go during the spring season. Beautiful any time of year.
I also currently made a book-reading switch from non-fiction (what I typically read) to fiction, and am diving back into the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley. I have some catching up to do! If you like mysteries, science, and cases solved by a curious young girl, you’ll love this series.