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Isle of Dee Merchant Interview – Kittycat's Creations by Kittycat Ninetails

Kittycat’s Creations
by Kittycat Ninetails


I am a builder mostly.  I make textures and drinks and decanters and anything else that strikes my fancy.  I love making custom work and doing custom trays and drinks for folks. 

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A trip to a French barrel factory

We seldom get a chance to see where some of the things we use on a daily basis come from.  So as a winemaker, I was thrilled to visit Dargaud & Jaegle in Romaneche Thorins, France this spring as a guest of Eric Fourthon and directorJean-Marcel Jaegle to tour the amazing facility that builds some of the best wine barrels in the world. 467 more words


{Wine Wednesday} Wine barrel cocktail table

After we did our big remodel last summer we moved our table from the deck to the lower patio. In doing that, I noticed a lack of horizontal surfaces on the deck. 362 more words


Napa Earthquake And Wine Barrels

*Update at bottom

I’ve received some inquires regarding the Napa Earthquake and whether it was affecting us here at Paso Wine Barrels. The short answer is no. 350 more words

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I wanted to show some of my surfing shots during my trips and here at home, some water photography and others from the land, I really enjoy water photography I consider this the most representative kind of image you can get from this sport-lyfestyle, but well, like somethings in life, sometimes you just got to stay in the sand or shoot from a boat. 252 more words


Napa Valley Slammed by a Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake

The Napa Valley in California was slammed by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake at 3:20am Saturday morning. For residents of California, we are sort of used to earthquakes. 816 more words

2011 'The Curly' Pinot Noir - Chene De Beaux Monts Barrels

For the 2011 vintage we we’re given a special opportunity to acquire barrels all sourced from one 400 year old French oak tree from the forests of Northern France.   548 more words

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