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My 100th Post

For my 100th Blog Post, I was planning on something reminiscent, like revisiting the wine that started my journey all those years ago.

However, with the devastating fires ravaging Northern California’s wine country, it seems more appropriate to share a way you, my readers and fellow wine lovers, can help.

I’m moved by the bravery of the first responders. You may not know this about me, but  I am former law enforcement. As such, I know what it is like to leave loved ones behind during a disaster and give of oneself to help strangers.

Living in NorCal, but well out of harm’s way, I’m very impressed by the resilience of the human spirit already arising out of the wildfires. Even as the fires rage out of control, people are looking ahead toward recovery and rebuilding. I am amazed and appreciative of the groundswell of support that has started. I’ve seen GoFundMe pages, numerous national and regional charities, and now NakedWines.com stepping up.

 

As you probably know, I am a supporter and customer of NakedWines.com. Champions of winemakers around the world, NakedWines.com is hosting a site where you can donate to support those affected by these disastrous wildfires. Many of the other donation sites I’ve seen are area-specific, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The NakedWines.com effort covers the whole region. The main recipient of the funds raised will be the Napa Valley Community Foundation, but others will include the Red Cross and other disaster relief agencies in the greater region.

Follow this link if you’d like to contribute: https://us.nakedwines.com/fire-recovery You don’t have to be a NakedWines.com customer to donate, but in doing so, you will truly be an Angel to those in need.

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Please give generously to help those affected. If you would prefer to give to a different charity, please do. This is not a competition, and I won’t be offended.

That post about my first taste of good wine? That’ll have to wait until post number 101.

Thank you.

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6 thoughts on “My 100th Post

  1. Dracaena Wines October 14, 2017 at 2:01 pm Reply

    Congratulations on your 100th post. Sad that it was among this horrible time for Northern California. We will continue to keep those affected in our thoughts and do all we can to help.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Appetite for Wine October 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm Reply

      Thanks, Lori. And a big thank you for all you are doing to support the fire relief efforts.

      Like

  2. thewineraconteur October 14, 2017 at 4:28 pm Reply

    Congratulations on your dedication and your thoughts of the tragedy that has befallen our beloved wine country.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. bcwinetrends October 20, 2017 at 10:20 am Reply

    Congratulations on your Blog milestone. Our thoughts are with the California wine country residents in this difficult time. British Columbia had a difficult time with wildfires this year too.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Appetite for Wine October 20, 2017 at 10:24 am Reply

      Thanks, Julian. Wildfires and the devastation they bring know no political boundaries. We may not hear as much about the BC fires in our local media, but our hearts go out to you as well. Cheers!

      Liked by 1 person

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