March 31, 2019
I am really depressed about my Cat
Yesterday at 4 Pm after being open for tasting, Pat, Catalina and I decided to head over to Catalina's place. I had been there one of two times for celebrations but not recently. Catalina now has a small dog that jumped on me at least 20 times before I pushed him back. I do not like dogs, but I tried my best to be nice because it was Catalina's dog, but no she did not want the dog but she inherited it from her sister who now lives in Texas.
So Pat and I were there at Catalina's place to see if we could find Cory, my cat for the last 5 years. Think!!, I have lost almost all of my cats here from Coyote attacks, but Cory has survived for almost 5 years.
I wanted Cory to have a new life with Maverick who is Catalina's son who was born the same time as Cory. He is a very nice kid at 5 years old.
Pat and I were there for 30 minutes calling for Cory and he did not come so we assume he has taken off away from this annoying little dog. I feel real bad that I did not ask if Catalina had a dog. Cory obviously was scared of the dog. For the first two days he hid and then he was gone.
Monday April 1, 2019 no fools
This is hard, but I have to start at 8pm, this may take several days and many months to resolve, but the bottom line is The Winegrowers Of Dry Creek Valley want to charge you 1.85% for every sale you do in tasting rooms out in Dry Creek Valley and the tasting rooms in Healdsburg are not charged. I could go on right now but oh OK, I have some Dribble Belt, From Windsor, only 4.5 Alcohol so I will try to pace myself?
So the Winegrowers who do the Passport Event want more money. I have heard and documented they have plenty in the bank. I see, They have a good cause, they want money to promote Dry Creek Valley and so it is a good thing. They have it figured out: They will go to the Sonoma County Supervisors to ask for a tax of 1.85%.
I have heard and I will go to a meeting.......that the Winegrowers only need a few big wineries, it is gauged on sales tax revenue so if Ferrari Carano and maybe Seghesio are in favor, it is a done deal. I am dropping out but I will have much more to say before the end................
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Below is the whole Wine Growers Of Dry Creek Valley proposal to charge any of you who come into our tasting room 1.85% on all sales, even if to be shipped out of state and/or buying "Futures" which are not bottled. I am heading off to two meetings on Thursday to discuss with members who are against this. I figure it will cost me over $5,000 and I will not be charging any of you because it is unfair to all my loyal customers.
Wine Growers Petition
OK, 8:00 PM:
OK, OK, I figured it out But it says: Futures if
purchased in the tasting room should be assessed!! What
really upsets me is I have looked at all our tasting room
sales and and most of them have been for events, like The
Passport Event, promoted by The WineGrowers and they
sellout every year and can't get more money unless they
charge our customers. Oh, I am sure you heard the tasting
rooms in Healdsburg will not be assessed and my
opinion.......they will benefit more than us way out in
7.5 miles, just one mile before Ferrari Carano. It is a
great place, nice gardens, they are on a destination
place. I love Ferrari Carano, we get some traffic I am
sure...........Digress, I am into 4.5% alc, Dribble
Belt.........hops!!, nice, I have enough for tomorrow?
................ So it will not benefit me. And The Wine
Road Barrel tasting which was promoted by a different
organization has advertised a lot so to promote people to
come to Dry Creek Valley ................so how can they
say my charging all these customers who come in every year
and pay to attend and to be charged another fee??? And
purchase from us so would they buy more if this
organization puts in $500,000 into promoting Dry Creek
Valley. That is the question on any marketing to deceive
I figured out I may have to pay $3000 at the most. But it
is mostly because of my loyal customers. We sell all the
wine we can make so I do not need more promotion. I am
sure it is about the employees who are hired by The Wine
Growers Board, don't get me into that, they have an
So Brad a guy who is important said this:
Diff. argument:::::::::::................The Petition Says it doesn't affect wine club.
Tuesday April 3
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