Last time my people went romping around the sunny and rolling vineyards of Sonoma and Napa, guess where I was? Just guess! I was with the dog walker here in not so sunny and not so rolling NYC. Determined to never let this abomination of pet abandonment occur again, I started my research… then a dapper looking French Bulldog caught my eye.
Frenchie, my new west coast hero, has his own Napa winery http://www.frenchiewinery.com/about/. Frenchie has not overlooked a single detail in ensuring this winery and tasting room are a lavish treat for human and canine alike. He has masterfully created a delightful environment for all to enjoy the fine wine and weather of the region… and I am looking forward to that barrel shaped doggie bed! I think Frenchie has come up with a smashing idea and I so know where our next “family” vacation is going to be! Wait… do I have to bring my brother???
For those of you who are way out of towners like me, Frenchie has some four footed friendly overnight accommodation suggestions in the region. Harvest Inn – St. Helena – Just down the street from the winery - or nearby Chanric Inn – Calistoga.
So if you are ready for some fine wine and dog biscuit pairings, wag and whine at your humans. You know they can’t resist your pleading eyes!
Winefully Yours, Bennett
Greetings, wine and spirit lovers!
Hopefully there is some demographic cross-over and you are also dog lovers! Since I am, in fact, a dog… it is sometimes hard for me to ONLY focus on the human preoccupations of designing, drinking, and entertaining.
Sometimes a dog just needs to bring it back to matters of the canine heart. Don’t worry, I am not going to lecture you on the ingredients in dog biscuits or the proper way to “scratch behind the ear.” I just want to remind all of my faithful followers that I am lucky to have found a loving home after I was abandoned. Not all dogs are this lucky and many are out there looking for people to love them.
So instead of telling you about new wine racks or coolers to fit into your NY home, I am going to suggest a good dog breed for your NY home. Can you guess what it is? Can you? That’s right! A Min Pin!!! A Min Pin (like me!) makes a great city companion as we are small, sturdy, and love adventure. We love to go out walking with you around town during the day and cuddle up with you at night. You have seen my pictures… you know I am irresistibly cute. Fortunately for you, most Min Pins are beyond adorable. If you are considering a canine pet, I urge you to consider adopting a Min Pin. My brother and I volunteer with many groups to help Min Pins find loving homes. For more details, check out the “Adopt a Min Pin” page.
And should you decide to adopt a Min Pin through our group, I guarantee we won’t just send you home with a new best friend, we will also give you a bottle of champagne to celebrate!
Winefully Yours- Bennett
Dang it! Santa, I totally forgot to put this on my list! I know its too late now for Christmas, but how about a new years gift? Happy January gift?? The Orvis Wine Barrel Dog Bed combines two of my favorites – wine and napping! And it looks oh so comfy cozy!
Please note that possession of this bed in no way guarantees my abstaining from the humans’ bed!
Winefully Yours- Bennett
Today I feel the need to make two blog entries as I enjoyed such a lovely summer’s evening at the Les Compagnons wine tasting event hosted at the Manhattan Wine XChange (I will say a few words about them in my next post). But first, the wine! Les Compagnons is not only a delicious line of fine French and California wines, with dog themed names like “Good Boy Cabernet,” but each bottle sale benefits New York City animal shelters. A most worthy cause in my opinion. The event was great. Mom enjoyed sipping wine and I enjoyed mingling with my canine friends while keeping a keen eye on the cheese spread. That’s me in the photo focusing on the brie. We of course could not leave without making a purchase. I was forced to walk home, as multiple bottles of the summer classic “Lazy Rose” were toted in my pet carrier! Cheers to a good cause!!
Winefully Yours- Bennett
Greetings wine lovers, home entertaining enthusiasts, and connoisseurs of fabulous design,
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Bennett and I am an incredibly handsome and debonair Miniature Pinscher (min pin for short). That’s right… I’m a dog… with a blog…
My human mom, Jessica Cox, is the owner and lead designer of Wine Life Design, an interior design firm specializing in custom wine storage and home bar solutions for wine, liquor, and home entertaining aficionados. She is genius at creating innovative designs specifically suited for the tight spaces of New York – and trust me they are tight (most likely why I am of the “miniature” variety).
After much adorable begging on my part, Mom has finally given me a position in the company. My official title is “Fine Wine Design Canine.” I was hoping for an Executive title, but apparently one has to earn THAT.
My job, other than looking cute, is to write a blog about cutting edge design in wine storage and bars, such as:
- Wine and bar furniture, shelving, and racking
- Wine coolers, refrigerators, and custom cabinets
- Wine and bar accessories
- And, of course, luxury interior finishes, fixtures, materials, and lighting to create the perfect entertaining space
So check in frequently for my general opinions (of which there are many) and bonus feature of actual insightful information!
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