SEATTLE, WA – Debra Prinzing, Slow Flowers founder and creative director, announced details for the 2019 American Flowers Week campaign and unveiled this year’s botanical couture collection featuring nine floral fashion looks designed with iconic American-grown botanicals. American Flowers Week is produced by Prinzing’s Slowflowers.com, the comprehensive online resource that connects consumers with local, seasonal and sustainable flowers.
Since 2015, Prinzing has staged a week-long celebration of domestic flowers to raise consumer awareness and unite America’s flower farmers with the U.S. floral industry. Last year, that effort generated 4.0 million social media impressions on Twitter and Instagram, demonstrating the power of images, ideas and values that promote American flowers.
“I created American Flowers Week in 2015 as a community-focused floral holiday that encourages participation from everyone in the floral marketplace — from flower seed and bulb producers to growers; fr... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/slow-flowers-announces-2019-american-flowers-week/
While preparing for the exam, he decided that instead of learning about it, he should probably just make it. He enrolled in the wine program at South Seattle College that same year and then made his first vintage of Cabernet Franc (2011). Talk about being on the fast track. “I like the Loire Valley Chinons, Burgundy and Beaujolais Crus. I like the softer style wines that are fruit and fermentation driven, rather than oak driven.” Michael adds “I also like lower alcohol wines and I felt that might not be possible in Washington. I started discovering some cooler sites in the Columbia Gorge for wines like Pinot Noir. I started to go in big on Columbia Gorge fruit.”
His 2011 Cabernet Franc was produced in a shared space with Lauren Ashton Cellars in Woodinville. He helped make their wines while working on his first wine, a Cabernet Franc. Now he and his wife have their own space in Woodinville and production is up to 2,400 cases a year of Cabernet Franc (Rattlesnake Hills), Pinot Noir (Columbia Gorge), Gruner Veltliner (Columbia Gorge), Sauvignon Blanc (Yakima Valley), Chardonnay (Columbia Gorge), Riesling (Columbia Gorge), Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley) and Malbec or Cot (Columbia Gorge). An example of his renaissance side is labeling his Malbec as Cot (pronounced koe). This is what Malbec has been called for hundreds of years in Cahors, southwestern France.
“I’m shooting for single varietal, single vineyard wines with lower alcohol levels that express the vintage and the soils. I’m not looking as much for consistency, but honesty in wine making. I’m shooting for the grapes I get, and let them do the work. I try to stay out of it.” His inspiration for the style of wines he works to achieve come from J. Christopher and Cameron wineries in the Willamette Valley. “Their philosophy in wine making hit a note for me. In particular, dry farming which is done in the Columbia Gorge.”
I asked Michael how he treads that fine line between artistic expression in wine making, sticking to his philosophy, and selling his wines. He said… ” I started at... http://blog.seattlepi.com/bluecollarwineguy/2015/12/29/winery-of-the-year-savage-grace-wines-woodinville-washington/
JERMAINE KEARSE: REPRESENTING THE 253
Every so often, you’ll hear an NFL television announcer imply that Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse is from Seattle. Sometimes they’ll get the Lakewood part correct but treat the town as if it were a suburb of Seattle.
As a South Sounder it can drive a person crazy.
The big city up in the 206 already has a long list of homegrown sports heroes, and it doesn't need to be taking credit for a rising star that is absolutely from the 253.
Last year, the City of Lakewood celebrated “Jermaine Kearse Day” on April 12, and the crowds were huge. As a newly minted Super Bowl champion and one of the heroes of the 2013 NFC Championship game, it was a fitting gesture from the community. The former Lakes Lancer football star is always the first person to show respect and love to his hometown and the people of Lakewood and the feeling in this part of the Puget Sound is very much mutual.
Out of my Element: Monster Trucks// Monster Jam delivers the decibels and destruction to the Dome
When I was about ten years old, the monster truck called “Bigfoot” crashed into the boyhood scene of America. The car crushing dreams that we never knew existed were now right there on the television screen in all their destructive glory. It was next to impossible to not get hooked by such a huge, behemoth of a truck that could seemingly tackle any obstacle at will.
Shortly after that, Christmas happened and I found myself the proud owner of the toy that every red-blooded youngster desired that holiday season: the electronic Bigfoot toy.
To this day, I can’t recall what else I got that Christmas, and I’m sure it probably included some G.I. Joe and/or Star Wars paraphernalia. This was some serious toy business we’re talking about and nothing was go... http://www.tacomaweekly.com/sports/article/our-top-stories-of-the-year-offer-up-a-little-bit-for-every-fan