Wollersheim Winery of Prairie du Sac won Winery of the Year at the San Diego International Wine Competition. The winery is celebrating 40 years in operation. It’s not the first time that they have won this award. Loved the quote from Robert Whitley, director of the competion and a syndicated wine columnist “Then there was the “man bites dog” narrative in which the Napa Valley thunder was stolen by a winery from Prairie du Sac, Wis. Strange but true. Wisconsin’s Wollersheim Winery placed six wines, including two from its second label, Cedar Creek, in the championship round. Two of those wines, the Wollersheim White Riesling, $9, and the 2010 Prairie Fume, $10, took best of class riesling and seyval, respectively.”
Who says that wines have to cost a fortune and come from California or France. You can get some award wining wines right here is Wisconsin. The winery has a great tour and Philippe and Julie do a wonderful job with attention to detail in their wine making.
Come and take a tour soon and enjoy an award winning bottle of wine from Wisconsin.
Can you believe that Oreo’s have been around for 100 years? I love them. How many different kinds can you remember eating? There are regular, double stuffed, Chocolate stuffed, Peanut Butter, And who knows how many more. Oreo’s are the perfect accompaniment to a cold glass of milk. Do you eat them as is or twist them apart, lick the icing out first if you twist them apart? I just like to dunk them and enjoy them.
There are so many things celebrating a birthday or anniversary this year. The Golden Gate Bridge is 75 years old. Hope I look that good when I’m 75.
The Peace Corp is 50 this year. I remember when President Kennedy called for people to help. Today it seems that my generation is taking a look at the Peace Corp as a way to pay back for all that we have received.
Les Miserables turned 25 this year. So many memories of this show. Cat’s also is 25 and I’ll be seeing it next week and Overture Center in Madison. Saw it in New York 22 years ago. One of my favorite shows. Oh what a birthday party that was.
Well I must be feeling old today with this walk down memory lane. Have a great day.
Went and saw Blue Man Group last night, at the Overture Center, for the first time. What an amazing show. They kept the audiance engaged for the entire show. If you haven’t seen these guys you have to go. I see that they are also opening a new show at Universal Studios in Orlando in February.
I loved it when they started to go out into the audience. We have seats at the end of the 6th row, and I ended up looking one of them in the face for a minute and then he had his hand on my head as he looked around the room. Never realized that they had a camera on stage following guys so I was on the big screen also.
The finale was amazing when they toss the lighted balls out into the audience and everyone is tossing them around, then they shoot toilet paper into the air, srteamers come down from the ceiling and big tubes of fabric are blowing over the audience. When they light go out they arsk that you please gently return their balls to the stage.
There are still tickets available for the show at Overture Center in Madison. If you ever have a chance to see Blue Man Group go and see them, you’ll enjoy it I’m sure.
Don’t forget that the Overture Center is only 22 minutes from Naeset-Roe Inn and after a restful nights sleep you’ll get a fabulous breakfast to start your day.
It has been a long time since I did a blog entry. I’ve gone through another surgery for mouth cancer and had 31 radiation treatments and 5 chemo treatments in the last 5 months. Everything is going ok but it is a little difficult to talk right now, so if you call expect a horse voice.
I want to thank all of you that have shown your support while I have been in my recovery. Your prayers and well wishes are greatly appreciated.
Look forwward to seeing you again at Naeset-Roe Inn soon.
I’ve been experimenting with new recipes so look for some new things at the breakfast table.
This weekend Canoecopia comes to Madison. March 11-13 at the Alliant Energy Center. The World’s Largest Paddlesports Exposition. Naeset Roe Inn still has a few rooms open for your relaxation after touring all the kayaks and canoes on display and talking to all the people from all over the place that have the best experience all lined up for your adventure. It’s easy to get there from the Inn, and you don’t have to worry about running into some of the “riots” that Fox News is reporting are happening at the Capital. Give us a call at 608-877-4150 and get away from it all.
The Stoughton Opera House has a great lineup for May 2011. Go to Stoughton Opera House to check out the events and purchase tickets. Don’t forget that your tickets get you a 10% discount on your stay at the Naeset Roe Inn on the night of the performance. Enjoy a great show, a great nights rest in a Victorian home and a wonderful breakfast created byyour award winning innkeeper Carl Povlick.
Tony Rice Unit
Fri. May, 6 2011 7:30pm
About Tony Rice Unit
We’re willing to bet that most flatpickers remember the first time they heard Tony Rice play their reaction was similar to ours — a mouth opened in astonishment. Such power, tone, timing, and fluidity coming from one acoustic guitar, thus the reason for asking him to return to the Opera House. Even today, after hearing countless great flatpickers, there’s still something about Tony Rice’s playing that sets him apart. Tony Rice spans the range of acoustic music, from straight-ahead bluegrass to jazz-influenced new acoustic music, to songwriter-oriented folk. Over the course of his career, he has played alongside J.D. Crowe and the New South, David Grisman, led his own groups, collaborated with fellow picker Norman Blake, Peter Rowan and recorded with his brothers. With grace, technical skill, and exquisite taste and timing, Rice is still growing. The Current Tony Rice Unit line-up: Tony and Wyatt Rice, guitars; Rickie Simpkins, fiddle; Josh Williams, mandolin; Bryn Davies, bass Read the rest of this entry »
On Tuesday, March 15th, the Stoughton High School Band Department invites you its spring concert.
Both bands will perform, as well as several chamber ensembles and solos.
It is at 7pm in the high school performing arts center, this concert is free and open to the public.
Featured composers are Clifton Williams, Richard Saucedo, Wisconsin composer Pierre La Plante, and others.
These kids are great, you’ll enjoy them.
The Stoughton Opera House has a great lineup for April. Go to Stoughton Opera House to check out all the events and purchase tickets. Don’t forget that your tickets get you a 10% discount on your stay at the Naeset Roe Inn on the night of the performance. Enjoy a great show, a great nights rest in a Victorian home and a wonderful breakfast created by the award winning innkeeper Carl.
Sat. April 2, 2011 7:30pm
About Iris DeMent
Artists like Iris DeMent aren’t supposed to exist anymore in this cynical world. Singing unironically about family, forgiveness, and other real-life mysteries, DeMent has established herself as a straightforward singer/songwriter with the ability to touch the heart and soul of an audience. Read the rest of this entry »
Get out of the cold and meet the artist Steven Kozar at Robert Rae Gallery, Friday – February 21, 2011, 5-9 pm.
Many Wisconsinites and people from all over the world know the great realist paintings of Steven Kozar. Now you can see all of his remaining originals, and meet Steven at Robert Rae Gallery. All of the paintings are for sale and prints are also available. This wonderful show and sale runs through February 20th, if you don’t get a chance to get there tonight.
This versitale artist will also be entertaining you with live music, accompanied by his son Andrew Kozar.
Refreshments will be served, so you can snack while you decide on which painting to purchase.
Robert Rae Gallery
184 W. Main Street
Open 7 days a week for you!
If you need something for the Scandinavian cook in you, they have a great grouping of jams and spreads. Lefsa grills and rollers,Krumkake bakers and more.
So weather you live in or make a trip to Stoughton don’t miss the Winter Sale at Nordic Nook, 176 W. Main Street in Historic Downtown Stoughton.