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May 15

Things to Do

Just a couple of things I want to point out today, before you head off for your weekend.

First, make sure you stop by Liquor Direct today or tomorrow – either location. You'll find local blogging brethren Tim from CheapWineRatings.com and Jonathon from BestDrinkEver.net holding court and pouring wine. I have no doubt they'll have excellent wines, so go say hello. And remember – Liquor Direct tastings are always free!

Next, I've just been alerted to a cool tour in Newport that has nothing to do with wine, but needs to be publicized because, well, it's cool.

Here's the info:

Newport Gangster Tour $15 dollars, May 16, 17, 23, 24, 25

Before there was Las Vegas… there was Newport, Kentucky. The original Sin City.

Rising from the profits of bootlegging, Newport would quickly grow to become the premier gaming destination in the US.  Walk the streets where gangsters made their millions, gamblers lost their lives, and ladies of the night earned their living.  See the buildings that housed casinos, brothels, and speakeasies.  Explore Newport's connection to some of the most well known crime figures in our country's history, and discover the individuals who gave the town its infamous reputation.

Tours Start at 723 Monmouth Street and run every hour between 11:00 and 7:00
Except Sundays tours run between 11:00 and 5:00.

Why you should go.
1. All proceeds from this event support global service learning, service projects in Central America.
2. Free steak dinner coupon for The Syndicate

I recently picked up a new camera and that seems like an excellent opportunity to practice my photography skills (or lack thereof). We'll be there at some point over the next two weekends.

If you happen to have a Kindle, you can now subscribe to My Wine Education and have it wirelessly downloaded to your device. This also works if you have the Kindle iPhone app. Amazon set the price at $1.99 per month. (You should know I had no control over that – if I could have, I would have offered it for free.)

Finally, there's a new Print-Friendly button over in the right hand column. It allows you to print a select post without all the headers and columns – just the content. Nifty, right? Just click the title of the post you want to print  then click the Print-Friendly button. Ta da!  

I'm going to spend this weekend doing absolutely nothing other than recovering from a cold (hopefully it's not the Swine Flu) brought on by non-stop stress and activity over the last 6 weeks. I hope you get a chance to relax as well.


Photo Credit: mcedwards

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