St. Patrick’s Day

Green Wine for St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm , by


It’s been a long winter for everyone. I can’t think of any part of the country that wasn’t either pummeled by snow, drowned in rain, or frozen to death…Okay, maybe I’m being a tad extreme. But in any case, I’m ready for spring. That’s why a night of filling beer and heavy stews isn’t exactly on the menu for me this St. Patrick’s Day. Instead, I’m going to have some refreshing “green” wine tonight, like this Sauvignon Blanc from Sterling Vineyards. It’s made from organic grapes and comes in a recycled bottle, and at $12, you’ll have plenty more than a pot of gold left over. Just think, you could spend it on cableknit sweaters, Irish step-dancing lessons, or anything else a leprechaun might convince you to buy.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

A St. Patty’s Day Present from LHJ: Celtic Woman

March 17, 2010 at 3:43 pm , by

celticwoman Let me tell you ladies, these five women know how to get down. I saw the group perform live (with special guest PS 22) while they were in New York City on their Songs From the Heart Tour, and their energy and talent was exhilarating and inspiring. Their repertoire ranges from heartbreakingly beautiful ballads (like “Fields of Gold” and “Amazing Graze”) to feisty fiddle solos (courtesy of Máiréad Nesbitt) and traditional Irish tunes.

I sat down with them while they were in the Big Apple to chat a bit about their most exciting experience so far as a band and why they think their music is hitting such a nerve right now with audiences around the world. Check out our talk…PLUS a special, live performace with the ladies below. Cheers!