is Memorial Day weekend – a time when we remember those who died fighting for
our country. Maybe you have a trip planned to a local cemetery for a Memorial
Day service, or to, as my grandmother called it, “ decorate the graves .” Spirit of Vincennes Rend...
25, is not only Memorial Day, it's National Wine Day, too .
Although the origins of the
holiday are unclear, it's a perfect opportunity to enjoy a day set aside to
celebrate wine! Wine
has been consumed throughout the world for centuries. The e...
are well into the spring and in my region of the country the ticks seem to be
more numerous this year. While most people consider those creepy crawly
blood-suckers to be a nuisance, they can actually be devastatingly worse –
spreading Lyme disease, a com...
- Vincennes UnivsersityBroadcasting, 1978 - 1980
- Sangamon State UniversityCommunications, 1986 - 1988
love wine and will take any chance to sip, savor and share it! Hence, Joy’s JOY
of Wine http://joysjoyofwine.blogspot.com,
a weekly blog about all things wine. I've been in the industry for 15
years as a winery owner, marketing director, speaker, writer, wine judge, and
100% vino girl!
I'm also a professional freelance magazine and book writer uncorking articles about wine, food, history, travel, cemetery history and culture. My interest in cemetery culture led to another great, or maybe I should say "grave" gig, my weekly blog: A Grave Interest http://agraveinterest.blogspot.com where I get to travel around the country and speak about cemetery topics for genealogy, history and education conferences.
I suppose you could say that wine is my passion, and cemeteries are my diversion ... into another world.
- A Grave InterestBlogger, 2011 - present
- Joy's JOY of WineBlogger, 2012 - present
- Winery Social MediaConsultant, 2011 - 2013
- White Owl WineryOwner/Marketing Director, 1999 - 2011
- TV Producer/Director1985 - 1999
- Radio Announcer1980 - 1985