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I believe in creating. 

I believe in doing what you love… 

I believe in bringing an idea to life.

It’s just one of the reasons why I love making fabulous content for you to enjoy.

I have a tiny secret to share with you… 

My “main” business that puts the brioche and the butter on the table is an obligation. 

It’s a duty. 

One that I do willingly most days and some days kicking, screaming and flouncing on the floor like an angry toddler who can’t get chocolate milk for breakfast.

But I also believe in fulfilling obligations.

And everything I touch needs to be done to the best of my abilities.

We all have roles to play… Mother, daughter, grandma, auntie, friend, wife, girlfriend, partner, employee, and so many more.

One thing you might have forgotten and I’m here to remind you…

Like your slightly buzzed fairy god auntie…

YOU are the STAR of your life… 

It’s your job to shine.

And it’s also your job to manage other people’s expectations of you.   

What you accept.  What you ask for.  What you get. And what you give.

So, what happens when those obligations you’ve created are no longer working for you?

Well, Sheila, it’s up to you to figure out what will work for you. 

Hold onto your ovaries, and start changing what you don’t like.

So, you can get what YOU TRULY WANT.

Side note:  I hate when people say, “Grow some balls.”  Why balls?  

Balls shrivel up when cold or under stress.

Ovaries however…

…They punch you in the gut every month to let you know they’re still there.  Ovaries win.

One of my goals for 2020 is to create a way to make some cheddar, dough, dollahs, or euros from my passion and the fun stuff like talking to you.

I’ve got some surprises up my sleeve, so stay tuned for that. 😉

I think you should do what you love.  

Suppose it takes a little while to get there – then that’s okay. The time will pass anyway.  

What lit me up about creating and living your passion was when Snoop Dogg showed up in my kitchen.

Err… when Mr. W&D brought home 19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Cali Red Wine for me. 

If Snoop Dogg himself strutted into my kitchen right then, I’d be pissed off that I didn’t get a chance to put on eyeliner or bake him some “magic brownies”.

I love Snoop Dogg. He’s an icon, a cutting-edge creative, and a  businessman who’s created an empire from what he loves. 

He fits the 19 Crimes vibe of defiance, creativity, and individuality. 

19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Cali Red Wine – It’s A Crime to Make Wine This Good

This wine is luscious. 

It’s a Petit Sirah and Zinfandel blend that’s dense, a little leather smack (like a love tap), packed with bright tart raspberries, smothered in blackberry jam, whiffs of vanilla, and toasted oak with a long finish that’s a little sweet. 

It’s a dry blend.  But the ever slight sweet finish comes from the Zinfandel. 

Easily drinkable.

19 Crimes is a riot of a wine label, it’s quirky and a little off-kilter (like me on a boat).  

What makes 19 Crimes unique is each criminal on the label was sentenced to punishment by transportation from England to Australia.  

There are 19 different corks made, and each cork contains one of the 19 crimes a person could commit to be sentenced to “Punishment by Transportation.” 

The corks are randomly distributed, so when you uncork a bottle, you’re also uncorking a crime. Pretty clever.

Did you know you could get sentenced to “Transportation” by impersonating an Egyptian? 

I can’t make this stuff up. 

Apparently, in the 16th century, some English lords decided that it would become a felony to impersonate one. 

I have no idea why, but as far as I can tell, it was to stop Gypsies from roaming around England in the middle ages and “persuade” (said in air bunnies) them to adopt a so-called stable and settled lifestyle. Those who didn’t comply were executed and later Transported. 

I’m scratching my head. I have no other words. 

Because now we’re so progressive, right? 😉

Oh, and 19 Crimes has living wine labels.  Once you download their app you can listen to each convict’s story.  It’s fascinating!

You can even listen to Snoop Dogg’s words of wisdom too…

Just scan the label and watch him come to life on his 19 Crimes Cali Red bottle.

19 Crimes Cali Red Wine is definitely Wine & Drama approved.

P.S.  If you haven’t checked out Shop Wine & Drama, you really should.  There’s some amazing gifts for your favorite wino (go look in the mirror).

About the Author Alexandra Andersen

I founded Wine & Drama to make you laugh and help you learn all about wine, food, and living well. I love stinky cheese, my Nespresso machine, Loire Valley white wines, bold full-bodied reds, and championing ladies in winemaking.

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