We’re not big “New year; new you” folks around here—why make something that’s supposed to help you feel better so overwhelming? In our estimation, you’re pretty darn great as is (you are a reader of this blog, after all), so no need to mess with success. Instead, a few small tweaks to your daily routine […]
These Treats Aren’t Tricky
Well, it’s that time of year again. Yeah, you know what’s coming. It’s the little Halloween treat we’re obsessed with and will never stop posting—and we’re not even sorry about it. Is it complex? No. Impressive? Not really. Actually and completely adorable and a strong contender for stealing the spotlight at your Halloween shindig? Ab.So.Lute.Ly. […]
Falling for fall cocktails
Are you ready for some delicious autumnal beverages that don’t come in a white cup with a green mermaid? Yeah, us too. And, although temperatures are still frustratingly high—this is supposed to be boots season after all—now is the time to start incorporating fall flavors into your cocktails and mocktails. When you think about imbibing […]
No Labor Required
Two things we know about Labor Day: 1) the holiday celebrates American workers and their achievements—and we celebrate, specifically, by not working, and 2) for many of us, the temps are still going to be unspeakably hot. So, when planning the spread for your awesome Labor Day gathering, address both issues and focus on easy […]
’Tis the Season (no, not that one)
Like it or not, back-to-school season is hurtling toward us at breakneck speed. And though the summer sun continues to warm our face and take the edge off the swimming pool’s icy waters, it’s time to start thinking brown bag lunches and grab-on-your-way-out-the-door breakfasts. The easiest way to stave off the September Scaries is to […]
Get Ready for Grapes
It’s time to get ready for grape season. Bountiful fruit salad (red and green and black/mixed varieties, please and thank you), frozen grape “cubes,” and refreshing smoothies await. Can’t you just taste them? It’s what summer is all about. And, of course, Pretty Lady grapes are delicious all on their own—crisp and cool and fresh […]
Grapes: The Fruits of Our Labor
Here at Pretty Lady Vineyards, we don’t just grow grapes, we eat, sleep, and breathe them. Why? Because Pretty Lady grapes aren’t just our business, they’re a symbol of the integrity our family has been bringing to the grape industry since 1955. Peter and Nick are the sons of company founder Jakov P. Dulcich, and […]
“Fall” in love with these transitional cocktails
I don’t know about you, but over here at Pretty Lady, we’re all about wringing the last droplets of summer fun out of the cozy scarf that is fall. That’s where transitional cocktails come in. September to early October is the perfect timeframe to start adding fall flavors into your refreshing, icy drinks. And if […]
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Un-boring Your Brown Bag!
It may not feel like fall, but fall is, I assure you, bearing down on us like a pumpkin-spice-latte-bedecked freight train. Visions of PB&Js and baby carrots are dancing through our heads as we try to unlock the secret formula that will keep our crafty kiddos from dropping a half-eaten lunch into the wastebasket. Fruit […]
I wish they all could be California…
graaaaaappeeesss! With apologies to The Beach Boys, we think this sentiment couldn’t be more true. California is technically a newb when it comes to grape cultivation, because the Golden State has been in the biz for “only” 200 years (a mere fraction of the 8,000 years the human race has been growing grapes). So how […]
The grapes are coming! The grapes are coming!
Okay, so maybe there won’t be a Paul Revere-esque horseman riding through the streets heralding the coming of Pretty Lady grape season, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared. Start thinking bountiful fruit salad, frozen “grape-sicles,” and refreshing smoothies now so you’ll be all set to purchase and pop ’em in your mouth when […]
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Pretty Lady Vineyards Announces Fall Line-up—you won’t believe what happens next!
Did I get your attention with that snazzy headline? Probably…um…no. The only thing more tired and out of date than the term “snazzy” is a clickbait headline. Also tired and out of date? The omnipresent social media quiz. Which Harry Potter character are you? Which Disney princess are you? If you were a Tupperware bowl, […]
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