Can't believe it's the last day of a 10-day vacation. Man, it's been great. Here's your morning Sift.
A- Go Hydrology! proclaims his love for Florida citrus.
As easy as they are to peel and pull apart, and eat – all in sequence – without a drop of juice sticking to your hands ... therein lies the problem: the Californian orange – which in technical circles better known as a Washington Navel – is a tamed down version of what an “orange in full” was bred to be.B- Yes, it's a picture of Nikon Miami hand feeding a tiger.
C- South Florida Food and Wine profiles California's Cupcake wines.
Cupcake Vineyards hails from California’s Central Coast; this dynamic and fast growing winery put its stamp on the wine world just a three short years ago in 2008 with only three wines, their flagship Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Here we are 36 months later and the value-centric Cupcake Vineyards has aggressively added old world and new world influences to their lineup of wines making them a big player in their specific category. By going global in their formative years, it has allowed for seven international wines to be added to the Cupcake Vineyards portfolio from the various regions of Prosecco, Trentino and Asti in Italy; Germany’s Mosel region; Barossa Valley, in Australia; Marlborough, New Zealand and Mendoza, Argentina. With many loyal fans, great marketing, a growing portfolio and affordable pricing this is no longer the little winery that could but a strong contender in the mainstream wine market.D- Very cool video posted at Beached Miami that shows the beginning of the latest Critical Mass ride.
E- What's up at NADA this year during Art Basel...at Tropicult.
NADA’s fair is held in parallel with Art Basel Miami Beach and is recognized as a much needed alternative assembly of the world’s youngest and strongest art galleries dealing with emerging Contemporary Art. It is the only major American art fair to be run by a non-profit organization and is recognized as the preeminent fair featuring the world’s most significant emerging art galleries from over 30 cities worldwide.F- Gun Free Zone tells us about his day out on the range where he spent some time breaking in a few new safety officers.
The match also was the first time three Prospective Safety Officers were to run squads. Basically this was their final examination and in the tradition of our club, we made their lives miserable.