April 23, 2013
Moving forward from one year ago today, many highlights come to mind. The first being the overwhelming response to the comment period that commenced after the EPA opened it’s draft Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment to public review. I had the privilege of witnessing two of the meetings that took place within the Bristol Bay region […]
January 31, 2013
A year has passed and then some since my first post in fish*wine*ski and I didn’t want the whole month of January to go by without posting something. I have been enjoying a little of each of my favorite things, but not a lot of any. It’s all right, it’s okay, my love for fish, […]
November 16, 2012
It’s sunny and beautiful, it’s our vacation and it’s a good day to have a Birthday! Let’s celebrate! If I could pick any bottle to share with you it would be one that we have already shared years ago as we were getting ready to celebrate with friends. Even in the midst of our preparations we […]
November 11, 2012
It’s our first anniversary and a lot has happened in this year, but our lives began intertwining long ago. We have been chasing each other around Alaska, the U.S. and, now, the globe since before the new Millenium and now it’s time to celebrate. I found us a bottle of grower-produced Champagne from a hallowed […]
August 25, 2012
It is said that exceptional wines come from places of power. Places that were at one time seabed, before the ocean receded, and were then lifted during geological shift. Many Grand Cru sites were initially given this designation because of the power that was recognized by monks who could see the quality of the land […]
August 15, 2012
Congratulations Mom and Dad! May you have 49 more years of love and fishing. In celebration I am sending you virtual glasses of champagne that you enjoyed at my house a couple of years ago. Cheers, x’s and o’s. Mel
August 2, 2012
All who love salmon have their own special way of preparing it. At the 25th Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville, OR I bore witness to yet another way that salmon can be prepared and it was a grand spectacle, befitting of the celebration. For this special evening king salmon from Neah Bay […]
July 27, 2012
It is always jarring to return to the world outside of Bristol Bay after a season of commercial salmon fishing. The summer is full of intensity, but at the same time there is a sense of being away from it all. This year I will be making a further departure from Naknek, the town and […]
June 29, 2012
My sister came out to Naknek to visit us during fishing time. It is the first time she has been back to Bristol Bay for 9 or 10 years and we have been anticipating her visit with great excitement. I have been waiting to drink a special bottle of Champagne with her for quite some […]
May 29, 2012
Happy Birthday to you! You have the glue that binds our family together and have created life-changing miracles by expecting nothing less than miracles. These expectations have been at work when we have needed them most. I wish I could be there to enjoy your special day with you, but we will celebrate soon and […]
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