It all began as a tweet.  One tweet, lead to another tweet, that lead to a meeting. 


Would you like to see a wine called Happy Bitch? Retweet if your answer is yes.

hvwinegoddess Debbie Gioquindo,CSW 

@THEHAPPYBITCH Would be great especially if you used #HudsonValley or NY sourced grapes


@hvwinegoddess Would love to talk to you more about this Debbie. Send me email when you get a minute.
Keryl and I aren’t strangers.  We are both members of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, have both of our blogs hosted on the Poughkeepsie Journal’s website and seven years ago I helped plan a surprise trip to Napa Valley for her husband’s 30th birthday.   We’d run into each other occasionally at a chamber event, usually talking about a mutual passion.  You guessed it – wine.  But then Keryl sent out a Tweet, I responded and as a result, occasionally has now become daily, Keryl and I now talk multiple times a day.  Why? We’re using our passion, our resources, our mutual desire to enjoy life and help others do the same, and creating the first ever Happy Bitch Wine. 

Our first meeting place – Bad Ass Coffee on Rt 9 in Wappingers Falls. Over a couple of frozen Koffee Koolers,  Keryl and I caught up.  She filled me in on her recently released self-help book for women “Happy Bitch.” I filled her in on what I’ve been up to the past 10 years, then we got down to business, so to speak. Keryl showed me the mock up of what her vision was for Happy Bitch Wine.  The moment I saw it, I knew just who to call to bring this to fruition and guide us, the winemaster.

This is what just the beginning of what happens when you put together The Happy Bitch and Hudson Valley Wine Goddess together!  Happy Bitch Wines!

***Note:  I am dedicating Wednesdays to share with you the creation of Happy Bitch Wines.  This is a partnership between “The Happy Bitch” and the “Hudson Valley Wine Goddess.”  Together we bring our palates and want you to share with us and be a part of this creation.***