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Danielle Clark
 
December 15, 2015 | Danielle Clark

Wine Gang Member of the Month- December

Theres a history Jon & Lynn Guess share with Galante. Introduced to the wines at the Taste of Monterey; Jon was looking for a “nice, upscale” bottle for a gift at Christmas………And so, the love affair began with Blackjack Pasture 11 years ago. Jon fell over the top and Galante has been his go-to ever since.  In fact, 50% of their cellar is Galante wines including a Blackjack vertical beginning with 2005! After this Christmas it will be slightly less tho, as Santa is bringing 50 Saddlepack boxes packaged with 150 Galante wines…. home for the holidays. Lyn is enamored with Bulls Eye High. It was love at first sight, or shall we say taste…. Although, the bottle itself is rather a kick!Their most treasured bottle in the cellar is a vintage 1.5L Hock Magnum from 1994, etched with Red Roses. Presently, it contains 2012 Blackjack, until the next refill - - when Jon will proudly package up his prized Galante bottle in its custom wooden case, and send it back for what will likely be 2013 Blackjack Pasture.  The Guess’s have earned their bragging rights as Foreman in the Wine Gang - but their real claim to fame is the one and only correct answer in the trivia competition at the Wine Gang Muster this year.  “What was only year Blackjack Pasture was not bottled?” 

Hmmmm…… 

Time Posted: Dec 15, 2015 at 1:20 PM
Jack Galante
 
November 5, 2015 | Jack Galante

Galante Gazette- November 2015

   

It’s Back – But Not For Long

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2014 Almond Flat Pinot Noir! I know the wait has been very long but I am sure you will agree that it was worth it! Made from three distinct clones of estate grown grapes, this remarkable vintage created a full-bodied pinot that exhibits contrasting complexities.  Soft leather and boysenberry fills the nose, followed by a bright burst of stewed berries and a hint of vanilla on the palate. It finishes with a soft elegance. Order your supply now as this very limited bottling won’t last long! A FABULOUS Holiday wine!

Holiday Hootch

I know it is unbelievable that another year-end is creeping up on us, but thank goodness we at least have wine to help us get through the holidays and into a new year! Speaking of which, what better way to help spread the joy but with a bottle or three of Galante Wine! Let us help you make your gift giving easier. Simply send us your holiday gift list and we will be happy to help you customize your gifts and take care of all the shipping for you, along with your personalized messages. We can accommodate everything from single bottles to 3-bottle gift boxes to customized gift baskets. Feel free to email or call Danielle at 800-GALANTE and let the gifts begin!

Gone Fishin’!

Once again we are extremely excited to be the featured winery at the incomparable Talon Lodge in Sitka, Alaska for two Winemaker Series sessions: May 25-29 &May 29-June 2. This beautiful Lodge is situated on a private island and accommodates only 24 guests at a time. World Class ocean fishing (King Salmon and Halibut) along with exquisite cuisine, fine wines, and wonderful camaraderie awaits you. Rooms are selling out VERY quickly so please make your reservation soon. The package includes accommodations, all meals, two wine dinners and a wine reception, guided fishing, and airport transfers. For a complete description and to make reservations click here. In addition, Wine Gang members receive a 10% Discount (call Talon Lodge for details)! For the adventurer in you – this is NOT to be missed! Feel free to email Jack directly for more info as well.

Upcoming Events

Nov 20: Library Wine Tasting, Galante Tasting Room, Carmel, CA; 4-6PM

Join Jack at the Tasting Room for a very tasting of rare older Galante wines specially selected from his Library. Jack will share his thoughts about each of the wines he selects while you enjoy tasting and comparing vintages.  The wines featured will be also be specially priced for the event only.  Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!  Tickets are $10 for Wine Gang Members/$20 Non Wine Gang Members. Contact Danielle for more information or to reserve your space.

 

Dec 6: Carmel Inns of Distinction Tour, Carmel, CA; 2-5PM

The Inns of Distinction Tour features hotels and inns decorated for the holidays providing food and wines from superb local restaurants and wineries. Inns on the tour include – Cypress Inn, LaPlaya Carmel, Happy Landing Inn, Pine Inn, Tradewinds Carmel, The Colonial Terrace, Lobos Lodge, and Monte Verde Inn. The Galante wines will be poured at Pine Inn. Tickets can be purchased on-line and proceeds benefit the Carmel Heritage Society.

 

 

Dec 11: Carmel-By-The-Glass, La Playa Hotel, Carmel, CA; 5-8PM

Presented by Rich Pepe and Jack Galante, Carmel-by-the-Glass is a fun-filled winemakers’ celebration held at the beautiful La Playa Hotel. Mingle with locals and visitors while you enjoy exclusively local wines from our Carmel wineries, light bites, and live music all set to a holiday theme. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased on-line. Proceeds benefit the Carmel Mission Foundation.

 

 

 

Dec 20: Galante Holiday Open House, Galante Tasting Room, Carmel, CA; 1-5PM

Join Jack and his Gang of Elves for wine tasting & Holiday cheer!  Shop our unique gifts and stocking stuffers for that special cowgirl or cowboy in your life. Forget the milk and cookies this year and leave Santa a bottle of great Galante Wine!  Guaranteed to put you on the nice list!! RSVP to Danielle via email or call 831-624-3800. 

Jack’s Saddlebag – Thanks to All

As you all probably know, we at Galante Vineyards are not big fans of the point rating system for wines. Naturally, we all love to be recognized for our achievements and appreciated for our products, but the point system, especially when frequently driven by advertising, just doesn’t do it! We so much prefer receiving well thought out tasting notes and comments from reviewers and the press. Our favorite recognition, however, comes from all of you – our customers. Once again this year you have chosen the Galante Vineyards Tasting Room and our Cabernet Sauvignon as the Best in Monterey County in the 2015 Golden Pine Cone Awards. All of us here in Carmel love our local paper, the Pine Cone, and its readership, including its on-line free subscription, now tops 30,000! If you haven’t yet subscribed and want to see what a local newspaper should look like, I urge you to check it out. Thanks again to the Carmel Pine Cone readership and to all of you for continuing to enjoy our wines as much as we love to make them for you.

Sincerely….

Cheers!
Jack Galante
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Time Posted: Nov 5, 2015 at 3:56 PM
Danielle Clark
 
November 4, 2015 | Danielle Clark

Wine Gang of the Month- November

Meet the Galante Vineyards Members of the Month for November-Clair Grueter & Mary Cuddy

One particular outing down the coast from San Francisco, Dad and Nana Claire stopped in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea, and wandered down the little path that leads to the Galante Tasting Room. Well, since that day they have returned several times since, as loyal members of the Galante Gang. Mary Clarie, a Trailboss, enjoys the 2014 Almond Flat Pinot Noir, and son Dan, a fan of the 2012 Malbec.

We are so glad to have the Grueter/Cuddy clan as part of our Gang family for generations to come!

 

Congrats & a big thank you for your patronage!  

Time Posted: Nov 4, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Danielle Clark
 
October 1, 2015 | Danielle Clark

October Member of the Month

This months Gang of the Month is Linda Schultz, a Trailboss from Maine. 
Coast to coast, Linda finds herself sharing our wines with friends & family at home, at the beach, by the lakes.  A newcomer to California, discovering the Carmel Valley AVA is a true diamond in the rough.  "Wine with a little backbone", she calls it. More than anything, she likes a red that pairs nicely with food, and not competing for attention. Next trip out, she and her husband plan a tour at the winery with Jack.  Maybe sneak a peek at what’s on the horizon for 2016! (and hopefully a taste or two!)
Linda’s favorite Galante: Our bold Blackjack Pasture is a worthy companion beside a cowboy steak!  Second to none: Bulls Eye Red. A rich and decadent pairing with chocolate lava cake & vanilla ice-cream. Tried & True!
Words of Wisdom: Wine; because no great story ever started over salad !

Congrats & a big thank you for your patronage!  

Time Posted: Oct 1, 2015 at 5:10 PM
Danielle Clark
 
August 6, 2015 | Danielle Clark

August Member of the Month

Meet our August Members of the Month,the Quismundo’s! Loyal Wranglers who favor a sip of Jack’s Cowboy Cuvee before dinner in Carmel. Always a very welcome & friendly addition to the tasting room when we see these two members mosey on in…..
Says Jean Quismundo, "Galante wines caught our attention when we were invited to a barbecue at the ranch by a wine gang member.  Finding the tasting room in Carmel has given us more than just a place to get our Galante wine fix.  As empty-nesters with close family and friends afar, the tasting room’s friendly, welcoming staff and the great people we meet visiting from around the world helps fill the void." 
Shucks, we're all a blush.....mighty nice words, Jean!
1. Jean’s favorite Galante “Go To”?  2012 Cowboy Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon
2. Wine Words of Wisdom "Always think of something to toast to.  Someone’s health is always a good one!”
Congrats & a big thank you for your patronage!  
Time Posted: Aug 6, 2015 at 11:33 AM
Danielle Clark
 
June 8, 2015 | Danielle Clark

June Member of the Month

Congratulations Randy Wight you're the Galante Wine Gang Member of the Month for June! Randy has been a faithful fan of Galante Vineyards since the very beginning.  On a recent visit to the tasting room with his lovely wife LInda, and amazing Canine Companion Neo, Randy recalled the meeting Jack at an event and tasting the 1994 Blackjack Pasture Cabernet Sauvignon, (which at that time was a current vintage).   Randy's love of Blackjack was instant, and has continued ever since.  We are truly grateful to all the years of support that Randy and Linda have shown us, and its our pleasure to recoginze them as our members of the month!!

Here are a few fun facts about our winner:

1. Randy's favorite Galante "Go To"?- Blackjack Pasture, of course!  

2. Wine Words of Wisdom- "Drink what you like with what you like to eat, don't follow the rules."

Time Posted: Jun 8, 2015 at 4:34 PM
Jack Galante
 
April 14, 2015 | Jack Galante

Galante Gazette-April 2015

   

Bulls Eye Red – A High Wine

We have long be thinking of making a Port style wine and in 2013 we took on the challenge.  Now, after two years of aging we are thrilled to announce the release of our inaugural 2013 Bulls Eye Red ($38/btl). This delicious desert wine combines ripe Cabernet and Petite Sirah grapes, fortified by high proof wine spirits, to create a smooth, elegant nectar with flavors of ripe cassis, blackberry, vanilla, honey and a hint of toasted nuts. Serve with a platter of cheese after dinner or perhaps a decadent chocolate fondant. Of course, a glass of Bulls Eye with a fine cigar can’t be beat! Only 85 cases of 500ml bottles of this wine were produced so ORDER soon!

Blackjack is Back!

I know – it has been a long wait, but we have finally released our new 2012 Blackjack Pasture Cabernet Sauvignon ($55/btl). I hope you agree that it was worth the wait. 2012 was a stellar vintage, producing wines of exceptional flavor. Our Blackjack Pasture has a nose of dark berries and roasted cocoa bean and flavors of dark chocolate, blackberries and a hint of toasted oak. The tannins are rich and chewy providing a lengthy finish. While quite youthful, this wine already drinks beautifully and will only continue to improve with age, as with all our previous Blackjack Pasture Cabernets. ORDER your wine to enjoy now and for years to come!

Wine Gang Added Benefits

If you are not already a member of our illustrious Wine Gang (you poor soul), now is definitely the time to join! We have added even more benefits to membership. In addition to the great discounts, complimentary tastings, exclusive features and more, we have added Flat Rate shipping ($20/case) to our Trail Boss members and complimentary shipping (on a case or more) for our Foreman members! For a complete list of our benefits please visit our Wine Gang page on our website. You can easily sign up on-line as well. Remember – you always choose the wines you want for your two yearly wine shipments. We know you have always wanted to be in a Gang!

Wine of the Month – 2014 Wagon Wheel Sauvignon Blanc

Each month we select one wine to highlight with a very special offer. We are very happy to announce the new release of our 2014 Wagon Wheel Sauvignon Blanc – our April Wine of the Month! This beautiful wine has vibrant flavors of bright stone fruits with touches of guava and grapefruit. After spending 2 months in oak, the richness comes through creating a lingering, satisfying finish. During this month, order 6 or more bottles and shipping is included. ORDER NOW! Please note, this is an on-line exclusive offer.

Upcoming Events

Apr 18: Blackjack Release Party, Galante Tasting Room,Carmel, CA; 1-6pm

Join us to celebrate the release of our 2012 Blackjack Pasture Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition to tasting this new vintage we will also enjoy our first two Blackjack vintages – the 1994 and 1995! Extra special pricing will be offered at the event on all these wines. Tickets are $15 ($10 for Wine Gang members). RSVP to Danielle.

 

May 2: MCVGA Winemaker’s Celebration; Dolores St btwn Ocean & 7th, Carmel, CA; 2-5PM

Monterey Wine Country’s 23rd Annual Winemakers' Celebration will return to Carmel-by-the-Sea on May 2, 2014. Celebrating the wines and winemakers of Monterey County’s world class growing region, the event will display over 100 incredible wines. Join Galante Vineyards at this wonderful, festive event. For tickets visit MCVGA.

 

 

May 9: Galante Wine Gang Pickup Party, Galante Tasting Room, Carmel, CA; 12-6PM

For those local Wine Gang members who pick up their wines at the Tasting Room, come join us to taste the new juice, enjoy some light hors d’oevres and grab your wines. Make sure to let us know that you will be picking up your wines on May 9th so we can have them all ready for you. If you are not a member yet feel free to come by and join up!

 

May 26 – June 2: Winemaker Series at Talon Lodge, Sitka, Alaska

Galante Vineyards has been asked to host two Winemaker Series events at the extraordinary Talon Lodge. Each session includes a 4-night stay, 3 days of sport fishing, Gourmet Cuisine with 2 Winemaker Dinners and more. The first session is sold out but the second session has a few spaces still open. This is the most amazing culinary event in Alaska in a fabulous setting! For more information visit the Talon Lodge website or call 1-800-536-1864. Mention you are a Galante Member and receive a 10% Discount!

June 8-9: Bill Mazeroski Celebrity Golf Tournament; Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, PA

Dawn and I absolutely LOVE going to Nemacolin to hang out with our good friend and Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski along with dozens of sports and film celebrities. The resort itself is one of the finest in the world and, whether you golf or not, this is an event not to be missed. The spa is one of the finest we have ever seen as well. If you would like to register for the tournament, here is the Registration Form. Let me know if you would like to attend whether or not you are registered for the golf and I will assist you with securing your accommodations at Galante special rates. 

Jack’s Saddlebag – Eliud on the Way to Recovery

You may have heard that Eliud, our fabulous vineyard manager and friend for the past 30 years, suffered a serious stroke several months ago. After a lengthy stay in the ICU, Eliud transferred to a rehab center for about a month and then, a few weeks ago, he returned home to continue his rehabilitation. We are happy to report that Eliud has been able to get rid of his wheelchair and is now even walking on his own with no assistance! He is truly a fighter and has no intention of staying down for long. Naturally full recovery will take a long time, but we are confident he will succeed. Shortly after Eliud’s incident, we started a fundraising effort to assist Eliud and his family during these difficult times. We are absolutely blown away by all the support the community and our winery friends have shown. We are close to achieving our fundraising goal so if you would like to make a donation please visit our You Caring site. Thanks again for all your well wishes and positive thoughts.

Cheers!
Jack Galante
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Time Posted: Apr 14, 2015 at 1:02 PM
Danielle Clark
 
March 17, 2015 | Danielle Clark

Meet our Member of the Month

Congratulations Jane Meuers you're the Inaugural Galante Wine Gang Member of the Month! Every month beginning with March, we are recognizing one member to thank them for their continued patronage with a $25 Galante Gift Card. Here are a few fun facts about our winner:

1. Jane's favorite Galante "Go To"?- 2013 Wagon Wheel White (of course that is what she's got in her glass!!)

2. Wine Words of Wisdom- "Always check the label"

 

 

Time Posted: Mar 17, 2015 at 6:29 PM
Jack Galante
 
January 27, 2015 | Jack Galante

Help Eliud Get Back to the Ranch

Many of you know Eliud, our great friend and vineyard manager of the past 30 years. On Thursday, January 22nd, Eliud suffered a major hemorrhagic stroke while at work near the upper part of our ranch. No one was aware that anything happened until he did not show up later in the evening and, after an extensive search, we found Eliud about 100 yards down a ravine where he had tumbled after suffering the stroke. This was about 8 to 10 hours after his stroke. With the help of CalFire emergency services and the great Cachagua Fire Department volunteers, we had him air lifted to the Natividad Hospital Trauma Center in Salinas.  The following day we had him transported to UCSF so he would receive the finest medical services available. His neurosurgeon believes that, although there is significant trauma, Eliud is strong and will make a full recovery, barring any unforeseen setbacks. That being said, it will be a long recovery and will take a lot of rehabilitation once he is out of the woods.

Eliud was born in Guatemala in 1960, one of four children. His mother and stepfather, Bralio, emigrated to the US while Eliud remained in Guatemala to finish his education in electronics. With no great future ahead of him in Guatemala he headed for the US in 1982. Eliud’s stepfather was working at the time for our neighbor, Durney Vineyards. Bralio asked my father if we might have a position for his young stepson and Eliud started working on the ranch in 1984 as a ranch hand. Over the next few years Eliud’s responsibilities increased and he moved into a small house on the property. In 1986 we had our first grape harvest and in 1987 Eliud married his wife, Maria. In December 1989, through hard work and dedication, Eliud became our official vineyard manager. Eliud moved into a larger house on the ranch where he has raised his three children and a grandchild. To this day, Eliud manages not only the entire ranch and cattle business but also the vineyards. Eliud is the finest person I know and I’m sure those of you who also know Eliud will certainly agree with me. 

Naturally, Dawn and I are doing everything we can to assist Eliud and his family both financially and emotionally, and we provide Eliud with health insurance which will cover many of his medical expenses. However, the family will face many challenges and have significant expenses in addition to those that the insurance covers and what we can assist with. The community outreach has been unbelievable and all your thoughts, prayers and good wishes have been so well received and have truly helped Eliud’s recovery. We ask you now if you can assist in any way possible to help create a fund for Eliud and his family to get them through these difficult times. Dawn and I would like to start this fund with a $1,000 donation and we hope you will assist us in achieving or even exceeding our goal of $25,000 over the next few months.

On behalf of Eliud and his family, many thanks to all for your continued good wishes and support.

To donate click HERE

 

Time Posted: Jan 27, 2015 at 3:30 PM
Jack Galante
 
January 20, 2015 | Jack Galante

Galante Gazette- January 2015

   
  

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Eliud – 30 Great Years

Many of you have had the pleasure of meeting Eliud Ortiz, our ranch manager for the past 30 years. However, you may not know a lot about Eliud and how he ended up with us at Galante Vineyards. Eliud was born in Guatemala in 1960, one of four children. His mother and stepfather, Bralio, emigrated to the US in 1968 while Eliud remained in Guatemala to finish his education in electronics. With no great future ahead of him in Guatemala he headed for the US in 1982. Eliud’s stepfather was working at the time for our neighbor, Durney Vineyards. Bralio asked my father if we might have a position for his young stepson and Eliud started working on the ranch in 1984 as a ranch hand. Over the next few years Eliud’s responsibilities increased and he moved into a small house on the property. In 1986 we had our first grape harvest and in 1987 Eliud married his wife, Maria. In December 1989, through hard work and dedication, Eliud became our official vineyard manager. Eliud moved into a larger house on the ranch where he has raised his three children and a grandchild. To this day, Eliud manages not only the entire ranch and cattle business but also the vineyards. He also oversaw our past garden rose business and he assists with whatever needs doing at the winery. I want to thank my great friend, Eliud, for 30 years of stewardship and loyalty. They don’t make ‘em like you anymore!

Gourmet Fest 2015 – Galante Highlighted

The inaugural 2014 Relais & Châteaux GourmetFest brought a bounty of prestigious chefs, wineries and luxury brands from around the world to beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea to celebrate Relais & Châteaux’s 60th birthday. For the 2015 GourmetFest (March 5-8), David Fink and his team have created an even more exciting lineup of Relais & Châteaux Chefs from around-the-world paired with an impressive collection of wine estates and spirits. Over the course of four days guests can experience a range of events in one location, often only available to the seasoned food and wine traveler. From an ample gathering of local and international wineries and passionate chefs to intimate dinners featuring the best wines in the world and the cooking of Michelin starred chefs, guests will be given a unique experience that only the Relais & Châteaux brand can provide. As a special added bonus, on Friday, March 6th, Galante Vineyards will be one of the Special Featured Wineries. A limited number of guests will be able to experience the rustic elegance of Galante Vineyards at an exclusive event at the winery. The tour will feature barrel and bottle tasting of Galante wines and a sumptuous lunch paired with Galante wines (including library selections!). See the Events section below for more information. Book your tickets for the GourmetFest and the Galante Event soon!

Red Rose Roundup 

For all you Red Rose Hill fans – you do not want to miss this offer. I have decided to release a very limited number of Vertical Collections of our Red Rose Hill Cabernet Sauvignon. Choose from a 12-bottle case or a 6-pack (limit one selection per customer). In the 12-bottle case you will receive a bottle each of 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009. For the 6-pack you will receive a bottle each of 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 & 2000. Your very special price for the 12-pack is $990 (Retail $1,265), and $690 for the 6-pack (Retail $870). In addition, we will include the shipping. This offer will only be available while supplies last and for a limited time. So go ahead and smell (and taste) the Roses!! Order now!

Wine of the Month – 2010 Ace High Malbec

Each month we select one wine to highlight with a very special offer. Our 2010 Ace High Malbec is January’s Wine of the Month. This wonderful wine is bright and lively with a lovely bouquet of boysenberry and violet and a flavor profile of spicy plum and blackberry. It is a rich and juicy wine with moderate tannins and will pair wonderfully with a variety of cuisine. One of my favorites is grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce! Order 6 or more bottles and receive free shipping. ORDER NOW! Note, this is an on-line exclusive offer.

Upcoming Events

Feb 8: Rancho Cielo Culinary Roundup, Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey, CA; 5-8pm

Mark your calendar for Rancho Cielo’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  The 6th Annual Culinary Round Up is just around the corner and is sure to knock your boots off.  This event will feature Monterey County’s top chefs and wineries, including Galante Vineyards. Get your cowboy boots out and get ready to enjoy a delicious array of culinary delights, listen to inspiring student stories, and support Rancho Cielo’s work.  Please call 831-444-3530 with any questions, or Click HERE for Online Ticket Purchases.

Mar 6: GourmetFest - Galante Vineyards Tour & Lunch, Carmel Valley, CA; 9:30-2pm

As described above, the 2015 GourmetFest is not to be missed, especially the wonderful event that will be held at Galante Vineyards! Join Jack and Dawn Galante along with guest chefs Warren Barr of The Pointe at the Wickaninnish Inn and Jonathan Cartwright from Muse by Jonathan, for an absolutely fabulous lunch paired with specially selected Galante wines. Let us know that you are coming (email Danielle@galantevineyards.com) and there will be an extra special gift for our fans. Get your tickets on-line before the sell out – limited spaces are available. See you at the ranch!

 

Jack’s Saddlebag – The Real Scoop

In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a healthy young wife by the name of Dorothy.

And Dot Com was a homely woman, large of breast, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com.

And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ever leaving thy tent?"

And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How, dear?"

And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale, and they will reply telling you who hath the best price. The sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."

Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums. And the drums rang out and were an immediate success.

Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price, without ever having to move from his tent.

To prevent neighboring countries from overhearing what the drums were saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers knew. It was known as Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she also developed a language to transmit ideas and pictures - Hebrew To The People (HTTP).

And the young men did take to Dot Com's trading, as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung. They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Damascus Sybarites, or NERDS.

And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to that enterprising drum dealer, Brother William of Gates, who bought off every drum maker in the land. Indeed he did insist on drums to be made that would work only with Brother Gates' drum heads and drum sticks.

And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others. “And Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel , or eBay as it came to be known.

He said, "We need a name that reflects what we are."

And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators."

"YAHOO," said Abraham. And because it was Dot's idea, they named it YAHOO Dot Com.

Abraham's cousin, Joshua, being the young Gregarious Energetic Educated Kid (GEEK) that he was, soon started using Dot's drums to locate things around the countryside.

It soon became known as God's Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE).

That is how it all began.

Cheers!
Jack Galante
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