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Oh to do this again soon…

Yep, this is the look I get when I ask our little girl Stella, what she wants to do today. I’m pretty sure she is thinking, “seriously? We do the same thing every day”.

Herve’ Rebollo, Nyla Griffith, Jack & Wendy McIntyre, Marilyn Stemp, & Rod Woodruff in Verona, Italy January 2020. Lucky to get out without the virus I suppose.

Well it’s day whatever, and we are all hoping for the world to get back to normal. It may take a bit, but we will get there. As you can see, we’ve been drinking a bit much, but I’m sure we aren’t much different than everyone else. Me (Jack McIntyre), well I’m in Philadelphia while Marilyn Stemp, she’s currently out at her home in the Buffalo Chip grounds. Philly is pretty much shut down, the view below is Market Street, there are usually so many cars & people out walking, you can’t even see the street color. I have my bike & RV all ready to roll, and I work in my home office every day at all kinds of crazy times, but it helps to pass the endless days. Marilyn sent me these pics yesterday from the Chip & Wall, approaching the Chip. Both are shut down tight. HOWEVER, soon this virus will pass and this place will be filled with visitors just roaring to let loose. Our European Reporter Herve’ Rebollo has said just about the same thing for Paris, where he lives. Herve’ sends me funny texts every few days, he’s in the same boat that we are over here, making it day to day. EXCEPT, he is in Paris and takes the most beautiful rides on his FXR all over France and the neighboring countries. He sent me this quiz last night, guessing he failed. I thuink this represents how his mind was slipping one day, lol:

And yes… being French, he has the necessities as well.So, I’ll let you all get back to whatever it is you were doing, if anything, but soon, we will gather at the Buffalo Chip for one hell of a party.

Josh Cellars and Motorcycles!


We were delighted to find Josh Rose’ at the Speakeasy Steak House and Wine Bar in the amphitheater at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Then we received the following press release about Josh’s activity in Sturgis.



Rewrites the Wine Roadmap on Historic Journey through South Dakota

Stamford, CT – August 4, 2017 – Seventy-seven years of history will be left in the dust as Josh Cellars becomes the first wine brand to ever sponsor the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The brand is taking its new rosé on the road, defying stereotypes about wine at every stop along the way.

Josh will be documenting its adventure with ongoing video updates. Follow the brand’s Facebook and Instagram pages to find out how bikers respond when the rally returns to the Black Hills of South Dakota, Aug. 4-13.

The brand will host 10 separate wine tasting events at Sturgis, including the city’s opening ceremony, the 15th Annual Mayor’s Ride and Military Appreciation Day festivities. For the adventurous, a tattoo artist has been commissioned to design commemorative ink in recognition of Josh’s first trip to the legendary motorcycle rally.  The Sturgis initiative is another spoke in the Josh mission to bring premium wine to every table and occasion in America where wine is appropriate.

“Why wouldn’t we want to be the first wine brand to participate in Sturgis?” asked Renato Reyes, Chief Marketing Officer for Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits. “The average motorcycle owner at Sturgis is affluent, educated and we know they love great wine. We respect that they have a choice about which wines they drink and we want Josh to be the brand they reach for.”

Josh has reason to be confident. All seven Josh core varietals rank in the top three nationally for both total sales and sales growth in the $10-$15 segment. Josh rosé, launched this year, has added more sales to retailers over the last 13 weeks than any other new rosé over $10.

“It is about time a wine brand recognized what a great opportunity it is to get in front of more than half a million bikers,” said Jerry Cole, director of Sturgis Rally & Events for the city. “People think we’re all tattoos and leather, but there is a lot more to us than that. We appreciate great wine just like everyone else.”

“Josh is the perfect brand to take this first ride with us,” Cole continued. “I love the brand’s roots, values and all-American success story.”

About Josh Cellars

Josh Cellars wines represent the best of California: bold and rich, approachable and balanced. Named Market Watch Wine Brand of the Year in 2015, Josh is sourced from across many great California winegrowing regions, every vintage represents a labor of love, a commitment to quality, and a very personal promise to make great wine in honor of Joseph’s dad, Josh.