Archive for the ‘Award’ Category

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The ego versus the reality

Tweet Ego Just another day in the life of a wine publicist… The US Trade & Commerce Research Institute Yay… we’ve won an award for excellence in market from the The US Trade & Commerce Research Institute (USTCRI)… “a leading authority on researching, evaluating and recognizing companies across a wide spectrum of industries that meet […]

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Top 10 Reasons I Blog

Tweet I don’t write this blog for other bloggers. I know they’re not my audience; although, for many, that’s their joie de vivre and that’s just fine. There’s a camaraderie among wine bloggers, and once a year they gather to enjoy each other’s company. Sometimes I wish I could join them; but, the reality is […]

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Did you know that the Judgment of Paris had mostly Sonoma County Wine in that “Number One” winner?

Tweet It isn’t often that I turn my blog over to someone else’s writing. This is my “journal,” so if I didn’t experience it, it’s hard to segue into someone else’s news. That said, I do have an introduction, because over the weekend Jose and I attended the Bacigalupi Family‘s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Third […]

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Nomination Period for the 2013 Wine Blog Awards Now Open

Tweet Last year, as a member of a female wine writers and bloggers group, when the Wine Blog Awards’ nomination process was opened, I heard some rumblings about how women just weren’t getting a voice in the nomination process.  I’m one of those people who tends to “worry about the things I can change,” so […]

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Paris Hilton + Clinton Stark = This Blog

Tweet So, there I was, looking at the back end of this wine blog (something I do everyday, to analyze what’s going on behind the scenes)… It’s like stepping behind the Wizard of Oz’s curtain… And I saw this link: http://www.starkinsider.com/2013/02/best-wine-blogs.html Clinton Stark of Stark Insider, evaluated wine blogs in 2009, so I see when […]

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Lisa Mattson Receives the 2012 Diaz Communications Innovator of the Year Award

Tweet Each year, since 2009, Jose and I not only watch who’s a leading innovator, but we also feel, as seasoned veterans, it behooves us to call attention to someone within the wine industry who demonstrates serious innovative leadership. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, it was pretty easy to see innovation leaders… those who were […]

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Restaurant Wine by Ronn Wiegand ~ Submitting Samples

Tweet One of the greatest joys I’ve experienced in the wine business is the relationships that I’ve been able to build within the wine writing community. Ronn Wiegand, MS and MW, of Restaurant Wines is right up there with the best. Although he’s moved from Napa to Europe, the bond continues for this bright and […]

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2013 Class of the Vintners Hall of Fame: Cesar Chavez, Robert M. Parker, Jr., Frank Schoonmaker, and Merry Edwards

Tweet The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) has announced that its 2013 Vintners Hall of Fame inductees will be legendary labor leader Cesar Chavez, wine writer Frank Schoonmaker, the founder of The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, and winemaking pioneer Meredith “Merry” Edwards. I love the announcement of this annual award, because it captures the heart of […]

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And, the PS I Love You’s Phenomenal Service Award goes to….

Tweet It’s with great pleasure that the Board of Directors announced at their annual meeting that Concannon Vineyard is the PS I Love You 2012 Phenomenal Service Award. [Pictured at the 10th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium, left to right: Evan Goldstein (keynote speaker), John Concannon, and Jim Concannon.] I’ve long marveled at what Concannon has done […]

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And the winner of the “Funniest Wine Blogger Alive” goes to…

Tweet HoseMaster of Wine™ On the more serious side, he’s trademarked his name, which is really brilliant. If you’ve never read any of Ron Washam’s work, you don’t know what you’re missing. My recommendation needs to come with a forewarning though. He’s taken on a writing persona, and his writing voice comes from his very […]