Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

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The Pros and Cons of Social Media

Having our own wine PR and marketing company has brought visibility to who Jose and I are; but, it’s having my wine blog and being on Facebook that has stretched and magnetized who I am as a brand.

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The best wine and food books for 2013

Tweet The best wine and food books for 2013 is a recounting of books I’ve read over the year. I enjoy recommending what I think would enrich and enlighten your life, only because that’s what they’ve done for me. I’m going to guide you toward what would work for whom, too, in the process with […]

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Wine and getting my just desserts ~ baked and gluten free

Tweet Wine and my getting just desserts ~ baked and gluten free… Oh yeah and oh yummy! Wine is gluten free, in almost every instance… It’s listed as 20 parts per million. There are a few exceptions to this rule. On About.com, regarding Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity In some cases, the culprit will be […]

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Divine Vintage by Randall Heskett and Joel Butler

Tweet Divine Vintage by Randall Heskett and Joel Butler just arrived. I believe this is the most important body of work in modern history to present our past of “following the wine trail from Genesis to the Modern Age” (its subtitle). This is not to discount its Modern Divine Wine Trails. These findings are also […]

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Are you thinking of importing wine?

Tweet Are you thinking of importing wine?  Then, you need to read and bookmark this blog post, and get the book. I’ve yet to see anyone articulate it so well. that’s because Deborah M. Gray falls into the category of been there, done that, and wrote the book on it. “How to Import Wine, An […]

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The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook is essential for any wine and food lover

Tweet The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook is essential for any wine and food lover, because it brings us back to basics; and that brings us back to better health. If you don’t care about your health, you don’t have to bother to read on today. You’ll just be wasting your time, because I’m going to be […]

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Napa Valley Iconic Wineries

Tweet Napa Valley Iconic Wineries is a gorgeous coffee table book about noteworthy wines and artisan vintners. It’s published by Panache, and is another great example of really fine workmanship and story telling. I’ve written about two other Panache books in the past, and I love each one of them as favorites in my wine […]

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Wine Marketing Online ~ How to use the newest tools of marketing to boost profits and build brands

Tweet Wine Marketing Online ~ How to use the newest tools of marketing to boost profits and build brands is a powerful new book by Bruce McGechan, published by Wine Appreciation Guild. Bruce McGechan has consulted wine businesses large and small, from one edge of the world to the other. He is the founder and […]

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“Gracianna,” inspired by true events

Tweet “Gracianna,” inspired by true events, has just rocked my world. Gracianna Winery is located in Russian River Valley on Westside Road. Before this winery was built, on the land of its vineyards, sat a small home. My daughter Melanie and her winemaker husband Heath Hoffman lived on the Amador family’s property for a while. […]

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Celebrity Vineyards, written by Nick Wise about Napa, Tuscany, and beyond is a great wine read

Tweet Nick Wise has written a really great book about Celebrity Vineyards; one that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading. His style, grace, and stories about Napa, Tuscany, and beyond, about superlative wines and extraordinary vintners, is very informative and parallels my own story… so much so that I immediately found that common bond and was drawn […]