Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

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Some Feet Not Meant for Shoes ~ Pamela Klein

So, I know that my feet have never been meant for shoes, and it’s a great day when I meet someone else with the same joie de vivre. I first met Pamela Klein on Facebook, through our mutual friend Nancy Weil Brown. Pamela and I instantly clicked as twin sisters from other mothers. In many […]

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Swallow This ~ Second Edition ~ Mark Phillips

I love this guy Mark Phillips… He’s the brains behind WineTasting.org. His site begins with “Making Wine Fun.” Yes, indeed, he’s got quite the sense of humor. I learned a long, long time ago, make what they have to learn be as much fun (and funny) as possible, and even the most complicated concepts become […]

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A New Book From Dick Rosano ~ The Secret of Altamura

If you’re looking for a wine county novel to read, Dick Rosano’s books won’t disappoint you. He’s an excellent author.

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Opportunity of Circumstance, by Vintner D. H. Gustafson

I recently wrote about Dan Gustafson of Gustafson Family Vineyards and Winery, in a fun, astrological way… This Full Moon in Capricorn Celebrates Prominence – Dan Gustafson is in the House. I wrote: The Capricorn personality is geared towards that of leadership and achievement, they always want to climb the corporate ladder and be the […]

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Blinders by Michael Amon ~ The most fun read in a very long time

In fact, I can’t remember ever devouring a book this quickly. And, even if I hadn’t been flying, for some time off, I still would have put everything non-urgent aside and just read through it. Michael Amon’s debut book Blinders is a must read, if you love to be captivated by the first sentence onward… […]

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The Richebourg Affair, by Novelist R.M. Cartmel

A book of “who done it” in France’s Burgundy region of Nuits-Saint-Georges… It is the first in a series of two novels of “Not all is at it seems in the peaceful vineyards of Burgundy…” The Richebourg Affair ~ R.M. Cartmel’s first mystery novel The Charlemagne Connection ~ R.M. Cartmel’s second mystery novel I flip […]

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Wine Business Monthly ~ And they said magazines were going to die

Since my early days in wine, which started in March of 1993, I’ve watched Wine Business Monthly (WBM) morph. For those of you who aren’t in the wine trade, it’s our professional bible… When it first arrived, is was akin to a newspaper (same kind of paper) and it was free. Seemingly, their advertising took […]

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A Mentor for Success ~ Everyone Needs One

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket –Chinese Proverb p. 154 We all need mentors, whether employed or self employed. I can list every single one of mine, who are related to the wine business. and from previous life incarnation. And I’m betting that you can, too. The need for expert counsel […]

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Open Letter to Oprah Winfrey ~ Super Soul Sunday

Dear Oprah, Thank you for having your Super Soul Sunday show on SuperSoul.tv. Thank you for also having your 11 Life-Transforming Talks from Spiritual Thought Leaders, Change Makers and Wisdom Teachers. I’m not sure where Dr. Tom Pinkson would best serve your audience, but I know that you will decide what’s best. I’m compelled to […]

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Fruitful Aging by Tom Pinkson

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a wine publicist, it’s knowing where to draw the line. And, I had regrettably to do just that recently with an offer made by Tom Pinkson, Ph.D. Just for background of who Dr. Tom Pinkson is, from Tom’s Website: For over 45 years I have traveled the globe […]