Is there anyone in wine more dramatic and loved than Jean Charles Boisset?
Years ago, when my friend and wine colleague Julie Johnson (today of Tres Sabores) was making waves in Women for WineSense, I went to meetings and was so impressed by her and the group. She had her finger on the pulse (and still does). At that time, little did I know that when she was […]
Everything really is bigger in Texas: It’s the No. 5 wine-producing state in the U.S., the Texas Hill Country American Viticultural Area is the second largest in the nation and its most promising wines boast supersized flavors. Visitors may flock here to sip wine, but they end up drinking in the romance of the region, too.
I entered a contest, “Why are you the right blogger (or writer) for this Chilean culinary adventure?” Chile… one of my New Year’s resolution. I felt like this was the year for Chile at the end of December, so I proclaimed it to myself. That’s exactly how I quit smoking back in 1972. I proclaimed […]
[Today is the second of five days to register for holiday gifts from Wine-blog. Simply leave your name in the comments for a chance to win. Rules.] After the first Petite Sirah symposium that I put on in 2002 at Foppiano, I saw the potential; and, the birth of PS I Love You happened. Please […]
Recently I was reading a wine business news story about a major wine corporation donating thousands of dollars to a non-profit that had absolutely nothing what-so-ever to do with the wine business. It wasn’t for disaster relief, which one always understands; it was more an act of random kindness, from an outside observer’s perspective. I […]
Anyone who knows me knows that my first PR gig was in rock n’roll radio. I was one of the few lucky souls who had an unlimited supply of back stage passes during the 80s, and early into the 90s. Then, I segued into the wine business, but music has never left my soul… In […]
The Vintner’s Luck is a DVD coming out on September 20th, 2010. I’m going to give you what I got for a press release, because I’ve not seen the movie, so I’m not going to try to even reinvent this one. From Mark Pitchford: Experience the passion that lies behind the perfect vintage in THE […]
There’s a great new contest that just launched called “The Canvas Artist Series Contest.” It’s sponsored by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Folio Fine Wine Partners (Michael Mondavi’s wine company). According to Michael Mondavi: “It’s an honor to develop a special blend for a hotel company of Hyatt’s caliber. Our goal for Canvas was to […]
I have two “General” tickets to give to two luck readers of this blog for this event. Just leave your name in any comment section during this week, and you’ll be entered to win. I’ll draw both names this Saturday morning and announce the winners at that time. Only one ticket will be awarded to […]