Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

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Are you right or left nostriled?

Tweet Image via Wikipedia Are you? Are you right or left nostriled? Have you ever noticed that there are some of us who tilt our heads while “doing the nose” on a glass of wine? I know we might look really dorky; but, honestly, this is just elemental for the moment, so we can get […]

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Calling all wine marketing geeks ~ UC Davis Wine Executive Program

This definitely falls into the category of, “We’re so lucky to live out here with these kinds of resources.”

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Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah® ~ These are the brands that want you to enjoy Petite

Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah® … This coming Friday evening (February 21, 2014) is the Eighth Annual Dark & Delicious event, put on by PS I Love You… a labor of love for all included within this story. (The name says it all, really, doesn’t it?)

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Volatilizing esters brings you so much more enjoyment…

Tweet Image via Wikipedia Your nose is the key to enjoying a glass of wine, long before the wine ever hits your palate. The act of swirling your wine (volatilizing your esters) releases the bouquet. (The bouquet is a result of the wine making process. Aroma, on the other hand, is related to the scent […]

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Wine industry direct to consumer wine coach Sue Straight

Tweet [Image of Sue Straight from San Francisco Chronicle wine judge Website.] Wine veteran, and wine industry direct to consumer wine coach, Sue Straight has launched her own business. Denise Gill, director of sales and hospitality at Ancient Oak Cellars and long-time friend to Straight has stated, “Using her vast wine knowledge and a focused […]

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Wine Market Council Announces 2014 Consumer Research Conferences

Tweet The Wine Market Council Announces its 2014 Consumer Research Conferences. This  is something that I am going to attend. It’s time to check in and get informed. How about you? This year’s event is critical for us all to attend. As I continue to work with wine producers, and help them with their marketing […]

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Fermentation 101, the easiest way to get people to understand it

Tweet Why I’d Like to Be Reborn as a Yeast on a Chardonnay Grape is how I explained Fermentation 101. My stint at Robert Mondavi Winery as a wine educator was one of the quickest jobs I’ve ever had, while it was also the most intriguing… Within five months I got a break as a […]

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Somm navel gazing

Tweet Somm navel gazing? Last night, Jose chose a movie. We were both so happy to see Somm in Netflix. We had yet to see it. I love documentaries, so I was ready to love this one. Something I liked right away from this film… “Study wine, you study history.” I whole heartedly agree. As […]

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Do you care about creating your perfect wine blog title?

Tweet Creating your perfect wine blog title is an art… and a science. Jose recently turned me onto my SEO functions, and I began to use them. I stopped using things that I though were ‘sexy” titles. Part of me was feeling, “Whatever, if search engines pick up my stories, then I’ve done my job.” […]

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Chenin Blanc Petite Sirah Conference at Clarksburg

Tweet chnnblnc-ps.jpg Welcome to the first Chenin Blanc Petite Sirah Conference at Clarksburg, November 14 –15. I’m delighted to say that I didn’t have to create this one. This tells me that Petite Sirah is beginning to stand on its own two legs… Yeah! the people behind this one are the following: Patricia Schneider, Program […]