Archive for the ‘Food & Wine’ Category

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Stags Leap District ‘Vineyard to Vintner’ Annual Event Wrap-Up

For the past few years, I’ve really looked forward to attending the Stags Leap District ‘Vineyard to Vintner’ annual event . It’s really well planned, executed, and always rewarding for everyone in the process… a day really well spent in Napa Valley. This year of 2018 was no exception. BACKGROUND PRESS RELEASE: Each year, member […]

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A RARE Opportunity to Taste Artisan Napa Valley Cabs on February 24

[Photo from winery sites. First photo: Herb Lamb Vineyards] Over the years, as I look back, I’ve come to realize that my calling has always been to champion the underdogs. And I write “underdogs” with the utmost respect. I see talent and I know potential. I came to first realize my gift when I couldn’t […]

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21st Annual Sonoma International Film Festival ~ Devour! Sonoma Chefs & Shorts Gala Dinner

Devour! Sonoma Chefs & Shorts Gala Dinner AT THE 21st ANNUAL SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL March 21 through March 25, 2017   This is a film lovers’ paradise. Add food and wine, and the Gala sounds like an Epicurean/wine lovers’ blast! I haven’t made my way down valley to attend any of the events surrounding […]

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Worldly Wines of the Week ~ FERRATON Père & Fils

FRANCE ~ FERRATON Père & Fils FERRATON Père & Fils: In 1946, winemaker Jean Orëns Ferraton, also the son of a winemaker, began his vineyard in the Rhône Valley of France. Jean’s son Michel became the next generation rooted in the same passion. Over time, Michel has used new vineyard innovations, to bring their growing […]

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The Stuffing ~ Since 1994, The Ultimate Thanksgiving from Bon Appétit Paired with some favorite wines

DISCLAIMER: Wine-Blog is a journal of my PR wine activities and learnings. 1) I occasionally write stories about wine clients, but don’t charge them for that time. 2) All wine reviews originate from free samples, sent by PR people representing the brands. 3) Images are mostly mine, some are purchased, a few rare ones are […]

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The Bird ~ Since 1994, The Ultimate Thanksgiving from Bon Appétit Paired with some favorite wines

DISCLAIMER: Wine-Blog is a journal of my PR wine activities and learnings. 1) I occasionally write stories about wine clients, but don’t charge them for that time. 2) All wine reviews originate from free samples, sent by PR people representing the brands. 3) Images are mostly mine, some are purchased, a few rare ones are […]

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How Legal Plant Medicine is shaping Culinary Arts ~ The Herbal Chef

Posting from a press release… This isn’t in the future, anymore. It’s our present, and I endorse the health benefits of marijuana. All images have been borrowed from The Herbal Chef, Christopher Sayegh‘s Instagram page. (I’ve only edited the following, as I use the Gregg Reference Manual, in my writing.) CANNABIS CUISINE, A CEREBRAL EXPERIENCE […]

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Pinot, Pasta, and Parties, by Dee Dee and Paul Sorvino

From Spaghetti and Meat Balls, to their favorite veal stew, Pinot, Pasta, and Parties is a great primer on authentic Italian cuisine. Written by Dee Dee and Paul Sorvino, this is one Italian cookbook that belongs on anyone’s shelves, who love Italian foods. It’s filled with special dishes that we all know and love as […]

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Symbiosis in the Alentejo ~ Wine Grape Growing and Olive Grove Harvesting

The Old World, brought to me gratis of Enoforum Wines… My exposure to Portugal was a paradigm shift in so many ways. It helps that my DNA dates back to Europe, because it was a return to my roots, and recentered my origins. I’ve traced two forefathers to Scotland and England in the mid 1600s. […]

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Earth Day at Iron Horse 2017 ~ Remembering And Honoring Our Roots

I’m so pleased to be part of this important day, now more than ever. Our client The Rubin Family of Wines is going to be participating. I couldn’t be more pleased. Jose and I will be attending again this year, as we have for the past many now. It’s a very special day that’s hosted […]