Archive for the ‘Movie’ Category

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Get On Up: James Brown moment + a lifetime memory + a befitting wine

Tweet Get On Up… What a chant… It’s no secret that I have a rock n’ roll background, long before I moved to California and segued into wine. Our friend Corinne Reichel of Respite Wines just asked us, before seeing the movie  Get On Up, “Did you ever meet James Brown?” Ask about most rock […]

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Sunday Sojourn ~ The Man Who Cried + A Wine Journey

Any wonderful story deserves equally wonderful wines, and so I got to work…

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Night Train to Lisbon with a fine Chardonnay

Tweet A day in the life of a wine publicist with a night train… Night Train to Lisbon ~ A Sunday Segue Searching for my comfort film A Good Year, I fell upon Night Train to Lisbon. It’s a film based on the novel of the same name. Written by Pascal Mercier in German, and […]

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Did you know that the Judgment of Paris had mostly Sonoma County Wine in that “Number One” winner?

Tweet It isn’t often that I turn my blog over to someone else’s writing. This is my “journal,” so if I didn’t experience it, it’s hard to segue into someone else’s news. That said, I do have an introduction, because over the weekend Jose and I attended the Bacigalupi Family‘s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Third […]

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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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Busy bodies, they make the world go round… sorta…

Tweet I know, sometimes I’m one myself; like, I just reported a car that was dumped across the street from my house at the beginning of June 2012, and it was still there on June  25. I went out, had a look… the dust that had accumulated on it was enough that I could have […]

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A Good Year ~ A Great Movie

Tweet IMAGE: LuxInteriorDesigns.com Website. LOCATION: Uncle Henry’s Chateau La Siroque is actually Chateau La Canorgue, which is set in the Provence region, Luberon, France. This the first time I’ve ever written about a movie I’ve seen. Because it’s a movie that’s written about our wine lifestyle, A Good Year (written by Peter Mayle and directed […]

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Meeting someone extraordinary ~ beyond Karen Stanton is Ginny Ruffner

Tweet [Images are from the Ginny Ruffner The Movie Website. Ginny Ruffner is on the right.] I couldn’t wait to meet Paul Gregutt, of Wine Enthusiast magazine. We’ve known each other over the miles for what seems like forever. Who knows when it all began. He’s a writer in the Seattle area, and it’s my […]

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True Grit ~ Weighing In on A Publicist’s Tie-In

Tweet Image via Wikipedia In 2005, as I was trying to better explain what Petite Sirah is, I thought that it would be a great idea to tie it to something we could all relate to, and to an all-American legend, in order to really drive the point home. So, I tied it to John […]

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The Vintner’s Luck ~ A Give Away

Tweet 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 […]