Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

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The importance of an editor ~ So get over it

Tweet The importance of an editor cannot be underscored. I’ve hired one for everything that I put out there, and there are even times when my mistakes might go unnoticed. Not very many of them, but it does occasionally happen.  This is because we – most especially those of us who write the original document, […]

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The emotional intelligence of wine blogging and its vitriol eruption

Tweet OPINION: Recently, poop finally hit the fan for the wine blogging community. Everything that’s right with it and everything that’s wrong with it collided in the biggest mess I’ve yet to witness. I believe it’s finally hit a paradigm shift that’s been so needed, but not without its pain and suffering. Imagine creating a […]

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Some common misconceptions about wine blogs + reality checks

Tweet The following are some are common misconceptions about wine blogs, and I’m taking it a step further by presenting a reality check to go along with each misconception. This is coming from a seasoned wine pro, who is also blogging. Additionally, I’m very aware of the cadre of wine writers who’ve come before many […]

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What Labor Day Means to Me

Tweet What labor Day Means to Me… is not what you might expect. It’s not a day to go boating for the last time of the season; or, heading off to the beach one more time, before I settle into apple picking. No BBQs for me today. Nay… It’s pretty sobering for me. It’s  time […]

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Grasshopper, I’m concerned about the us versus them mentality

Tweet I wrote this story on July 20, and scheduled it for today. I have to write ahead, because my day job is writing for other people, and I don’t have the luxury of time each morning to write 1,500 words, as this blog post is. This takes about three to do… I’d have to […]

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Wine country time

I’d like to institute a law, revoking the “pedestrians have the right of way” one.

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Top 10 Marketing Contributions to the Success of PS I Love You’s 10 Years

Tweet Top 10 Marketing Contributions to the Success of PS I Love You’s 10 Years of existence… It’s been 10 great years as the founding executive director of PS I Love You, Inc. It’s also been, without a doubt, the most challenging and rewarding job of my professional life; although being the director of a […]

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Exploring the Fine Line Between Wine Snob and Wine Enthusiast

Tweet I just read a story on TheGlobeandMail.com, entitled, You too can talk like a wine snob. Why do wine writers perpetuate the concept of a wine “snob?” Is it because readers love to rag about them, and it makes for fun gossip? What I read that really got me to thinking… One commenter wrote, […]

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“Sonoma County’s Riviera ~ A Winery Done Well,” produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola (Rated “G”)

Tweet More than once on this blog, I’ve written about children having a place at wineries. They should have a place, in my humble opinion. Most winery owners have children, and their children – like mine did when living at home – were able to enjoy wine with their meals. Why not? Wine is a […]

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Speed Tasting, What’s Your Opinion?

Tweet Okay, I’m from the Charm School generation. Seriously, my mother sent me to school to learn how to set a table, walk with a book on my head, and know how to wear gloves. (I’m might have flunked it… I’m not quite sure.) Regardless, I did pick up a few things along the way. […]