Archive for the ‘Petite Sirah Symposium’ Category

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A new dawn for Petite Sirah

A new dawn for Petite Sirah has emerged. After 11 years of informing people that variety exists as a stand-alone cultivar, PS I Love You has been tasked with taking it to a new level of understanding.

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The Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2013 Petite Sirah Symposium

Tweet The Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2013 Petite Sirah Symposium, sponsored by Concannon Vineyard. Become part of the movement Don’t find yourself reading about how it went, and thinking you can completely recapture the day from any article. No story can condense into anything that will be earth shattering for you. Lead the […]

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11th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium ~ Registration has begun ~ Sponsored by Concannon Vineyard

Tweet 11th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium ~ Registration has begun ~ Sponsored by Concannon Vineyard The Link For Registering The Day’s Agenda ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSIONS, LUNCH & TASTING: Concannon Vineyard TUESDAY JULY 23, 2013 REGISTER NOW AGENDA 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:30 – 8:40 a.m. WELCOME ~ John Concannon 8:40 – […]

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Turning up the sizzle on an already hot commodity ~ Petite Sirah Symposium

Tweet The Petite Sirah Symposium, about to go into its eleventh incarnation, has been a sellout every single year of its existence. The mother lode of single variety symposiums, people have gathered in the past to discuss a single variety known as Petite Sirah; but those events have never been formal or continuous, nor have […]

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Ridge’s Winemaking Philosophy with David Gates

Tweet Minimal Intervention ~ Maximum Attention, … That’s a Paul Draper quote, by the way. Even though “Minimal Intervention ~ Maximum Attention” flowed easily from V.P. Of Vineyard Operations David Gates in conversation, he was quick to tell me, when I said that’s a great title, that those words belong to Paul Draper. (Off to […]

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Rosés for the Holidaze… Petite Options

Tweet I thought I’d discover the Rosés of Petite Sirah that exist, so I sent a query letter to my PSILY members. They’re such an easy resource for me, when it’s time to write about anything. One Email goes out to about 100 people. There’s nothing much easier than that, right? Even if they don’t […]

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In a word…

Tweet [image: left to right, John Concannon, Evan Goldstein, Jim Concannon, and Jo Diaz... Jose made me stand still for about two seconds to take this...] After actualizing months of planning, and the long day of putting on an educational symposium, it’s virtually impossible to do anything else of substance that day. That won’t keep […]

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Unfiltered, unfined, and downright gorgeous, Shoe Shine Wines

Tweet I asked my PSILY members for their Petite Sirah Rosés, so I could do a tasting of Petite Rosés for the Holidays. Martha Barra (Barra of Mendocino) sent an Email to me to tell me that they didn’t have a Rosé, but the blog posting was a good idea… Yeah, I thought so, too. […]

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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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And, the PS I Love You’s Phenomenal Service Award goes to….

Tweet It’s with great pleasure that the Board of Directors announced at their annual meeting that Concannon Vineyard is the PS I Love You 2012 Phenomenal Service Award. [Pictured at the 10th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium, left to right: Evan Goldstein (keynote speaker), John Concannon, and Jim Concannon.] I’ve long marveled at what Concannon has done […]