Archive for the ‘Philanthropy Thru Wine’ Category

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Petite Temptations at Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah™ ~ Pet Project Benefits, East Bay SPCA

Tweet Everything we do at PS I Love You is Petite, it seems, and the upcoming silent auction for Dark & Delicious 2013 is no exception. A portion of the this year’s proceeds will be donated to the East Bay SPCA. ANDIS WINES ~ VALUE: $250 Tour for up to 12 people with the winemaker […]

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Steve Ledson Built a Winery, on the Way to Building His Dream Home

Tweet My personal history leading into this story I remember driving along Route 12 to the town of Sonoma from Santa Rosa years ago, and seeing what looked like a Gothic castle being constructed in the distance. Once it’s 16,000 square foot massive outer shell was set into place, drivers (including yours truly) would just […]

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Could “Drops of Jupiter” be THE “Paradigm Shift” [PS] I’ve Long Been Awaiting?

Tweet Image: Sony Music Entertainment Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a Petite Sirah freak. It’s done it to me, that Petite. It began in 2002 when I was the Foppiano family’s wine publicist. “Put on a Petite Sirah symposium,” Louis told me. He had no idea that I could do a couple of […]

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Saying Goodbye to Robert “Budge” Brown ~ RIP ~ May 18, 2011

Tweet UPDATE: The service for Budge is on Saturday May 28th, 2011, 11:00 a.m., at the Quail Lakes Baptist Church in Stockton, CA. The address is 1904 Quail Lakes Dr., Stockton, CA 95207. Off Interstate, Exit 5 March Lane, and go East. The first left past the freeway is Quail Lakes Drive. Turn Left. Follow […]

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The Onomastics of Band Together™ Wines

Tweet As a child, I used to ask my mother, “Mum, what does _ mean?” to which she’d always reply, “Look it up in the dictionary.” After a few times of her saying that to me, I always knew that I could just save time by looking it up. She obviously wanted to instill a […]

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What’s funny, sexy, and blue all over?

Tweet The Mutineer Magazine Holiday Comedy Festival at Sonoma’s Jacuzzi Vineyards on December 11! I may be wrong, and please tell me if I am; but, I can’t remember a wine magazine ever doing something like this… And, I mean holding a specific event, whose singular purpose it to raise funds for a worthy cause. […]

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Charity Case Wines ~ It Still Takes a Community to Raise a Child

Tweet Once I had a boss who was a philanderer. That was during my teaching days. My students were all 18 years or older, so what I’m about to tell you doesn’t have to do with children, it has to do with young women who were of legal age. While teaching in Maine, I walked […]

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The Rhone Rangers Have Undertaken a Noble Cause, all sparked by an Eric Asimov Question

Tweet The question? “Is There Still Hope for Syrah?” He went on in his story to further ask? “THERE’S a joke going around West Coast wine circles: What’s the difference between a case of syrah and a case of pneumonia? You can get rid of the pneumonia. It would be funnier if it weren’t so […]

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Wine, Women, and Shoes ~ What a trip!

Tweet First of all, I learned something very important at this event… But, let me digress for a minute. A while ago, I wanted to protect my camera from my husband. He’s lovely… no problem there, he’s  just been known to drop a few things, so I bought him his own camera. Now that he […]

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FREE Tickets to Wine, Women & Shoes

Tweet I have two “General” tickets to give to two luck readers of this blog for this event. Just leave your name in any comment section during this week, and you’ll be entered to win. I’ll draw both names this Saturday morning and announce the winners at that time. Only one ticket will be awarded […]