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 […]
The year 2014 is a year of celebrating landmarks in the Russian River Valley, at the venerated Bacigalupi Vineyards. Three generations, including a vibrant Helen Bacigalupi, are in concert, bringing more vigor to the new family-label wines.
Tweet On April 23, Jose and I headed to a unique tasting event in Lodi for Petite Sirah growers. The Petites were all from the 2013 vintage and were unadulterated, unblended, single vineyard Petite Sirahs that have been stored in neutral oak barrels. I brought my electric tooth brush, and needed it. I love Lodi. […]
So, dear Volunteers, imagine if we advocacy groups didn’t have you for our wine events. Simple math suggests that this advocacy group, for instance, would have to either close down, or find a volunteer to run the group.
Tweet [I purchased this image. I didn't take this one.] Yeah, I know, I’m a month early, but that’s the reality in Sonoma County. And today, regardless of this being a very dry winter, I’m thanking the gods that the next few days won’t have rain. I’m only two days away from putting on an […]
Sorry, Peter, that I’ve called you “wacky.” I mean it the best possible way. When I’m dead and gone, I hope people refer to me as having been “wacky.”
On Sunday, January 5, 2014, at the age of 88 years old, Sonoma County vintner and World War II Veteran Leo Trentadue passed away.
Tweet The Sweet Spot of Petite ~ Petite Sirah Port… Dark, Delicious, and Decadent… In late 1979, the first Petite Sirah Port was produced in Napa Valley. The increase of producing a Petite Port is on the rise, as evidenced by the members of PS I Love You, when queried, “Who among you produces a […]
Tweet chnnblnc-ps.jpg Welcome to the first Chenin Blanc Petite Sirah Conference at Clarksburg, November 14 –15. I’m delighted to say that I didn’t have to create this one. This tells me that Petite Sirah is beginning to stand on its own two legs… Yeah! the people behind this one are the following: Patricia Schneider, Program […]
Tweet [Image by Siegel Photography] Naming your winery something provocative really matters… It has to be done very thoughtfully, in order to have great success. Jose and I just sat with Ron Rubin, who was going to create his own wine brand. Ron is The Republic of Tea’s owner, a brand that he bought in […]