Through NAWR Associate Membership, individuals and businesses that may not be retailers, may be just starting out as wine retailers or may merely support the principles that guide NAWR can join with liked mined concerns in supporting NAWR goals.
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 What makes a great one? People like Debbie Shu, my favorite restaurateur, is an example of why we adore the chefs whose foods deliver both sustenance and comfort. Add a great wine list to the restaurant’s mix and there’s nowhere else to go, when sustenance and comfort are what we crave outside of our […]
Tweet Delectable Teams Up with VinTank to Unite Wineries and Wine Lovers I’ve been very enamored with VinTank, the wine industry’s think tank, since their very beginnings. I really appreciate innovation in any profession, including the wine business. I find that it seems to move much too slowly. There are those – the farmers most […]
Tweet Years ago, I worked for Ironstone Vineyards. It was a two and a half year gig, and I intuitively knew going into it that it would only last two years. It managed to squeak out to two and a half years, with the last six months really squeaking along… except for that howling night. […]
Tweet DARK & DELICIOUS PETITE SIRAH™ is the preeminent, Petite Sirah annual event in all of the world, held by PS I Love You, Inc.: Important California wineries pour their Petites, some very rare, older vintage Over 30 fine food restaurants, specialty food producers, and caterers join us …supporting this Seventh Annual Petite Sirah extravaganza. […]
Tweet I know, I know… this opens up a can of worms. That said, I just had a glass of wine in Napa Valley at Rutherford Grill last week, and it was so hot it nearly burned my throat. It was a Viognier; it lacked all varietal character, and I thought to myself, “This wine […]
Tweet Everybody seems to be talking about this, so let’s catch up. Story in the Drinks Business ~ “French cows fed wine to increase flavour.” The sub title reads: A number of farmers in the Languedoc have taken to feeding their cattle local red wine to improve the flavour of their beef. [Buckle 'em up, […]
Tweet As Jose and I were leaving the lake in Geyserville from a quiet Friday afternoon sojourn, he said, “Let’s go to where Lady Gaga had lunch.” I laughed. That was code for Diavola Pizzeria in Geyserville, California. Owner | chef Dino Bugica considers himself a transplant from Pisa, Italy, having grown up with the […]
Tweet People who are born with original thoughts don’t steal other people’s great ideas; they trademark their own. They all “get” plagiarism. While they might be inspired by others, they don’t take someone else’s words or images for their own. It’s just not necessary. This is also what makes them leaders, not followers. The question […]