Archive for the ‘Rock n’Roll’ Category


Beyond the Doobies ~ Making Their Own Wine

Tweet Beyond the Doobies, there’s a world of rock and rollers who have taken to making their own wines. Most of them have just lent their names to a label… They’re far from the madding crowd of a wine cellar. Can you say “trophies,” boys and girls? Someone else is doing all of the work, […]


Celebrity Vineyards, written by Nick Wise about Napa, Tuscany, and beyond is a great wine read

Tweet Nick Wise has written a really great book about Celebrity Vineyards; one that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading. His style, grace, and stories about Napa, Tuscany, and beyond, about superlative wines and extraordinary vintners, is very informative and parallels my own story… so much so that I immediately found that common bond and was drawn […]


Rocker, Headbanger, taker of no prisoners, and enjoyer of fine wine

Tweet It’s no secret around here that my past life was in rock n’roll radio PR. It was my job to prove to conservative Portland, Maine, that the state’s favorite rock n’roll radio station was big business… At one point, the multimillion dollar company had 13 radio stations nationwide; and yet, the perception was that […]


Beyond the Doobies And ReWineDing Their Careers

Tweet Living and loving my way through the Summer of Love, the 70s, and the 80s has provided more than a few great stories; but, the one that connected me to FM radio and finding myself just about living backstage with the rockers is by far the most relevant. It all began with my repeating […]


Rockers Gone (Wine) Wild ~ Bad Company’s Paul Cullen & AC/DC Join the Ranks

Tweet BAD COMPANY’S PAUL CULLEN: Wine, food, and song does it for Paul Cullen… (Being a rocker, I’m sure that women are in that mix, too; as in keeping with wine, women, and song…) In the 1990s, Paul Cullen was the base player for Bad Company. While he’s still a musician (now a guitarist who […]


Candyman 187 and 2009 Joseph Drouhin Brouilly for my weekend adventures

Tweet Having been in the rock n’roll business, I still love the life of music, the artists, the dances, and the lifestyle. With that in mind, this morning, I was queried and asked if I could get this story onto my blog ASAP. I don’t usually do this so quickly, but we’re headed into the […]


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 […]


From Woodstock to Wine Stock, Wines That Rock ~ Update: Red Hook Winery

Tweet Another new and fun rock n’roll project, and it’s smack dab in the middle of a Brooklyn neighborhood…is Red Hook Winery. How fun! It’s got the same kind of thinking that Kent Rosenblum has had… more than once; first with Rosenblum Cellars and now with Rock Wall Wine Company. Get yourself an old, solid […]


From Woodstock to Wine Stock, Wines That Rock ~ Update: Train

Tweet On June 30, 2008, I first brought my rock n’roll roots onto this blog. After 11years in FM radio (coupled with being with my Jose for most of his 25 years in radio), if feel that Rock n’Roll R’Us in this wine business… We lived it with record company executives, backstage passes, my camera […]


Wine Enthusiast’s Message in a Bottle Sweepstakes

Tweet Anyone who knows me knows that my first PR gig was in rock n’roll radio. I was one of the few lucky souls who had an unlimited supply of back stage passes during the 80s, and early into the 90s. Then, I segued into the wine business, but music has never left my soul… […]