Archive for the ‘Sparkling’ Category

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Three San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition wine picks from Wilfred Wong

Tweet Wilfred Wong is the popular and affable Cellar Master at BevMo! His palate is highly regarded; his opinions matter a great deal. Please enjoy. Winery images have been borrowed from the respective wineries’ Web sites; for emphasis and their promotional use, only. Wilfred’s image comes from his BevMo! wine blog page. If you’d like […]

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Old World versus New World Wines, what are the differences?

Tweet My friend Chang Liow of Chinois Asian Bistro had me stand in for him at a wine tasting and luncheon. His restaurant Chinois is located in Windsor, and the food is wonderfully delicious. If you’re a wine person, along with being a foodie, you’ll marvel at his wine list. It’s one that gets stolen […]

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Earth Day 2014 ~ Sandra Day O’Connor will be at Iron Horse Vineyards

Tweet I just got word for Earth Day 2014 ~ Sandra Day O’Connor will be at Iron Horse Vineyards for next year’s festivities. I just marked my calendar for Sunday, April 27, 2014,. The event will again be held at Iron Horse, in Green Valley of Russian River Valley. Personally, Justice O’Connor is one of […]

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Segueing one industry quickly into another is today’s marketing concept

Tweet Segueing one industry quickly into another is today’s marketing concept; and those who embrace it will be the winners. For instance, Sex and the Wine Country is far from Sex and the City; but it’s how life and this blog post have evolved, as of right now this very minute… Recently I got some […]

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Oh, la Joie, les Iron Horse bulles sont arrivés

Tweet Oh, la Joie, les Iron Horse bulles sont arrivés… a throw-back to growing up with French “Bernier” grandparents (rhymes with “Viognier”). Translated: “Oh, Joy, the bubbles have arrived.” Each year, as we head into the last quarter of the year, Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards sends a big box of her newly released […]

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Bubbles & Chocolate ~ Washington Wine Country’s Delicious Treasure

Tweet When Jose and I visited Washington Wine Country, Bubbles & Chocolate was a gem of a find. Wine critic Paul Gregutt and his wife Karen Stanton Gregutt are leaders of commerce in their home town of Waitsburg. Not only does Paul write for Wine Enthusiast and his wine blog PaulGregutt.com, but he’s also the […]

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Tis the Joy of the Season already… Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles…

Tweet Each year, about this time (the last quarter of the year, actually), all of my thoughts turn toward bubbles. This is the time of year I get out my knitting needles and begin to make things that I give away during the holidays. I have to admit that since I moved to California 20 […]

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Iron Horse Vineyards was at the official launch of the State Department’s Culinary Diplomacy Initiative

Tweet Joy Sterling, of Iron Horse Vineyards, was recently honored to be an invited guest of the official launch of the State Department’s Culinary Diplomacy Initiative. Announced by Ambassador Capricia Marshall, the U.S. Chief of Protocol from Washington D.C., this event was for the presentation of an American Chefs Corps, intended to elevate food, wine, […]

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An intimate, pre-release tasting at J with winemakers Melissa Stackhouse and Scott Anderson

Tweet This wine tasting, followed by lunch with their winemaking team, was arranged by my friend and PR pro extraordinaire George Rose. J’s got a great PR person working for them, but this isn’t an isolated case. Leadership at J Vineyards starts at the top with Judy Jordan. I recently wrote about Judy in a […]

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Two weekends in wine country: One Focus ~ Wine & Food with great hosts and an important marketing lesson

Tweet It began on June 16 at J Jose and I had been invited to J winery’s Pinot and Pizza party by our friend George Rose. This was one deliciously “hot” event: Not only was it literally 100+ degrees in the shade… but also… Wine & food events at J are so popular that there had […]