Archive for the ‘Suisun Valley’ Category

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Defining terroir, it’s a science not a myth

Paul Skinner is brilliant man. Many are happy to attest to that. I only write this about him, because I recently found myself defending his brilliance to someone who just didn’t want to believe what I had come to know… about the AVA’s climate, and who Paul Skinner is in this business.

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Suisun Valley is celebrating their Appellation’s 31st Anniversary

Tweet Presented by Suisun Valley Vintners & Growers Association, Suisun Valley is going to be celebrating their Appellation’s 31st Anniversary on the day after Christmas.  Wine and food tasting from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Thursday, December 26, 2013, guests in Suisun Valley will be gathering for an afternoon of wine tasting and light […]

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Earliest History of Grape Growing in Suisun Valley

Tweet The earliest history of grape growing in Suisun Valley can be traced back to Mae Fisher Purcell. Mae wrote for the Eighteenth Anniversary Edition And All County Chamber of Commerce Atlas of Solano County, Information-Section 4-1935, in a story entitled, “Claus Mangels Renowned Solano Winery and Notable Estate is Beauty Spot of Suisun Valley: […]

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SUISUN VALLEY UPDATE: European Grapevine Moth Letter: UC Davis Extension EGVM updates for finds in and around Solano County

Tweet A day in the life of a wine publicist includes interacting with clients, Suisun Valley – for me – being one of them. I was just asked to get this onto Suisun Valley’s blog, and I thought to myself that this is great public service material. For those of you who read this blog, […]

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Earliest History of Grape Growing in Suisun Valley

Tweet [Image courtesy of Gary Mangels] Mae Fisher Purcell wrote for the Eighteenth Anniversary Edition And All County Chamber of Commerce Atlas of Solano County, Information-Section 4-1935, in a story entitled, “Claus Mangels Renowned Solano Winery and Notable Estate is Beauty Spot of Suisun Valley: When Omar Khayyam, poet-tentmaker, wrote in his immortal Rubalyat the […]

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Winemakers Don’t Have Green Thumbs ~ Just Ask Chuck Custodio of Trahan

Tweet Check out our free shipping on fine wines today! “I tried to make wine once, and mold grew all over the top of my Zin in no time. I’m not a winemaker. I have a green thumb, but I’m not a winemaker,” I recently said to Chuck Custodio, of Trahan Winery. “I guess that […]

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A Love Story is happening in Suisun Valley at Rancho Solano*

Tweet Wine and Food “A Love Story” Friday, November 18, 2011 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. The event is happening at The Clubhouse at Rancho Solano* in Fairfield, and tickets are $35.00 in advance. Gather with the growers and vintners of Suisun Valley for a delicious evening of fine wines, tasty appetizers, and live music, […]

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First Steps in Winemaking & Real Cidermaking On a Small Scale

Tweet Two new books have arrived, as we head into the last quarter of the year and the holiday gift giving season. But, these two are even more seasonal. This is the season to ferment, and these books are right on cue. Both are from Fox Chapel Publishing, celebrating their 20th Anniversary (1991 – 2011). […]

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King Andrews Vineyards ~ What Brought & Keeps Roger King in Suisun Valley

Tweet Pre-Viticulture Originally from Oakland, Roger King moved to the Lake Tahoe area in 1972, where he experienced a formidable marketing career in the ski industry. All of this happened before becoming a grape grower in Suisun Valley. He moved to Suisun because one of the companies that he worked for had a home office […]

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The Life Cycle of a Client: Breaking up can be easy ~ sorta ~ to do, and a grand experience

Tweet Having a client is like making a puzzle. YEAR ONE: First you gather all the edges, find the four corners, take the pieces and begin to fill in the border sides, until you have the outside of the box completed. YEARS TWO THROUGH FIVE: Next you begin to place all of the pieces that […]