Archive for the ‘Variety’ Category

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Going down in history as a Variety versus Varietal old fart

Tweet Yup… I’m going down in history as a Variety versus Varietal old fart, and I don’t care. I first wrote about his on May 11, 2007. Then, I brought it up again on March 11, 2011. My most recent post for this one was on July 3, 2012. Now, it’s July 2014, and it’s […]

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Wine Grape Leaves

Tweet There are many wineries where I’ve worked, prior to becoming a consultant. At each one I learned a different segment of the wine business. While at Kendall-Jackson, I took advantage of Santa Rosa Junior College’s Demonstration Vineyard; which in all fairness was planted pre-K-J, when the facility was Chateau DeBaun. What’s interesting to note […]

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The Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2013 Petite Sirah Symposium

Tweet The Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2013 Petite Sirah Symposium, sponsored by Concannon Vineyard. Become part of the movement Don’t find yourself reading about how it went, and thinking you can completely recapture the day from any article. No story can condense into anything that will be earth shattering for you. Lead the […]

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The Third Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium at Oak Knoll Winery Set Out New Marketing Directions

Tweet On Thursday, June 13, The Third Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium at Oak Knoll Winery set out new marketing directions. At each and every turn, presenters took on the challenges before them, while exploring Oregon’s internal strengths and weakness, as well as their external opportunities and threats, as regards Oregon’s Pinot Gris. The leader […]

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Expanding Your Grape Varieties Knowledge Base

Tweet Expanding your grape varieties knowledge base  never got easier, I think. It’s up for debate… Ever wonder how to learn many of those obscure grape varieties? As you prepare to become a master of wine, you could become inspired by Richard Hemming. He took his talent for music to new heights with this one. […]

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The Third Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium is announced by Oak Knoll Winery

Tweet The Third Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium is announced by Oak Knoll Winery, as Oregon Pinot Gris continues to gather national awareness and the effort for understanding it continues. It will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Oak Knoll Winery. This year’s focus is going to be “What the marketing efforts for […]

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Steve Hall of Robert Biale Vineyards talks about how great wine begins in a great vineyard

Tweet Steve Hall of Robert Biale Vineyards has that very easy, very comfortable way about him; and he uses that accessible trait to describe meticulous details of his craft… Namely: working with vineyard owners being at the mercy of mother nature knowing as much about each vine as he possibly could; from the good of […]

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Miro Tcholakov of Trentadue Winery Talks Winemaking from the Vineyards

Tweet There are two separate segments with this interview between Jose Diaz of Diaz Communications and Miro Tcholakov, the winemaker for Trentadue Winery. Miro makes wine for both Trentadue Winery and also his own brand, Miro Cellars. Miro’s got the dream job… And, he’s one of the winemakers whom I’ve adored for a very long […]

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The Most Significant Planting of Zinfandel in Our Modern Era, by Dave Pramuk

Tweet According to Dave Pramuk, Robert Biale’s co-founder and marketing strategist, “Robert Biale Vineyards is delighted with this project – the most significant planting of Zinfandel in Napa Valley in our modern era. In the pioneering days of California viticulture, Zinfandel was the grape of choice across the state. In Napa Valley, Zinfandel once comprised […]

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Robert Biale Vineyards ~ The Most Significant Planting of Zinfandel in Our Modern Era

Tweet According to Dave Pramuk, Robert Biale’s co-founder and marketing strategist, “Robert Biale Vineyards is delighted with this project – the most significant planting of Zinfandel in Napa Valley in our modern era. In the pioneering days of California viticulture, Zinfandel was the grape of choice across the state. In Napa Valley, Zinfandel once comprised […]