Archive for the ‘Wine Business’ Category

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Discovering Writer Mark Pendergrast

Tweet [This photo is borrowed from Mark Pendergrast’s Website.] I enjoy introducing you to other writers in the wine business, or related to it in some seamless way. In this case, it’s a fellow writer whose expertise has earned him columns in Wine Spectator, which are related to coffee and evaluating it. Mark is best […]

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1000 corks – two things about that

Tweet 1000 Corks Does anyone need or want 1,000 corks? I’ve just emptied a wine barrel with over 3,000 corks and don’t want to just throw them away. If you pay for shipping for 1,000 of them, I’ll send them to you. 1,000 corks, the Website   1000 Corks, the offer Please email me: jo@diaz-communications.com […]

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Weight of Wine Bottles and Being Unduly Impressed in a Time of Sustainability

Tweet How do you feel about the weight of wine bottles these days? I know of one wine writer who, when the bottles began to take on the “Big Boy” effect, had serious issues right away. It’s only been within the last 10 years that wine bottles have put on the extra pounds… As part […]

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Stiletto Wine ~ The making of a wine brand

Tweet Stiletto Wines is brought to us by Middleton Family Wines. Middleton is based in Washington State, and these wines have been carefully selected and imported from Sicily. Four generations of family have been contributing to this company. According to them, “Our family has been working the land since 1898, when we started a lumber business in […]

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Is living on principles a good thing, or am I holding myself back… from NoteStream?

Tweet As it turns out, I’m not holding my self back, when it comes to principles, and I may have helped the current writing condition take a teeny tiny step forward. I have my principles, and I thought that I may just be stubbornly holding myself back… But then, I’m also not looking to conquer […]

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Nine years of wine blogging, should I have just written a book?

Tweet I’m reflecting on nine years of wine blogging this morning… having started just about this time nine years ago, in terms of thinking I should, and then getting Jose to build a site for me. I’ve had about four wine blog sites in the process. In 2005, I eagerly waited to write that first […]

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Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah® returns on February 20, 2015

Tweet About the ® in Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah®… It’s the Ninth Annual! ←   This image to the left,  is NOT a PS I LOVE YOU event. ←  This one is a case of registration infringement. ←  If other entities didn’t decide that Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah ® events would be way cool […]

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Age is a beautiful thing ~ Most especially in wine

Tweet The concept that age is a beautiful thing doesn’t always play out well in our Western Culture. In one of my psyche classes, we learned that there are two cultures that make up the world; although, I would argue that I fit into a third one. It would be an evolving Melting Pot culture, […]

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Upside down boot + Rightside up New Zealand’s wines

Tweet Did you ever thing  about New Zealand being an upside down boot? Okay, so maybe it’s a small boot with a leg warmer, but it’s got it going on. Thanks to Jasper Hammink of Vinopedia, the new free price comparison engine for wine. He read this post, he wrote: I saw your blog… hilarious […]

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The many charms of a winemaker ~ Mark Beaman ~ During harvest, no less

Tweet One of the many charms of Mark Beaman is that I got a winemaker profile during harvest. One would think that it’s pretty hard to do right now. Certainly I did. So I used a different technique than the meet n’greet interview process. I sent questions to him, and told him there was no […]