Archive for the ‘Wine Century Club’ Category

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musings of lavender and wine publicist advice with Tenuta Polvaro

Tweet This past week, I spent many hours working, writing, meeting people, enjoying children, and harvesting some lavender on Sunday… which brings me to musings of lavender and wine publicist advice with Tenuta Polvaro. I felt guilty cutting some fresh lavender from my garden bees; but, then I remembered that the lavender is very much […]

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Wine Century Club – Eklektikon Wines

Tweet Wine Century Club, are you in? The Wine Century Club is open to any adventurous soul, just get started here. It’s such an easy thing to do, and it’s a never ending journey… Once you hit that first Century, you find yourself on your way to your second Century. It’s never ending, because there […]

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Natural Merchants introduces Spanish Tarantas Monastrell, made with 100 percent organically grown grapes

Tweet Natural Merchants introduces Spanish Tarantas Monastrell, made with 100 percent organically grown grapes. Based in Grants Pass, Oregon, and Cartagena, Spain, Natural Merchants is pleased to be a leading importer and distributor of the finest natural and organic foods, as well as organic and biodynamic wines. They source their products directly from the Mediterranean. […]

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I… could drink… a case of you… (Joni Mitchell) ~ 2010 Colagrossi L’Inizio

Tweet As Jose and I were leaving the lake in Geyserville from a quiet Friday afternoon sojourn, he said, “Let’s go to where Lady Gaga had lunch.” I laughed. That was code for Diavola Pizzeria in Geyserville, California. Owner | chef Dino Bugica considers himself a transplant from Pisa, Italy, having grown up with the […]

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Perfect Pinots & Beaujolais Get the Bird ~ And the Post Poultry Party Will Rock with Porto

Tweet ABOUT THE BIG BIRD Years ago I realized that Pinot Noir and Beaujolais are the perfect Thanksgiving wines for really enjoying the big bird. It’s probably my French DNA that loves great these two so much… The earthy notes, the round, voluptuous flavors that fill my mouth, and send essences of rich, rip plums […]

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Why I Love The Wine Century Club, Bodega Riojanas, Mazuelo et al

Tweet I got my Wine Century Certificate last year, after I had tasted 100 different varieties. It’s not as easy as it sounds, to have tried 100 different grapes. I hit the wall at about 60 different cultivars. Then, I attended an importer tasting in San Francisco, and that put me well over the 100 […]

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Wine Century Club ~ Great, Affordable Wines ~ Duca and d’Alesandro

Tweet Once a month, a group of wine loving friends gathers at Chinois Asian Bistro in Windsor, California to enjoy wine together. We’re part of the group called The Wine Century Club. I have to thank my friend Sonadora (Megan Kenney) of Wannabe Wino for turning me onto this group. The basic premise of the […]

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Wine Bloggers Getting Ready for the Virtual Wines of Chile Tasting on October 13, 5:00 p.m. PT

Tweet Being a wine blogger has opened up a whole new world to me, which is really a lot of fun and filled with adventures in not only wine tasting, but also the industry… period… It’s become really easy to be out and about on a lot of levels. In the non-wine tasting world, but […]

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Wine Dinner in New York City at The Modern Sets a City Standard for Opulence

Tweet Staging “the” Perfect Meeting with Client and Media If you’re just getting into PR, a perfect setting is really important when you’re planning a meeting. This is my most recent example. I just traveled to New York City to discuss Finisterra and Alente wines (from the Alentejo region of Portugal) with an important group […]

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Ravenscroft Glasses, are they players?

Tweet Yesterday, I wrote about our Wine Century Club (Windsor, California chapter) tasting. Not only did we have great wines to taste, but I also brought along a Ravenscroft glass to try with the wines. I’ve been through a Riedel tasting, and even orchestrated an Eisch Glass production for a Petite Sirah glass. This involved […]