Archive for the ‘Wine Country’ Category

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Social media is a very effective marketing tool + Lodi + Oak Farm Vineyards

Tweet How PR works social media has amplified the process, as we all now know [Photo: Wilfred Wong] Nothing new in the title, “Social media is a very effective marketing tool.” However… sitting on both sides of the fence of being a PR pro and a published writer, I’m impressed with other PR people and […]

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Old Mission & Leelanau Winery Passport + Radio station success story

Tweet Once upon a time… There are many “once upon a times” for me. I remember when I first began Diaz Communications, Page Poulos reached out to me. At the time, she owned Paige Poulos Communications, Inc.. She congratulated me on taking that independent step. And she warned me, “Always be looking” [for new clients]. […]

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Coming to wine country with kids… Safari West is your answer

make sure that your children are happy and engaged

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Children in wine country… get over it

Tweet I was just reminded of this, last weekend at the Bacigalupi 50th Anniversary celebration of the Judgment of Paris decision… Bacigalupi’s grapes were a portion of the Number One chosen wine from Chateau Montelena… Yeah, Sonoma ruled and Napa got the credit. (Easier for the French to say “Napa,” n’est ce pas?) [Image of […]

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The week my computer fried itself

Tweet This is the week my computer decided to fry itself. Oh, yeah… All new start… All new programs. All new computer. Whole new appreciation for when it’s going well. I also spent a lot of time in my organic garden, waiting for things to come together in my office, thanks to Jose. This is […]

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Tres Sabores Winery offers a great marketing concept

Tweet Leave it to Julie Johnson of Tres Sabores Winery to come up with one of the best marketing concepts for turning people onto her wines. Remember drive-in movies, anyone? Yeah, it’s like that. OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT at Tres Sabores A Night of Animation, Napa Valley Lore Food & Wine Celebrate the heritage of […]

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Bacigalupi Vineyards ~ 50 Years of living and loving Russian River Valley

The year 2014 is a year of celebrating landmarks in the Russian River Valley, at the venerated Bacigalupi Vineyards. Three generations, including a vibrant Helen Bacigalupi, are in concert, bringing more vigor to the new family-label wines.

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Chef John Ash wins a James Beard Award

Tweet Jose and I had moved from Maine to California, so he could and would become KSRO’s program director.  When we moved to Sonoma County, Jose found several icons at the station, and one was Chef John Ash. One of the first people at the station I got to meet was Chef John. He was […]

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Meeting one’s inspiration ~ Sandra Day O’Connor at Iron Horse on Earth Day

Tweet Sandra Day O’Connor has been a very important inspiration in my life; and was an anchor for me while I was dangerously adrift in my early days of getting into the wine business… “You’ve made me cry,” she said to me. “Well, you’ve made me cry, too,” I said to her. That was a […]

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Earth Day 2014 in Green Valley at Iron Horse Vineyards

On Earth Day 2014, come spend an afternoon in this amazing viticultural area, known as Green Valley of the Russian River Valley… One of the coolest places to be is in Green Valley…