Archive for the ‘Wine Magazine’ Category

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Shipping wine in the US no longer a nightmare for understanding, thanks to Wine Enthusiast

Tweet Thanks, Wine Enthusiast Magazine for making shipping wine in the US no longer a nightmare for understanding. This info graphic changes that constant and complicated moving target, with the easiest way to figure this out EVER. Jose and I have helped so many clients as Diaz Communications, when they make those Direct-to-Consumer decisions. I’ve learned […]

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It all boils down to Parker, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and Tanzer, in the Total Wine World

Tweet “Back in the day” (pre social media), the following four … Parker, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and Tanzer … along with Charlie Olken ruled wine with an iron fist. And, they still do, boys and girls. This are just my observances from 20+ years of experiences, while being on the inside of the wine […]

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If I could invite anyone to dinner, who would it be?

Tweet [Image borrowed from www.michaelchiarello.com] Right now, it would be Michael Chiarello (and a guest of his choosing)… Why? This is a chef who not only cooks up a storm with wonderful flair, but he also has a winery that produces Petite Sirah. It’s called Chiarello Family Vineyards, and has been in his family since […]

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Oregon Winemakers define their own Pinot Gris style to Paul Gregutt

Tweet At the Second Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium presented by Oak Knoll Winery, Paul Gregutt was asked to return as the keynote speaker. The reason for this is multilayered. First and foremost, Paul’s been writing about Northwest wines for over 25 years. He’s tasted Oregon Pinot Gris during that time, now understanding them better […]

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Regarding: Oregon wants to double UK sales within three years

Tweet I just read this story: Oregon wants to double UK sales within three years, published by Harpers, a UK magazine. The following was written by Gemma McKenna, on Thursday, 24 May 2012: The head of the Oregon Wine Board hopes to double its UK sales within the next three years. Tom Danowski, executive director, […]

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Oregon Pinot Gris: Getting to know you, getting to know all about you ~ Part 1

Tweet How fun it is to be discovering what Harvey Steiman of Wine Spectator magazine refers to as Oregon’s “unsung hero.” It’s a revelation to read in Robert Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide, “This is the hardest wine to find, as virtually all of it is snapped up before it has a chance to leave Oregon. […]

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COMMENTARY: Writing about wine is not like playing King of the Mountain, or is it?

Tweet Each spring, rams come out and butt heads, yet another year, establishing the year’s pecking order… Notice how much human beings do the same thing. I should research how many wars were started between the dates of March 21 to April 20th, the astrological time of Aries the Ram. I know there are some, […]

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Quarterly Review of Wines ~ RIP

Tweet Another important glossy wine magazine is biting the dust. Sayonara, Quarterly Review of Wines. Thanks for all of your help over the years. You’re going to be sorely missed! I was so saddened when The Wine News, for which I had written Cat O’Wine Tales in the 1990s, closed its doors. Publishers Tom and […]

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Wine Spectator is Redefining Wine Travel on iPad

Tweet The press release reads: Just in time for the harvest travel season, Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, is pleased to announce the release of an innovative new iPad travel app: Wine Spectator’s Guide to Napa Valley. This app delivers Wine Spectator’s world-class editorial content on Napa Valley in a unique format […]

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Deborah Parker Wong, AIWS ~ Wine Writer #42

Tweet Deborah Parker Wong recently told me, “Your blog is a great resource!” I’m glad she noticed… Having this blog be a resource is my second reason for keeping it up. My first has always been to journal my process as a wine publicist, as I’ve said many times here. What I find interesting about […]