Paul Skinner is brilliant man. Many are happy to attest to that. I only write this about him, because I recently found myself defending his brilliance to someone who just didn’t want to believe what I had come to know… about the AVA’s climate, and who Paul Skinner is in this business.
Sorry, Peter, that I’ve called you “wacky.” I mean it the best possible way. When I’m dead and gone, I hope people refer to me as having been “wacky.”
Tweet Wilfred Wong is a respected wine judge and BevMo!‘s Cellar Master. His palate is highly regarded; his opinions matter a great deal. Please enjoy. Winery images have been borrowed from the respective wineries’ Web sites; for emphasis and their promotional use, only. Wilfred’s image comes from his BevMo! wine blog page. If you’d like […]
As a veteran of the wine business, I’ve seen trends come and go, and Zin still seems hold its own. While Zin’s greatest stronghold remains in Northern California, there remains a global love for the varietal among those who love wine. My attendance at the ZAP Trade Tasting on Thursday, January 22nd at Rock Wall Winery confirmed that. — Wilfred Wong
Tweet Just last week, I wrote two stories about my friend and colleague Sue Straight. Wine industry direct to consumer wine coach Sue Straight Wine Writer Sue Straight As I was writing both of these stories, I was reflecting on the fact that when I write about other people, it’s really something very personal for […]
Tweet [Image of Sue Straight from San Francisco Chronicle wine judge Website.] Wine veteran, and wine industry direct to consumer wine coach, Sue Straight has launched her own business. Denise Gill, director of sales and hospitality at Ancient Oak Cellars and long-time friend to Straight has stated, “Using her vast wine knowledge and a focused […]
Tweet [Image of Sue Straight from San Francisco Chronicle wine judge Website.] Most of us know her as a wine writer, wine judge, a singer in her funky, down home bands, and a friend. But, when I first met Sue (over 20 years ago), she was working at Lambert Bridge Winery, with consumers on their […]
The back end of a blog is a pretty interesting place to be. Being on the front end of one, you get to read what people find interesting and relevant (enough to write about it). We edited it several times and then we published…. But, we’re always on the back end.
Green Valley comprises 3,600 of Russian River acres of the above number…. just about a fourth of Russian River Valley, and only one percent of Sonoma County in entirety.