Archive for the ‘Wine Writer’ Category

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Jack Roberts + Ray and Eleanor Heald (Jack passes away, the Healds are retiring)

Some days you just don’t want those Emails to come in. On March 3, I got this one from radiojack:

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Keeping it real… Will he, that Steve Heimoff?

Tweet Keeping it real… well I know Steve Heimoff will. The natural buzz that’s developing is, “Will the Jackson Family Wines be keeping it real?” Yes, I believe all parties will. I’ve known Steve Heimoff long enough to know that if he’s not true to himself, he’ll crumble and so will everything else around him. […]

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Steve Heimoff has left the building to explore the world of wine

This new position for Steve couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person… And, congratulations to KJ for recognizing that his talent will enrich all of their story lines. They simply made him that once-in-a-lifetime offer that he couldn’t refuse.

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Defining terroir, it’s a science not a myth

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.

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Wacky Peter Nowack, a wine professional with a razor sharp edge

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.”

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Napa Valley Royalty for your Sweetheart from Wilfred Wong

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 […]

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Let’s get Zapped… ZAP 2014 from Wilfred Wong

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

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The Power of the Pen; also referred to today as social media

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 […]

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Wine industry direct to consumer wine coach Sue Straight

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 […]

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Wine Writer Sue Straight

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 […]