Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category

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Wine of the Week ~ Super Bowl 50 Wines

Football fan or not, Super Bowl is a great excuse to party. And, since Super Bowl 50 is going to last for an entire day of celebrating, I’m moving away from just one wine for the wine of the week recommendation, into a couple of wines. If having wine rules with your crowd, I’ve got […]

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Mr. Bigglesworth is preparing for Super Bowl 50

Helping me with this blog story is my friend Jane Kettlewell of Creative Palate.  We share lots of stories back and forth, as we both get our jobs done. I’m on the west coast and she’s on the east… Talking about Super Bowl 50, Jane just shared her cat story with me. It sparked my […]

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Winesellers, Ltd. ~ Importer of the Year Award from Wine Enthusiast Magazine

It’s always great to see a company receive it’s just desserts. Winesellers, Ltd., a wine importer, has earned it’s recognition, and I’m happy to praise the company, as they’ve been very kind to me. As a California-based wine publicist, I have little opportunity to taste import wines. Fortunately, my wine blog has opened up the […]

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February – the sweetheart month, and some of its women wine blogging sweethearts

February is the month (astrologically) of altruistic love… Aquarius rules. Valentine’s Day is the height of it all, and a heart is the totem. In this month of altruistic love, I’m going to be sharing a few profiles of women wine bloggers, whose passion is wine; and, sharing (via blogging) their own personal experiences, in […]

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Presidents of Prohibition

Presidents of Prohibition were many, not just the ones during the actual time of Prohibition. As with any major project, it takes an inordinate amount of time to change anything politically. I was inspired to write this blog post when I read the book Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt… Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt, The […]

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Wine of the Week ~ NV Valdo Prosecco

NV Valdo Prosecco, Demoninazione dorigine Controllata Brut Bubbles, we’ve got bubbles, we’ve got lots and lots of bubbles. This wine was really enjoyed. I hadn’t ever heard of Valdo, but now I have. I’m really getting turned on to wines from around the world and I feel like Sir Francis Drake. It’s a great adventure […]

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Wine Doesn’t Have To Be Rocket Science – It Can Easily Be Wine Folly

While making wine does involve the two sciences of viticulture and enology, for those of us wanting to learn about it, is doesn’t have to so complicated that it loses its luster. I do have 60 college units dedicated to understanding it, so I could work with wine clients and not be a dolt on […]

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Wine Business Monthly ~ And they said magazines were going to die

Since my early days in wine, which started in March of 1993, I’ve watched Wine Business Monthly (WBM) morph. For those of you who aren’t in the wine trade, it’s our professional bible… When it first arrived, is was akin to a newspaper (same kind of paper) and it was free. Seemingly, their advertising took […]

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This Full Moon in Capricorn Celebrates Prominence – Dan Gustafson is in the House

The Capricorn personality is geared towards that of leadership and achievement, they always want to climb the corporate ladder and be the best they can be. Capricorns have excellent sense of time and manage it very well, they are excellent organizers. Capricorns are very creative, not spontaneously creative but it is incorporated into their time […]

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Inflatable furniture and what wine was enjoyed

Confessions of an emerging wine educator; in Iambic pentameter (da-da, da-da, da-da, da-da) Bullet points give you the wine progression When I was young and with my folks, home was filled with colonial. Manischewitz Married, moved to Bangor, Maine, where candles dripped on window panes. Chianti in baskets Graduation meant moving back, and yet another […]