Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category

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A Vineyard in Napa by Doug Shafer Fills in an Important Historical Napa Timeline

Working for the Robert Mondavi Winery, as Doug Shafer also has, gave me time to simultaneously study Napa history. The prior five years, I had been living and working in Sonoma County, and that history (and its characters) had become second nature. But, then being in the land of Napa, I needed to know more; […]

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Cathy Huyghe Receives the 2016 Diaz Communications Innovator of the Year Award for Enolytics

Jose Diaz and I are pleased to announce that Cathy Huyghe of Enolytics is the recipient of 2016’s Diaz Communications Innovator of the Year Award. With her expertise in analyzing consumerism and the wine industry’s facts and figures, to better understand today’s wine market, Cathy joins the ranks of those whom we’ve watched develop into […]

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Current Wine and Winegrape Research course offered by UC Davis Extension

This is Public Service Announcement for UC Davis. For the inquisitive, marketers, wine sales industry pros, wanting to understand more about wine grapes and current enology projects. You are invited to join U.C. Davis’s Extension program for the Current Wine and Winegrape Research course, so that you can soar to new heights of understanding. Monday, […]

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Constructing a soil monolith with Vineyard Soil Technologies

[Photo Credit: Lori Knapp, The Rubin Family of Wines] I just recommended Vineyard Soil Technologies in my story entitled, “Soil Monolith ~ a perfect wine gift for the winery owner…” The Rubin Family of Wines has taken advantage of their soil preserved in a Monolith, in order to educate others who visit the winery, who would […]

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New Year’s Day From Around the World ~ Let’s Celebrate With Wine!

The part of my blog that’s currently intriguing me the most is having some important doors opened from import brands. As a result, I’m getting to taste the entire world in the comfort of my own home. In junior high, geography was an easy “A.” It still is. Being a lover of life and culture, […]

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Wine and Spirits Books of 2016 That Belong in Any Great Wine (book) Library

Each year I enjoy putting a list together of the best wine and food books I read throughout the year. This year is no exception. Here are my 2016 Wine and Spirits Books. And, here’s headed to your Black Friday shopping… A Zentrepreneur’s Guide ~ by vintner Ron Rubin and Stuart Avery Gold We’ve got […]

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Still With The “Y?” ~ Why?

PS I Love You began in October, 2002. Today this Petite Sirah advocacy is still actively educating. It’s 14 years later. Early on, when I’d help wine writers to understand that Petite Sirah is not spelled with a “Y,” I’d mostly get people thanking me for the education. I do remember correcting one person, however, […]

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Eleven Years… Eleven whole years of Wine Blogging

Sometimes I wonder, “Am I nuts?” I voiced it to Jennifer Chin, when she was querying me about helping with her client Ernest Vineyards, a new [artisan] producer of cool-climate Chards and Pinots from the Sonoma Coast. I wrote to her: Thanks for contacting me. Right now, between my day job and all of the […]

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Red Mountain ~ A Novel ~ Boo Walker

Red Mountain by Boo Walker is a novel that will draw you in, hold your attention, and have you up in the middle of the night because it’s nearly impossible to put down, wanting to know what happens next. I received a copy in the US mail from Boo. For Jo, Enjoy! Boo Well, I […]

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Bordeaux 101 ~ The Stages of Learning about Bordeaux ~ partie

Bordeaux 101, my stages of discovery for the past year. Since this is a birthday for me, and my last year was devoted to learning more about Bordeaux, today I’m sharing my Bordeaux 101, for anyone else so inspired. Now I’m going into a new region: Verona, Italy, for 2017. Today is my cross over, […]