Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category

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Top 10 Faux Pas of Wine PR People

Tweet Media people get tired of us. While we’re the link to their samples, the less they have to do with us after the samples arrive, the better. From their list of complaints, I’ve compiled the do’s from their don’t, of the top 10 faux pas of wine PR people regarding sending them samples. I […]

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Commitment of Joy Sterling and Kevin Jorgeson toward our Earth

Tweet These days, Mother Nature is cleverly disguised as Joy Sterling, of Iron Horse Vineyards. For as long as I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Joy, I’ve found this to be true. She has the intellect, understanding, compassion, and resources to pull it off. She cares for the earth in ways that many of us […]

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Macroclimate, Microclimate, Mesoclimate, and Canopy Climates

Tweet Image via Wikipedia For all of the words that are used in writing about a vineyard’s climate terroir, there are significant differences with each. If you don’t have the luxury of a viticulture class close by, or you’re just too busy to attend a class, here’s a good primer. Vit 101 brought some interesting […]

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Earth Day 2015 April 22

Tweet The Summer of Love gave birth to an important movement… The first Earth Day began the following year in 1970, by U.S. Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson. He witnessed the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. He was inspired by the Vietnam anti-war movement and felt that if he could […]

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Viticulture 101 ~ 3

Tweet Viticulture 101 ~ 3 VIT 101: During spring, the color green is bright and vibrant in the vineyards, with all of the new foliage. You can see wine grapes growing in the background of this picture. I took this picture at Concannon Vineyard in Livermore. The reason I chose this image it to show […]

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Wine Tasting Etiquette ~ Perfume is for romance, not for wine tasting

Tweet Wine Tasting Etiquette ~ 101 Although there’s a lot of “romance” associated with the “wine experience,” additional aromas when tasting wine doesn’t really add anything. In fact, it takes a lot away from a really pleasant experience. I’m no saint with this one. I’ll admit it… I learned this the hard way. It was […]

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A classic restaurant, bar, caterers, and picnic item… Boxxle

Tweet Being asked if I’d consider Boxxle, I had no clue what it was or that it even existed, so I curiously said, “Sure.” When it arrived, I thought, “What a great restaurant, bar, caterer or picnic item!” And, I’m hooked. Restaurants, bars, and caterers For people in restaurants and bars… Remember me? I’m the […]

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The timing of the Green Parade has never been better… Irrigation-wise

Tweet Earth Day is just days away…. California’s drought versus viticulture is very complex, but has the ability to get people thinking more intelligently and scientifically. And, the Green Parade may have finally just arrived, more than a few decades from the summer of love, peace, and ecology. I just read an article by Dan […]

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Earth Day in Green Valley of Russian River Valley

Tweet Earth Day in Green Valley of Russian River Valley is near and dear to my heart. I’m a Summer of Love survivor and apostle. In Northern California, nobody does Earth Day better than our own Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards. She, too, is an apostle of treating Mother Earth with dignity and r-e-s-p-e-c-t. […]

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The only way to get over this is to get under it, Governor Brown

Tweet Governor Brown, this blog post is dedicated to you: If you see me in this vineyard tomorrow morning, only five minutes from my home, with my bar of soap and towel, know that this is where I’ll be taking my showers from now on. My husband went out and about yesterday, to get coffee, […]