Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category

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Santa Cruz Mountains Terroir from Expert Dr. Mark Greenspan ~ Part 2

An old wives’ tale is that you want warm days and cold nights. That came from, I believe, people who were growing wine in warm regions. They have to have a cool night if they have a warm day. But if they have a moderate day, they don’t need that cold night, because the heat that ripens the grapes also metabolizes acids, so they lose acidity.

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Santa Cruz Mountains Terroir from Expert Dr. Mark Greenspan ~ Part 1

It doesn’t get much better than sitting with someone trained in terroir and viticulture, and Dr. Mark Greenspan, of Advanced Viticulture, is as good as it gets.

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The difference between marketing and PR

Sales, marketing, and PR all seemed to be the same thing, because they all fell (and still do) under the same umbrella in the wine business

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What to wear in wine country

It’s all about wine. It’s the country. It’s very casual around here.

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Are you right or left nostriled?

Tweet Image via Wikipedia Are you? Are you right or left nostriled? Have you ever noticed that there are some of us who tilt our heads while “doing the nose” on a glass of wine? I know we might look really dorky; but, honestly, this is just elemental for the moment, so we can get […]

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Seamless… art, food, and wine… in one Santurce location

Here we found all that Chef Mario Pagán promises on his website: “Nuevo Caribe Cuisine…”

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Organic wines and a bird defect

Tweet I just don’t get out much lately. I’ve got so many things to do that joining others… taking that precious time… has been eluding me for a while. Jose and I just made the time, with our friend Sue Straight (Wine Wench) and her friend Mindy Joyce, to taste 17 imported organic wines. What […]

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How about you, girlfriend? Are you into wine, too?

Tweet Ah, the use of the word “girlfriend.” How about you, girlfriend? Are you into wine, too? is easy to now ask. This has the potential to put some guys on edge, I just realized. A gentleman on Facebook recently wanted to know when “girlfriend” had become main stream for women. This person is a […]

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Do you ever wonder, “Why do imports seem to cost less than domestic wines?”

Tweet Here are some thoughts… Do you ever wonder, “Why do imports seem to cost less than domestic wines?” Each day I analyze who’s clicking onto my blog, from aggregated sources. I found my story, the one about Marlene Rossman, an extraordinary wine writing talent, coming through to be from BabyBoomerKnowledgeCenter.com. I re-read the story […]

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It’s time for the Twenty Third Annual Spring Hopland Passport

Tweet It must be spring, because once again, it’s time for the Twenty Third Annual Spring Hopland Passport event Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day 17 winery tasting rooms in and around Hopland, California Join 17 wineries to celebrate Hopland Passport on Saturday, May 3rd and […]