Archive for the Tag 'California wine'

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Happy Father’s Day, Syrah!

[Copyright: mcininch / 123RF Stock Photo ~ Purchased image.] Credit where credit is due… Syrah (father) + Peloursin (mother) = Petite Sirah I did NOT write the following, in this rendition. This was written by Stephanie Douglas of Aratas Wine, who – like me – just “gets it.” History, lineage, heritage, passion… We’re on it! […]

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Wine of the Week ~ Kentucky Derby Style ~ Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon

Getting ready to celebrate the Kentucky Derby this weekend? If you are (or even if you’re not) this is a perfect weekend to indulge your senses in a bit of some Cabernet bourbon… Cherries Jubilee, waiting for the gate to open and showtime… Crushed cherries – as noted – and very complex. The wine just […]

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The Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2013 Petite Sirah Symposium

The Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2013 Petite Sirah Symposium, sponsored by Concannon Vineyard. Become part of the movement Don’t find yourself reading about how it went, and thinking you can completely recapture the day from any article. No story can condense into anything that will be earth shattering for you. Lead the parade […]

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An indispensible resource for wine media

AmericanWineryGuide.com’s Website is an indispensable resource for wine media, as well as wine lovers. As a wine travel writer, in order to begin your story, what if you had only one website resource that delivers all of the following: A comprehensive list of wineries from all across the U.S. In-depth information about each winery Visitor […]

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AmericanWineryGuide.com ~ The best resource for wine travel writers

As a wine travel writer, in order to begin your story, what if you had only one website resource that delivers all of the following: A comprehensive list of wineries from all across the U.S. In-depth information about each winery Visitor reviews and ratings about personal experiences at the wineries An indicator of how good […]

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2013 Class of the Vintners Hall of Fame: Cesar Chavez, Robert M. Parker, Jr., Frank Schoonmaker, and Merry Edwards

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) has announced that its 2013 Vintners Hall of Fame inductees will be legendary labor leader Cesar Chavez, wine writer Frank Schoonmaker, the founder of The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, and winemaking pioneer Meredith “Merry” Edwards. I love the announcement of this annual award, because it captures the heart of the […]

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Oregon, and how vintners feel ~ Oregon Pinot Gris marketing group answers an objection ~ Paul Gregutt Adds Advice

Oregon needs to stay focused on how to build its wine industry, in my humble opinion. Below is a conversation that went back and forth with a vintner. It’s always interesting to hear an objection, because it’s insightful. What I saw from the objection is that some vintners would rather leave all marketing to the […]

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Patricia Latimer ~ Wine Publicist and Wine Writer

I just learned about Patricia Latimer as an author. Prior to her being a writer, I knew her as the founder of Patricia Latimer Associates, a public relations and strategic planning company, located in Cleveland, with a presence in San Francisco. When I knew her, she was based in San Francisco. Her dad’s ailing health […]

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Why I Adore the Bacigalupis and John Tyler Wines

John Tyler Wines are located at 4353 Westside Road in Healdsburg, right in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Come taste their vineyard designate wines. Their tasting room is open daily from 10:30-5:00 p.m. Grand Opening Celebration Event Saturday, July 30, 2011,  from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. 4353 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA KR Catering […]

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Open letter to Vinesse

First of all, I’d rather have written this to you via Email, but you have no Email options on your site. I’ve written about that one recently. Those who aren’t transparent about who they are leave no options, and I am forced to find a more creative way to get updated info to you… Like […]