Archive for the Tag 'Dark & Delicious™'

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Open letter to wine event volunteers ~ Everyone is a CO-STAR

So, dear Volunteers, imagine if we advocacy groups didn’t have you for our wine events. Simple math suggests that this advocacy group, for instance, would have to either close down, or find a volunteer to run the group.

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It’s Spring in wine country

Tweet [I purchased this image. I didn't take this one.] Yeah, I know, I’m a month early, but that’s the reality in Sonoma County. And today, regardless of this being a very dry winter, I’m thanking the gods that the next few days won’t have rain. I’m only two days away from putting on an […]

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Why are you the right blogger (or writer) for this Chilean culinary adventure?

Tweet I entered a contest, “Why are you the right blogger (or writer) for this Chilean culinary adventure?” Chile… one of my New Year’s resolution.  I felt like this was the year for Chile at the end of December, so I proclaimed it to myself. That’s exactly how I quit smoking back in 1972. I […]

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Petite Temptations at Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah™ ~ Pet Project Benefits, East Bay SPCA

Tweet Everything we do at PS I Love You is Petite, it seems, and the upcoming silent auction for Dark & Delicious 2013 is no exception. A portion of the this year’s proceeds will be donated to the East Bay SPCA. ANDIS WINES ~ VALUE: $250 Tour for up to 12 people with the winemaker […]

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Pet Has a Pet Project Through Cause Marketing ~ The East Bay SPCA

Tweet Being the founding executive director of PS I Love You, the wine grape advocacy group for Petite Sirah (aka Pet), has taught me a lot. Some notables: I’ve helped to incorporate the group. Gone through the rigors of having it become a 501-c6 non-profit. Trademarked Dark and Delicious PETITE SIRAH™. Understand that if we […]

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Seventh Annual DARK & DELICIOUS PETITE SIRAH™ event updates ~ February 22, 2013

Tweet DARK & DELICIOUS PETITE SIRAH™ is the preeminent, Petite Sirah annual event in all of the world, held by PS I Love You, Inc.: Important California wineries pour their Petites, some very rare, older vintage Over 30 fine food restaurants, specialty food producers, and caterers join us …supporting this Seventh Annual Petite Sirah extravaganza. […]

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It’s official: After putting on a major event, the following week I’m useless

Tweet I always like to think that I’m not going to be, but the reality has settled in this time. Day 1 ~ unpack the returning mess ~ while dealing with incoming emails Day 2 ~ accounting ~ while dealing with incoming emails Day 3 ~ taking inventory ~ while dealing with incoming emails Day […]

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Sixth Annual Dark & Delicious is SOLD OUT!

Tweet This is our sixth annual event, and each year it’s sold out. Each year, the event also continues to slowly grow, and has reached its evolutionary maximum size for all future events. Not only is this about the size that I’m comfortable with managing, but it’s also about responding to consumers’ resounding feedback each […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day ~ A Dark & Delicious Give Away

Tweet I love those of you who take your time to read my blog. And so, today is a very simple blog posting. Just comment on today’s blog, and if you’ve not yet won a pair of tickets (through my Facebook efforts) for Dark & Delicious this coming Friday, you’re eligible. (This sixth annual event, […]

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GIVE AWAY GIFTS: Holiday gifts for Wine-Blog fans

Tweet I appreciate you guys. First of all, you know that wine-blog is not your average wine blog. Next, you’ve got to have a sense of humor, or you wouldn’t be here. Finally, you put up with me. Because you take your time to read my ramblings, and in the spirit of the season, I […]