Archive for the Tag 'Foppiano Vineyards'

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VIT 101 ~ 8 ~ COOLING TRENDS

VIT 101: With a cooling trend after a warm spell (like we’re having right now in Russian River Valley), vineyard activity slows. So, if the season came early (as it did), and grape farmers might have thought that perhaps they’d have an early harvest, things just slowed back down a bit. This is how each […]

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Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah® ~ These are the brands that want you to enjoy Petite

Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah® … This coming Friday evening (February 21, 2014) is the Eighth Annual Dark & Delicious event, put on by PS I Love You… a labor of love for all included within this story. (The name says it all, really, doesn’t it?)

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The Sweet Spot of Petite ~ Petite Sirah Port

The Sweet Spot of Petite ~ Petite Sirah Port… Dark, Delicious, and Decadent… In late 1979, the first Petite Sirah Port was produced in Napa Valley. The increase of producing a Petite Port is on the rise, as evidenced by the members of PS I Love You, when queried, “Who among you produces a Port?” […]

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Turning up the sizzle on an already hot commodity ~ Petite Sirah Symposium

The Petite Sirah Symposium, about to go into its eleventh incarnation, has been a sellout every single year of its existence. The mother lode of single variety symposiums, people have gathered in the past to discuss a single variety known as Petite Sirah; but those events have never been formal or continuous, nor have they […]

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In a word…

[image: left to right, John Concannon, Evan Goldstein, Jim Concannon, and Jo Diaz… Jose made me stand still for about two seconds to take this…] After actualizing months of planning, and the long day of putting on an educational symposium, it’s virtually impossible to do anything else of substance that day. That won’t keep me […]

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Top 10 Marketing Contributions to the Success of PS I Love You’s 10 Years

Top 10 Marketing Contributions to the Success of PS I Love You’s 10 Years of existence… It’s been 10 great years as the founding executive director of PS I Love You, Inc. It’s also been, without a doubt, the most challenging and rewarding job of my professional life; although being the director of a school, […]

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10 years old, and *The Petite Engine That Could* is still chugging along ~ spreadin’ the love for Petite Sirah

September 19, 2012 is PS I Love You’s 10th anniversary. On this date in 2002, Kent Rosenblum – then of Rosenblum Cellars, now of Rock Wall Wine Company – sent a check that helped to begin a Website. This contribution also helped to launch an advocacy group, and give us the definitive starting date of […]

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And, the PS I Love You’s Phenomenal Service Award goes to….

It’s with great pleasure that the Board of Directors announced at their annual meeting that Concannon Vineyard is the PS I Love You 2012 Phenomenal Service Award. [Pictured at the 10th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium, left to right: Evan Goldstein (keynote speaker), John Concannon, and Jim Concannon.] I’ve long marveled at what Concannon has done to […]

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PR’s a gift, not a given

When you want publicity, put your best foot forward, do the best you can – always, and someone, somewhere will get it. Don’t expect everyone to get it, though, and don’t take it personally when you can’t inspire a writer. It’s not about you; it’s about him or her. Some writers just “get it,” and […]

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Are you wanting to sample the treasures of Piemonte?

This information was sent to me by my wine writing friend and colleague Dick Rosano. I told him that I’d be putting it onto my blog as a P.S.A. (public service announcement). Having been in radio as a PR specialist, I learned a lot about the value of a P.S.A. and understanding the importance of […]