Archive for the Tag 'Jim Concannon'

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Concannon Vineyard ~ where St. Patrick’s Day means so much

While James Concannon may have not been the first Irish vintner to work in a vineyard or winery in the United States, he was clearly the first Irish vintner to create his own winery. This is why, for me, celebrating St. Patty’s Day has a lot of significance. So much credence is given to the […]

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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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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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Ninth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium to Have Live Broadcast

The Ninth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium is again sold out. If, however, you didn’t sign up, but would like to be there via a live broadcast, it will be available via Ustream at www.ustream.tv/channel/psiloveyou; and, it will also be available on the PS l Love You site at www.psiloveyou.org/live/. [Photo: Jim Concannon] We will be […]

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Concannon Is Pulling Out All of the Stops For Petite Sirah’s 50th Anniversary

Media and Petite producers… You’re invited… (Email Jo Diaz ~ jo @ diaz-communications.com) At this year’s Ninth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium, Concannon Vineyard has added one more event. The night before the Symposium, on July 25, 2011, following PS I Love You’s annual meeting (5:00 p.m.), the folks at Concannon are hosting a Reception and […]

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PR is a gift, not a given ~ and I can’t say that enough

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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When Irish Wines Are Smiling

It just had to happen. In 2002, when I organized and started not only PS I Love You, but also started the Association of African American Vintners, I was thinking about starting an Irish American Vintners Association. It just made sense to me. Concannon Vineyard was/is a client of Diaz Communications. (Although I’m no longer […]

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Wine Enthusiast Nominations for 2009 are Stellar

Awards are great! Giving them is a show of appreciation for the efforts of others, who have passionately strived for what they believe. I know one of the greatest achievements of my wine career was nominating Jim Concannon of Concannon Vineyard for an award at the California State Fair a few years ago… It was […]