Archive for the Tag 'John 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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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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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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Jim Concannon Receives Man of the Year Award

When I was hired to be the publicist for Concannon Vineyard in 2003, I came to realize that I had been given a true gem, within the wine business. At the time, Lynn Kirimli, the marketing director, and I knew the challenges. Later, when Laurie Jones replaced Lynn, the challenges were still the same, and […]

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Announcing the 8th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium

FREE Tickets to Wine, Women & Shoes (just comment and click here for further details). This is an event that Louis Foppiano asked me to start. We held it at his winery for six years, then we took a year off. After that year, Louis decided that he would let Concannon Vineyard run with it… […]