Archive for the Tag 'Mark Twain'


A Howling Wolf in Murphys

Years ago, I worked for Ironstone Vineyards. The following story is one of my favorite memories, while working in the Sierra Mountain region. It all happened in Calaveras County. It was a two and a half year gig. I intuitively knew going into it that it would only last two years. It managed to squeak […]


Steve Heimoff has left the building to explore the world of wine

This new position for Steve couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person… And, congratulations to KJ for recognizing that his talent will enrich all of their story lines. They simply made him that once-in-a-lifetime offer that he couldn’t refuse.


Calaveras County Cowboys Making Wine & Jumping Frogs

Have you ever wondered what “Calaveras” means, as in Calaveras County? Well, I did a few years ago, so I got to the bottom of it. It all started as I was traveling to Calaveras County to work. The company I was working for was in the tiny, throwback-in-time town of Murphys, which was made […]


Mark Oldman ~ Wine Writer # 37 ~ Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine

I first came across Mark Oldman’s work in Every Day with Rachael Ray. Mark reviews wines for the magazine, and I contacted him directly. As we talked, I learned that he had a book out, Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine. I liked the title immediately, because it told me that Mark is all about having […]