Archive for the Tag 'New York City'

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Favorite Memories ~ Over a Glass of Wine With You

James Brown and Studio 54 It was what it was, and I had no idea what Studio 54 was at the time. Nor did I know about the joy for so many others of being put on the short list of who gets in. While in rock and roll radio, I was on everyone’s list, […]

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I Just Met a Most Talented Woman ~ Gambero Rosso 30th Anniversary

Are you in Seattle, or close by? This is an event for you. First, how it happened that I’ve written this one. You can also jump to MAIN ATTRACTION below. There we were, meeting in Cousteaux Bakery in Healdsburg, CA, for the first time. We’ve know each other over the years, as compatriots in wine […]

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Robert Biale Vineyards, Chef Chris Cosentino, and James Beard, can I get a big YUM?

Napa Valley’s Robert Biale Vineyards is joining forces with renowned chef Chris Cosentino of San Francisco’s Cockscomb, at the James Beard Foundation’s Beard House in New York City. Small aside: I’ve been watching Robert Biale Vineyards since September 2004. It’s a great cult winery. The day they became members of PS I Love You, I […]

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Lettie Teague’s Wine in Words is headed toward one of the best wine books, ever

I just finished reading Lettie Teague’s Wine in Words, Notes for Better Drinking. Lettie is as much the resource as she is charming. Easy to read, personable, this valuable book is headed toward being one of the best wine books ever sold, historically… It’s a major keeper! Congratulations to Lettie Teague. Why? How do I […]

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Why would you not want to taste Alexander Valley?

If you enjoy wine, I can’t imagine why you would not want to taste Alexander Valley. I was just reminded of this event by Lisa Mattson of Jordan Winery, who invited me to taste the valley on the weekend of May 16 and May 17. This is the Eighteenth Annual Taste Alexander Valley in 2015. […]

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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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Leo Trentadue of Trentadue Winery passes away

On Sunday, January 5, 2014, at the age of 88 years old, Sonoma County vintner and World War II Veteran Leo Trentadue passed away.

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The perfect name for the perfect instance… Hard Row To Hoe

When asked about what makes for a great brand’s name, this story immediately comes to comes to mind, filed in the most creative department… A vineyard is a Hard Row To Hoe, and no one knows that better than Don and Judy Phelps of Manson, Washington. So much so, in fact that that’s what they […]

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Sip For The Sea benefitting the New York Aquarium

Sip For The Sea is a food & wine benefit for the New York Aquarium, to help repair the damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. [Image taken in Monterey, California.] I’ve always been a fan of Aquariums, bringing my own children to the New England Aquarium in Boston as I was raising them. There’s a sense […]

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Billy The Artist

Billy The Artist is now providing something fun and creative to the wine business… A double wine bag for starters, but a whole lot more, too. You can check out Planet Random Designs for more details on the company carrying his designs. A little bit about Billy the Artist from his Vimeo site: Billy the […]