Archive for the Tag 'New York City'

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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

Tweet 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 […]

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Sip For The Sea benefitting the New York Aquarium

Tweet 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 […]

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Billy The Artist

Tweet 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 […]

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Monique Soltani ~ Media and Videographer of Wine Country

Tweet A few years ago, a wine writer of great fame was coming into my area to participate in a book signing and story telling from the publishing of his latest tome. His publisher hadn’t even given him a stipend for his travels and time, which is a very common practice, I’ve learned. I recently […]

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Between here and there… Landis Shores Luxury Inn and Mezzaluna… Icing on a wine country cake

Tweet [DISCLOSURE: Images of Mezzaluna and Landis Shores are borrowed from their Websites. All other images on this blog post I've taken.] I have a perfect plan that I enjoy using, whenever we have visitors traveling back home from Sonoma County who need to fly out the next day. Yes, they can stay at a […]

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Wines geeks who love Greek wines ~ Who’s endorsing these delicious wines?

Tweet Thanks to the inspiration of Eklektikon LLC for motivation, I’ve decided to see who’s saying what about Greek wines; so you and I don’t get left in the dust with this one. Greece’s wine history chapter is behind us and a new chapter has been opened to all of us by a new generation […]

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Wine Industry Photographer Lenny Siegel

Tweet There are so many aspects of the wine business to enjoy: Growing Producing Sales Marketing PR Writing Educating Social Media The list seems to go on, if just I sit here and conjure up more aspects. I personally prefer the creative end of writing and photography. I keep out of the vineyards and the […]

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What I’m Listening to as I Prepare for the Oak Knoll Symposium ~ Anders Holst’s SoHo Suite

Tweet As you read this, I’ve already left for the Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium, presented by (and at) Oak Knoll Winery in Willamette Valley. Today is actually Sunday (June 5), and I’m about to go into a huge printing process. All that’s left is to print name badges, table tents, programs, and tech data for […]