Archive for the Tag 'Northern California'

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Theopolis Vineyards to The Rescue –

Headed to Theopolis Vineyards, Jose and I were so excited to get out of our “seven days a week” home office. We weren’t in the frame of mind to be paying strict attention to all of our details. It was a gorgeous Saturday, and we were headed for an adventure. We entered the Yorkville Highlands […]

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Today is “hug your sales person” day

I’ve performed a good deal of sales in my time… I’m still doing it in a very soft way, because PR is sales… It falls under the category of Sales and Marketing. I’ve done winery sales, too, so I feel like I can address this one pretty well. Proprietors, it’s great that you think your […]

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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.

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It’s So Great to See That Robert Parker Is Still Bobbing Along

It’s so great to see Robert Parker Bob-bob-bobbing along. (Whew!) In early February I had to ask the question, “How important is the Wine Advocate Now,” because it had become a moving target with so many structural changes. Everyone in my profession was talking about this behind the scenes. “Where’s it all going and where […]

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If you don’t want the truth, ask an employee ~ If you want the truth, ask a consultant, like Darryl Miller

I’m usually brutally honest, because lying is abhorrent to me. I think it ended when I stopped going to confession. As a small child, I’d have to make up lies; so I’d have something to discuss with the priest, who needed to bless me. “Dear Father, please forgive me, because I did this, I did […]

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Pairing Cheese With Wine ~ A Lesson From a Pro at Charles Creek Winery ~ Part 2

Continued from yesterday… After an entertaining and informative class at Charles Creek Vineyard with Bill and Gerry Brinton, and Laura Matrinez of The Artisan Palate, those of us who attended have a much better understanding and appreciation of cheese. In an earlier blog, I discussed what we had all learned about cheese that perhaps we […]

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What’s Dark & Delicious?

This is a great question that I was just asked by two of the members of PS I Love You, right after I sent out the registration form for our February 17, 2012 event, to be held at Rock Wall Wine Company in Alameda. First, I’m going to let Steve Heimoff’s words explain it to […]

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King Andrews Vineyards ~ What Brought & Keeps Roger King in Suisun Valley

Pre-Viticulture Originally from Oakland, Roger King moved to the Lake Tahoe area in 1972, where he experienced a formidable marketing career in the ski industry. All of this happened before becoming a grape grower in Suisun Valley. He moved to Suisun because one of the companies that he worked for had a home office in […]

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Deborah Parker Wong, AIWS ~ Wine Writer #42

Deborah Parker Wong recently told me, “Your blog is a great resource!” I’m glad she noticed… Having this blog be a resource is my second reason for keeping it up. My first has always been to journal my process as a wine publicist, as I’ve said many times here. What I find interesting about the […]

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When Only The Best Will Do ~ Wine Country Videographers

Why would the best filmmakers be coming out of Hollywood? Right… Dumb question. It’s a set-up. I’ve recently come across two video companies that have hitched their wagons to filming wine companies for marketing purposes of these establishments. Today I’m sharing one; and in the near future, I’ll share the second. I’ve listed both as […]