Archive for the Tag 'PS I Love You'


Congratulations, Paul Draper, on your retirement

My hat’s off to you, sir, as I join the legion of others who celebrate all of your contributions. You not only enriched the PS I Love You agenda, but you have enriched my life, too. I asked, you helped. What more could anyone ask of another and be so rewarded for years to follow?


In the morphing of time, what once was, becomes what is new again

[Artwork by John Tewey, Portland Maine Rotary Club] People in Maine sent me off with the tribute to the right. By December 29, 1992, I was on a plane with husband, kids, pets, and all of my earthly belongings… With thoughts of, “Would I ever have such appreciation and understanding again?” Now, when the grape […]


PS I Love You Report Card, 14 years later

Reviewing the Mission Statement “To promote, educate, and legitimize Petite Sirah as a heritage variety, with a special emphasis on its terroir uniqueness.” Since 98 percent of its terroir being California, we’ve got that covered. This mission statement was created after the first Petite Sirah Symposium. Since 2002, when winemakers had stated that publicity had […]


Happy Father’s Day, Syrah!

[Copyright: mcininch / 123RF Stock Photo ~ Purchased image.] Credit where credit is due… Syrah (father) + Peloursin (mother) = Petite Sirah I did NOT write the following, in this rendition. This was written by Stephanie Douglas of Aratas Wine, who – like me – just “gets it.” History, lineage, heritage, passion… We’re on it! […]


Who Would Dare to Serve Petite Sirah for Breakfast?

Ha… Try Robert Biale Vineyards, that’s who; and, deservedly so. Always ahead of the curve for just getting it done, Robert Biale Vineyards realized their passion a long time ago, and hasn’t wavered one bit as winemakers… against all odds. And for getting the word out educationally, that’s Proprietor Dave Pramuk’s credo. We’ve been working […]


Petite Sirah Stakeholders answer the question, “Why do YOU make a Petite Sirah?”

To Petite Sirah Stakeholders “Why do YOU make a Petite Sirah?” The answers are a tapestry revelation, each an important thread, woven into our magic carpet called Petite Sirah. A. Toraño Family Vineyards ~ Art Toraño, Owner ~ Healdsburg We make our Petite because it is one of the most delicious, unctuous, voluptuous, dark, spicy, […]


Astrid Sirah ~ A not so distant cousin

Open letter to those of you who want to call Petite Sirah “a distant relative of Syrah…” Hello, You, Great story you’ve just written. In 2002, after a Petite Sirah symposium that I put on for Lou Foppiano, I started the wine grape advocacy group PS I Love You. The facts and figures you have […]


Why is Petite Sirah still so obscure, you might wonder?

I hear this wonderment all of the time about Petite Sirah… “Why is it still so obscure?” Well, one would think that it is. What it is, though, is a best kept secret, sort of like my grandfather’s blueberry patch. As a kid, we’d go blueberry picking, high up a mountainside in Wales, Maine. Even […]


Petite Sirah in Paso, at last we’re taking PS education to the people

PS I Love You‘s mission has always been, since 2002… To promote, educate, and legitimize Petite Sirah as a heritage variety, with a special emphasis on its terroir uniqueness. The only change that’s now happening is that we’re taking it away from a food and wine event, and getting it back to the heart of […]


D&D = Done and (Re)Done + Official Wine of Millennial American Males

Certainly, I could also add Official Wine of Millennial American Females to this title, but the title itself would just be too darn long… I know plenty of women who also love Petite Sirah. Petite loves that the Millennials are gravitating toward this “ain’t your papa’s Cabernet” wine. I’ve always felt the same way about […]