Archive for the Tag 'Sonoma'

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The Most Significant Planting of Zinfandel

Tweet According to Dave Pramuk, Robert Biale’s co-founder and marketing strategist, “Robert Biale Vineyards is delighted with this project – the most significant planting of Zinfandel in Napa Valley in our modern era. In the pioneering days of California viticulture, Zinfandel was the grape of choice across the state. In Napa Valley, Zinfandel once comprised […]

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Earth Day 2014 in Green Valley at Iron Horse Vineyards

On Earth Day 2014, come spend an afternoon in this amazing viticultural area, known as Green Valley of the Russian River Valley… One of the coolest places to be is in Green Valley…

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Why Naming your winery something provocative really matters

Tweet [Image by Siegel Photography] Naming your winery something provocative really matters… It has to be done very thoughtfully, in order to have great success. Jose and I just sat with Ron Rubin, who was going to create his own wine brand. Ron is The Republic of Tea’s owner, a brand that he bought in […]

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A wine and cheese primer

Tweet Here’s a wine and cheese primer for your food and wine events. 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 […]

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Santa Cruz Mountains ~ Terroir from Expert Dr. Mark Greenspan ~ Part 2

Tweet Image via Wikipedia My earlier post was Part 1 with Dr. Mark Greenspan, of Advanced Viticulture, about the Santa Cruz Mountains. Today is the rest of my interview with this world renowned expert in Climatology. [Q] Can you define the Santa Cruz Mountains? [A] It can be defined with varieties: Two sides of the […]

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Jim Pratt Cornerstone Certified Vineyard is the wine grape grower of the stars in Green and Russian River valleys

Tweet Jim Pratt’s (Cornerstone Certified Vineyards) been working as a wine grape grower of the stars for nearly 30 years, which also includes being a veteran of the grapevine nursery business. In 1995, Jim Pratt bought what he would later call the “Pratt Vineyard,” after a career working with Rich Kunde at Sonoma Grapevines (a […]

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Jared Diamond Earth Day, and Wine of the Week ~ 2011 Iron Horse UnOaked Chardonnay

Tweet Jared Diamond, Earth Day, and Wine of the Week ~ Iron Horse’s New Chardonnay Releases all began this past weekend… My pick for this week is the 2011 Iron Horse UnOaked Chardonnay. A refreshingly delicious wine, with flavors that bring in ripe pear, baked to perfection in a delicious crisp dessert (sans sugar), this […]

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Rocker, Headbanger, taker of no prisoners, and enjoyer of fine wine

Tweet It’s no secret around here that my past life was in rock n’roll radio PR. It was my job to prove to conservative Portland, Maine, that the state’s favorite rock n’roll radio station was big business… At one point, the multimillion dollar company had 13 radio stations nationwide; and yet, the perception was that […]

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An indispensible resource for wine media

Tweet AmericanWineryGuide.com’s Website is an indispensable resource for wine media, as well as wine lovers. As a wine travel writer, in order to begin your story, what if you had only one website resource that delivers all of the following: A comprehensive list of wineries from all across the U.S. In-depth information about each winery […]

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AmericanWineryGuide.com ~ The best resource for wine travel writers

Tweet As a wine travel writer, in order to begin your story, what if you had only one website resource that delivers all of the following: A comprehensive list of wineries from all across the U.S. In-depth information about each winery Visitor reviews and ratings about personal experiences at the wineries An indicator of how […]