Archive for the Tag 'Stags’ Leap Winery'

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Twentieth Annual Vineyard to Vintner in Stags Leap District

I highly recommend this event. Past adventures, for instance. Pine Ridge Vineyards ~ Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintner 2017 Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintner 2017 Magic Cellar Rendezvous ~ Celebrating Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District ~ Part 2 If Napa is Disneyland of Wine, Then Disney Lives on at Silverado Vineyards An Alice […]

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Petite Sirah – The State of the State, with Matt Moye of Vincent Arroyo

Here’s some Petite Sriah insight from Mathew (Matt) Moye of Vincent Arroyo: With Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon commanding an AVERAGE of $7,500 per ton, how can I put out a $40.00/per bottle Cabernet? How many people are buying $70.00+ Cabs? How did we get this expensive so fast? Is this sustainable? We’ve jumped almost $2,000 […]

When Carl Doumani Calls ~ A Petite Master Has Answers

How appropriate that I get to write about PS I Love You and Petite Sirah on Valentine’s day. Years ago, when I was loving the architecture of Carl Doumani’s Quixote Winery, in a meeting we had set up for an interview, we had finished chatting and he gifted his time-worn Hundertwasser book to me. I […]

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Hurrah! Petite Masters is Happening in March 2018

Tickets are $45.00, and are being sold through Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/masters-of-petite-petite-sirah-panel-tasting-walk-around-reception-registration-42239920740

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Vineyard to Vintner ~ Celebrating Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District ~ Part 1

I received an invitation to attend the Stags Leap Vineyard to Vintner annual event, being kicked off on Friday, April 29, 2016. I knew that this was an honor. It just happened over this past weekend, and I took them up on their offer for Saturday, April 30. It’s an event that draws out vintners […]

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Petite Sirah + Syrah = Correct Spellings

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Petite Sirah can only be spelled with an “i,” for those who are beginning to produce a Petite Sirah. I can’t believe it… There are those who still insist on spelling Petite Sirah with a “y.” And, they hold a certain pride in their hearts in the process. pride [prahyd] Show IPA […]

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Winemaker Adam Richardson

Winemaker Adam Richardson strikes gold… Sometimes, when you get the news that someone you know has moved to another opportunity, you just get so excited for that person. One of the nicest winemakers I’ve met in life is winemaker Adam Richardson. We were both working with Concannon Vineyard at the time, so I got to […]

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Will capitalism eventually cannibalize itself? (Rant of the week)

These are the things that keep me up at night. What made me ask this question? Talking with a winery president, who shared that wholesalers no longer want a 25 percent mark up on an incoming winery’s product. The big guys have grown to currently be taking a 33 to 34 percent markup. Now that’s […]

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Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium at Oak Knoll Winery ~ Bringing out the winemaking stars!

It’s been a long time coming… Jose and I sat with Greg Lint, president of Oak Knoll Winery, and winemaker Jeff Herinckx about three years ago and talked about creating an Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium that would begin to define an Oregon style. With the popularity of this variety still gaining steam, and Oregon having […]

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Petite Sirah Has a Père dans le Rhône

The wine industry has opened up the world to me, which includes having contacts all over the place. It’s a great experience, because I’ve always felt like a citizen of the world, belonging to it all, honestly. My PS I Love You group has drawn lovers of Petite Sirah to me as well, from Australia, […]