Archive for the Tag 'Tres Sabores'


Tres Sabores Winery offers a great marketing concept

Leave it to Julie Johnson of Tres Sabores Winery to come up with one of the best marketing concepts for turning people onto her wines. Remember drive-in movies, anyone? Yeah, it’s like that. OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT at Tres Sabores A Night of Animation, Napa Valley Lore Food & Wine Celebrate the heritage of Napa […]


Chef Sean Baker of Gather in Berkeley

I owe a debt of gratitude to Chef Sean Baker of Gather in Berkeley. First, I’m going to share… Wine is nothing more than liquid food. It has the potential to be an art form, like one created by the great masters; or it can simply be a poster hung on a wall with tape […]


Sitelines at Tres Sabores was splendor in the vines

Sitelines at Tres Sabores was a delicious midsummer night’s dream. Promoted by Julie Johnson and her husband Jon Engelskirger, this year’s event was their second annual (if indeed this is to be an annual event). If it is and you love the arts, you don’t want to miss it next year. I did overhear someone […]


Watching a vintner in the making ~ Who’s a fly on the wall?

As the director of PS I Love You, I get to be a fly on the wall and oversee some pretty amazing things.  This past year, I created an opportunity; and now, I’m watching a vintner in the making pretty closely, because it’s fascinating. Take two strongly driven women who share the same fascination with […]


Is Petite Sirah, that Special Black Opal of the Wine World, a Winemaker’s Wine? Winemakers weigh in

Through my 10 year relationship with this heritage variety and PS I Love You, I’ve come to believe that Petite Sirah is a winemaker’s wine; otherwise, why would the 8o0+ winemakers who craft it even bother with it? Why wouldn’t they just be using it as a blending ingredient, as they did from the 1970s […]


Rutherford Appellation Wineries ~ Winter Passport Weekend ~ December 3-4, 2011

This one is near and dear to my heart… it’s that good! Visitors are invited to enjoy a weekend of hearty fare with 18 award-winning Rutherford wineries by taking a wine tasting journey through Napa Valley’s famed Rutherford region. This event will be happening during their semi-annual Winter Passport Weekend on Saturday, December 3 and […]


Wine Country at its Finest ~ Wine Event With a Twist of Pomegranate

Living in wine country never ceases to amaze me. I said to myself when I first arrive, “Dear God, don’t ever let me take any of this for granted;” and then, I got on with finding a job that would sustain me. [Image borrowed from Edible Marin Wine Country] As it turns out, there are […]


Petite Tasting ~ With the Big Boys

When I ask the members of PS I Love You for anything… I mean anything (including Petite Sirah Shoes, explanation coming in the near future)… they respond in huge ways. In such a huge way, actually, that the tasting I wanted to do in one sitting needed to be broken up into two parts. In […]


Calling all Petite Sirah Producers ~ 4th Annual Dark & Delicious

CONTEST: Why I Want to Go To Portugal to Visit Enoforum Wines with Jo Diaz This year marks the Fourth Annual Dark & Delicious event. It’s the one event each year – in the entire world – that showcases the best of the best Petite Sirahs. If you produce a Petite Sirah, and you’re looking […]


Artezin Wines ~ High on a Hill, High on Art & Wine

The Hess Collection has been on my short list of “Must Visit” wineries, since moving to California in 1992. This desire demonstrates how busy someone can be, if you’re living and working in California. It’s only taken me 17 years to finally get there. This said, I’m already planning a return visit, as their three […]