Archive for the Tag 'Washington'

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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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Shipping wine in the US no longer a nightmare for understanding, thanks to Wine Enthusiast

Thanks, Wine Enthusiast Magazine for making shipping wine in the US no longer a nightmare for understanding. This info graphic changes that constant and complicated moving target, with the easiest way to figure this out EVER. Jose and I have helped so many clients as Diaz Communications, when they make those Direct-to-Consumer decisions. I’ve learned over […]

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The perfect name for the perfect instance… Hard Row To Hoe

When asked about what makes for a great brand’s name, this story immediately comes to comes to mind, filed in the most creative department… A vineyard is a Hard Row To Hoe, and no one knows that better than Don and Judy Phelps of Manson, Washington. So much so, in fact that that’s what they […]

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Wine Writer Andy Perdue of the Northwest

Wine Writer Andy Perdue of the Northwest is a great find for anyone in or interested in the wine business, or  anyone simply wanting to learning more about wine. As Eric Degerman just told me, “Andy, my business partner and friend for more than 20 years… [inspires me]. He’s a tireless worker, a skilled writer, a […]

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Bubbles & Chocolate ~ Washington Wine Country’s Delicious Treasure

When Jose and I visited Washington Wine Country, Bubbles & Chocolate was a gem of a find. Wine critic Paul Gregutt and his wife Karen Stanton Gregutt are leaders of commerce in their home town of Waitsburg. Not only does Paul write for Wine Enthusiast and his wine blog PaulGregutt.com, but he’s also the sommelier […]

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2012 Vintage – A Near Perfect Growing Season for Walla Walla Valley Winemakers

♫♪ “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone…♪♪♫” – Joni Mitchell Yeah… When I was in Walla Walla, I was busy exploring, learning, and enjoying being away from my computer, but I wasn’t thinking about falling in love. Then, I just got an Email from Executive […]

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VIDEO WINEMAKER SERIES ~ Walla Walla Vintners in the Wine Cellar, Part II

On a recent trip to Walla Walla wine country, Jose and I had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Myles Anderson of the Walla Walla Vintners, thanks to Paul Gregutt. I wrote earlier about this visit with Myles Anderson at his winery in Part I. Dr. Anderson and Jose talked about his Walla Walla Vintners […]

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VIDEO WINEMAKER SERIES ~ Walla Walla Vintners in the Wine Cellar, Part I

While on a recent trip to Walla Walla wine country, Jose and I had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Myles Anderson of the Walla Walla Vintners. We have to thank Paul Gregutt, who’s Washington state’s most valuable wine writer resource. Staying with Paul and Karen Gregutt in their lovely and homey Waitsburg cottages gave us […]

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Winemaker Eric Dunham’s Walla Walla Wonderland ~ Dunham Cellars

UPDATE: RIP Eric Dunham, October 23, 2014 ________________________ I’m fascinated by how closely wine is aligned to art. It’s liquid art, really, when it’s a handcrafted procedure during the winemaking process. Many, like Jan Shrem of Clos Pegase, who in this instance was a publisher in his past life, has now surrounded his winery with […]

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Desert Wind Winery ~ Where Hospitality is Over The Top With a Southwestern Flair

I have some very special Southwestern places in my heart: Hotel Pacific in Monterey, California ~ A place where Jose brought me, when he was trying to sell me on California… What an advantage it gave him. La Posada Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico ~ A place that taught me why Georgia O’Keeffe fell […]