Archive for the Tag 'Wine Business Monthly'

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The Vineyard Economic Symposium ~ Half a Day’s Worth and I Was Running to My Computer

This is a wine blog, not a trade magazine, so my take of Wine Business Monthly’s ~  Vineyard Economic Symposium ~ is really that of being a fly on the wall, not to get the best investment strategy. The room  was full of economists, not my average American wine clients or audience. I had to really shift my thinking […]

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2018 Vineyard Economics Seminar program on Monday, June 18, 2018

The 2018 Vineyard Economics Seminar: Register here… An expert panel will be kicking off the first major discussion of the day, which is a focus on wine country agriculture, the latest in land acquisitions, and what that means for the future. In this panel, five industry experts will journey through a discussion about availability, demand, […]

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Top US Wine Companies from WBM’s ~ My own Top 7 from this list

When I got into the wine business in early ’93, I knew (pretty much) nothing about wine. And so I worked it and studied it; and I expanded it, when I created the Petite Sirah wine grape advocacy group called PS I Love You. It’s through this group that I’ve learned firsthand about the following […]

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Do you care about creating your perfect wine blog title?

Creating your perfect wine blog title is an art… and a science. Jose recently turned me onto my SEO functions, and I began to use them. I stopped using things that I though were ‘sexy” titles. Part of me was feeling, “Whatever, if search engines pick up my stories, then I’ve done my job.” The […]

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An Impatient Publicist©

“An Impatient Publicist” will be the name of my book, when it’s published, because I am she. I’ll have my soap opera Cheesecake in the Vines buried in there somewhere, because it’s too good of a story to be left unwritten, and I’d like to develop these characters of intrigue. I didn’t write about the […]

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Still Missing a Key Ingredient of the African American Vintners

Many of the people we meet as publicists, in the wine business, have separate worlds. This was the case for Dr. Marvin Poston, when I met him. While he grew gapes on his property in Calistoga, called Poston Crest Vineyards, he also was a very prominent ophthalmologist. The reason I’m writing this story is because […]

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Wine Blog Awards ~ The Voting Has Begun

For the last five years, I’ve been writing my brains out in my wine journal (this blog). What I’ve learned about wine blogging, and what I’ve learned about the Wine Blog Awards: About wine blogging: It’s good to have an editor… and I do pay someone to help me with my wine blog… but sometimes […]

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The Impatient Publicist©

“The Impatient Publicist” will be the name of my book, when it’s published, because I am she. I’ll have my soap opera Cheesecake in the Vines buried in there somewhere, because it’s too good of a story to be left unwritten, and I’d like to develop these characters of intrigue. I didn’t write about the […]

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The Power of the Penn; Cyril, that is ~ Wine Writer #38

Anyone who works within the wine industry knows about Wine Business Monthly. It’s our magazine. It’s powerfully influential, and it’s read by anybody who’s anybody in wine, because it keeps us up to date on what’s happening… constantly. Behind the publication is the editor-in-chief, whom I’ve held in high regard since he came onto the […]

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How do I feel about illegal aliens… I feel a lot and have a really simple solution.

First of all, this is coming from a white woman who was born in Maine, and still has deep Yankee roots… I’m so white that I can go out on Halloween without a sheet and be taken for wearing a ghost costume, so don’t let the name “Diaz” fool you. I picked that up when […]