Archive for the Tag 'Wine Spectator'

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Wine of the Week ~ Casal Thaulero’s 2015 Orsetto Oro Pecorino Terre di Chieti

~ Wine of the Week ~ Casal Thaulero’s 2015 Orsetto Oro Pecorino Last week, I told you about Casal Thaulero’s 2015 Borgo Thaulero Pecorino Terre di Chieti. A week later, from his first communication, Chris Toscano reconnected, “Hailing from Abruzzo, Italy, Casal Thaulero’s Orsetto Oro Pecorino… is maintaining the high quality and low cost you know […]

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NAPA VALLEY EARTHQUAKE ~ HALT THE SAMPLES

This is a public service announcement (PSA) from the Napa Valley office of Wine Spectator… You know how you ask, “What can I do to help?” Yeah… it’s one of those moments. NAPA VALLEY EARTHQUAKE 2014 I just received this Email and know its importance, as I have samples that I’d like to send in […]

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Marvin Shanken knows how and why to throw a party

After each event, when those in attendance begin to wax poetic in the afterglow, those who didn’t attend ask, “How do I get onto that list?”

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American Wine Consumer Coalition ~ Wineries, are you paying attention?

Do you wineries who are selling directly to consumers want to take the slow boat to China with your wine sales, or would you like to fast forward your bottom line?

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It all boils down to Parker, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and Tanzer, in the Total Wine World

“Back in the day” (pre social media), the following four … Parker, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and Tanzer … along with Charlie Olken ruled wine with an iron fist. And, they still do, boys and girls. This are just my observances from 20+ years of experiences, while being on the inside of the wine world. […]

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Spelling it all out succinctly: Vinography’s Alder Yarrow

Happy birthday to Vinography… It’s been nine years of wine blogging for Alder Yarrow, and a few good tricks and habits have been developed over the last nine years. That’s obvious to me from my deck chair. It’s 20 years later, from the time when I segued from FM radio PR to wine PR. In […]

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Oregon Winemakers define their own Pinot Gris style to Paul Gregutt

At the Second Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium presented by Oak Knoll Winery, Paul Gregutt was asked to return as the keynote speaker. The reason for this is multilayered. First and foremost, Paul’s been writing about Northwest wines for over 25 years. He’s tasted Oregon Pinot Gris during that time, now understanding them better than […]

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Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium ~ What individual Oregon wineries can do to market the benefits of their own Pinot Gris

At the Second Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium presented by Oak Knoll Winery, Paul Gregutt was asked to return as the keynote speaker. The reason for this is multilayered. First and foremost, Paul’s been writing about Northwest wines for over 25 years. He’s tasted Oregon Pinot Gris during that time, now understanding them better than […]

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The Lou I Knew ~ Louis J. Foppiano

Louis J. Foppiano The Lou Everyone Knew Louis J. Foppiano, patriarch of Sonoma County’s oldest winemaking family and a man of firm ethics, never forgot his humble roots growing up in Healdsburg, California. He dedicated his life to farming his Russian River Valley vineyard, and promoting quality grapes. In the process, he became a wine […]

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Wine and Lunch With the Somms and Sellers ~ Young’s Market Style

My friend Chang Liow of Chinois Asian Bistro had me stand in for him at a recent wine tasting and luncheon. His restaurant Chinois is located in Windsor, and the food is wonderfully delicious. If you’re a wine person, along with being a foodie, you’ll marvel at his wine list. It’s one that gets stolen […]