Archive for the ‘Contest’ Category

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Why do I feel like I’m prostituting myself?

Once upon a time, I was an artist.  Making very intricate jewelry. When it came time to sell it, I fell short of being able to say, “Isn’t that just beautiful! It would look so GREAT on you.” I just couldn’t do it. “Buy it or not, it’s your decision; it will find a home.” […]

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Georges Duboeuf’s Beaujolais Nouveau Label Design Now Goes Public

This one reminds me of Willamette Valley’s Oak Knoll Winery. Being the exclusive partner of Portland’s popular Rose Parade, as regards wine, Oak Knoll Winery conducts an annual, label design contest. The inspiration, actualization, anticipation, and gratification for everyone in the process takes on a life of its own, until announced. It’s a lot simpler […]

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Bordeaux ~ Les Hauts de Lagarde 2015 ~ The Red and The White of It

The Red and The White of It Last evening, with our friend Corinne, we had dinner tasting and enjoying these two very special Bordeaux wines: Les Hauts de Lagarde 2015 – Blanc and Rouge. We began our food and wine tasting with humus and endives as an appetizer. We were so involved with Corinne having […]

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Chance to win the dramatic and perhaps you’ll meet Jean-Charles Boisset

Is there anyone in wine more dramatic and loved than Jean Charles Boisset?

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Women for WineSense launches contest for Women in Wine event

Years ago, when my friend and wine colleague Julie Johnson  (today of Tres Sabores) was making waves in Women for WineSense, I went to meetings and was so impressed by her and the group. She had her finger on the pulse (and still does).  At that time, little did I know that when she was […]

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Win a Trip to The Texas Hill Country

Everything really is bigger in Texas: It’s the No. 5 wine-producing state in the U.S., the Texas Hill Country American Viticultural Area is the second largest in the nation and its most promising wines boast supersized flavors. Visitors may flock here to sip wine, but they end up drinking in the romance of the region, too.

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Why are you the right blogger (or writer) for this Chilean culinary adventure?

I entered a contest, “Why are you the right blogger (or writer) for this Chilean culinary adventure?” Chile… one of my New Year’s resolution.  I felt like this was the year for Chile at the end of December, so I proclaimed it to myself. That’s exactly how I quit smoking back in 1972. I proclaimed […]

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Oregon Pinot Gris marketing group ~ An exciting new project

[Today is the second of five days to register for holiday gifts from Wine-blog. Simply leave your name in the comments for a chance to win. Rules.] After the first Petite Sirah symposium that I put on in 2002 at Foppiano, I saw the potential; and, the birth of PS I Love You happened. Please […]

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Mirassou Winery, On Behalf of the Wine Industry, “A Big Thank You”

Recently I was reading a wine business news story about a major wine corporation donating thousands of dollars to a non-profit that had absolutely nothing what-so-ever to do with the wine business. It wasn’t for disaster relief, which one always understands; it was more an act of random kindness, from an outside observer’s perspective. I […]

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Wine Enthusiast’s Message in a Bottle Sweepstakes

Anyone who knows me knows that my first PR gig was in rock n’roll radio. I was one of the few lucky souls who had an unlimited supply of back stage passes during the 80s, and early into the 90s. Then, I segued into the wine business, but music has never left my soul… In […]