Archive for the ‘Napa’ Category

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Calistoga is Updating Their Game and I’m Musing in My Hopes for It

I can’t figure out if this is a blessing or a curse. Only time will decide, if this is going to be a great move. I’m going to reprint a press release from the town of Calistoga, California. Their intent is pure, so I really hope their plans will out work well! My editorial comment, […]

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Thoughts added to Rutherford Dust’s Panel Regarding Women in Wine

[PHOTO Purchased] Let me begin with a perfect example… This Says It All, Y’all Once upon a day Jo Diaz’s phone rang. She: “Hello, Diaz Communications.” He: “I’d like to speak with Joe Diaz.” She: “This is she.” Really pregnant pause……. (as we used to say in radio) I’m now thinking to myself, laughingly: He […]

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A Day in the Dust Like “You Had to Be There, Man” ~ Rutherford Dust Society

  [ALL PHOTOS were taken by Jo Diaz; with the exception of Barbara Lyons Stewart, who gave her photo for use.] Earlier I wrote a story titled Rutherford Dust Brought Karen MacNeil Squarely Into My Headlights, Now Into Yours. It included Karen MacNeil as part of that story. So does this one, in a completely different […]

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CONVERSATIONS AT COPIA presents T R A I L B L A Z E R S & T H E N E W W A V E

From a press release, which I highly recommend. When I saw Joyce Goldstein’s name, I knew that it’s going to be a home run… COPIA The Bay Area was the epicenter of the first generation of influential female chefs in America. Join us for an evening as we celebrate the trailblazers in food, beverage, and […]

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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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Stags Leap District ‘Vineyard to Vintner’ Annual Event Wrap-Up

For the past few years, I’ve really looked forward to attending the Stags Leap District ‘Vineyard to Vintner’ annual event . It’s really well planned, executed, and always rewarding for everyone in the process… a day really well spent in Napa Valley. This year of 2018 was no exception. BACKGROUND PRESS RELEASE: Each year, member […]

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Napa Valley Vintner Stuart Smith Supporting “No On C” with a Blog Devoted to Preservation

Stuart Smith has gathered in depth background materials for “No On C and Napa County’s environment” at www.stopmeasurec.com. The Webpage opens with what’s most concerning for this measure: “Because Measure C was created in secret, the only public airing of the Measure has been mailings, street signs, ads and letters to our local newspapers.  Even […]

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Rutherford Dust Society Immersive Wine Experience May 4 and 5, 2018

If you’ve been holding out until the last minute, time is now fleeting, but there’s still today and tomorrow to sign up, BUT… no later than Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The Rutherford Appellation The Rutherford viticultural area is located in the historic heart of the Napa Valley. It’s known world-wide for its signature “Rutherford dust,” […]

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Ron Rubin Winery Trained for “Saving Lives” Program expands to include all of NORTH COAST

Ron Rubin, of Ron Rubin Winery, had exclusively funded a program for saving lives in only Sonoma County. In collaboration with the American Red Cross and ZOLL Medical Corporation, this program has now received numerous requests from other American Viticultural Areas. Ron Rubin Winery, American Red Cross, and ZOLL are pleased to announce their expanded […]

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Twentieth Annual Vineyard to Vintner in Stags Leap District

I highly recommend this event. Past adventures, for instance. Pine Ridge Vineyards ~ Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintner 2017 Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintner 2017 Magic Cellar Rendezvous ~ Celebrating Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District ~ Part 2 If Napa is Disneyland of Wine, Then Disney Lives on at Silverado Vineyards An Alice […]