Archive for the ‘Philanthropy Thru Wine’ Category

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Sonoma County Innovators and Icons to Be Honored ~ 2019 Sonoma County Barrel Auction

Each year, Sonoma County has a Barrel Auction. This is your opportunity to own a truly one-of-a-kind wine. I’ll write about their weekend events. For now, I just want to highlight who is going to be honored: the Innovators and the Icons. PRESS RELEASE Cultivated in Sonoma County’s most acclaimed vineyards. Handcrafted by legendary winemakers. […]

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In The Season of Giving, and the Biggest Wine County Heart Beats On

I’ve had the pleasure and honor to have worked along side of some pretty amazing people in my lifetime. This is one of those people… A man who has so much heart, that he’s gearing up to one day give someone else the gift of renewed life, as he once received. I mean really, who […]

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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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Sustainable in the Vineyards and Winery ~ Trained for Saving Lives

Have you ever saved a life? When a gentleman was on the floor in a Tobacco/Magazine shop in Lewiston, Maine, at least in the 70s, I did. I had gone to buy a magazine, and heard groaning on the other side of the rack. I was in the women’s section, and a man was on […]

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Ron Rubin Funds Maynard Amerine Wine Label and Menu Collection at UC Davis

As the Ron Rubin Winery’s PR person, I got to work on this really amazing, philanthropic story for Ron Rubin. Since I worked in collaboration with U.C. Davis, I’m just going to share it in its entirety. Ron Rubin’s 40-Year Dream has now evolved into 6+ years of giving back to his wine community. This […]

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The Full Moon in Aquarius ~ Personified by Randy Arnold

[Image borrowed from the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus] The Aquarius personalities (and today’s full moon in Aquarius) are geared toward doing “something useful with their lives, mixing that with their amazing way with people, they make excellent politicians and social workers/psychologists. They are progressive thinkers and are great at forming new ideologies and theories, […]

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Petite Temptations at Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah™ ~ Pet Project Benefits, East Bay SPCA

Everything we do at PS I Love You is Petite, it seems, and the upcoming silent auction for Dark & Delicious 2013 is no exception. A portion of the this year’s proceeds will be donated to the East Bay SPCA. ANDIS WINES ~ VALUE: $250 Tour for up to 12 people with the winemaker and […]

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Steve Ledson Built a Winery, on the Way to Building His Dream Home

My personal history leading into this story I remember driving along Route 12 to the town of Sonoma from Santa Rosa years ago, and seeing what looked like a Gothic castle being constructed in the distance. Once it’s 16,000 square foot massive outer shell was set into place, drivers (including yours truly) would just have […]

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Could “Drops of Jupiter” be THE “Paradigm Shift” [PS] I’ve Long Been Awaiting?

Image: Sony Music Entertainment Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a Petite Sirah freak. It’s done it to me, that Petite. It began in 2002 when I was the Foppiano family’s wine publicist. “Put on a Petite Sirah symposium,” Louis told me. He had no idea that I could do a couple of things […]

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Saying Goodbye to Robert “Budge” Brown ~ RIP ~ May 18, 2011

UPDATE: The service for Budge is on Saturday May 28th, 2011, 11:00 a.m., at the Quail Lakes Baptist Church in Stockton, CA. The address is 1904 Quail Lakes Dr., Stockton, CA 95207. Off Interstate, Exit 5 March Lane, and go East. The first left past the freeway is Quail Lakes Drive. Turn Left. Follow Quail […]