Archive for the ‘P.S.A.’ Category

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Food safety guidelines for wine and food events, the rigors

I was told, by one of our food partners, at Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah, The Alameda County Environmental Health Department is the most stringent, for compliance regulations being met in the entire US, as an example of letter-of-the-law compliant. That’s the bad news. The good news is that any event, which anyone goes to […]

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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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Immigration law at the Sonoma County Wine Library

There’s going to be an informative, hands-on workshop in both Spanish and English on Immigration law at the Sonoma County Wine Library. I’ve asked wine grape growers what it’s like, now that we have stricter immigration laws, and none of them are happy. Many are being forced to by mechanical harvesters, because workers are no […]

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Bacigalupi Vineyards ~ 50 Years of living and loving Russian River Valley

The year 2014 is a year of celebrating landmarks in the Russian River Valley, at the venerated Bacigalupi Vineyards. Three generations, including a vibrant Helen Bacigalupi, are in concert, bringing more vigor to the new family-label wines.

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“Sharing the road” is a two-way street that’s becoming much more crowded and dangerous in wine country

Years ago, when I was only 12, I got my first bicycle. It was a Christmas day. I had spent the entire month of December praying really HARD for snow, but it never came. (Unanswered prays, and it was Christmas! That was a good lesson for a growing up Catholic kid.) My birthday was on […]

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If you’re headed to the 10th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium ~ Please Be Advised…

Welcome to Jose’s event planner’s nightmare… DIGRESSION: A Bachelorette party was just held in a ballroom that we’ve had reserved for the Petite Sirah Symposium. It’s now first thing in the morning, and we’ve arrived to set up. The party girls are leaving with everything all askew. We have to get in there and prepare […]