Archive for the ‘PS I Love You’ Category

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As Colorful And Vibrant As Its History ~ Petite Sirah’s Timeline has been updated

With a name like Petite Sirah I Love You, how could I give Valentine’s Day to any other grape? It’s got pop, it’s soul is jazzy, its history is checkered and anything but mainstream. It’s Petite Sirah… I Love You. For instance, take Sauvignon Blanc. Cabernet Franc + Sauvignon Blanc = Cabernet Sauvignon Two noble […]

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American Heritage Variety Petite Sirah ~ When you get that call

Phone rings, I answer, and hear, “Hello, this is Emma Thomas from Jackson Family Wines.” This story is inspired by that call from Emma, who works with Jackson Family Wines, because of her interest in PS I Love You and how it relates to this heritage variety. She, really caught my attention, because I’ve been noodling […]

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William “Van” Ballentine, Ballentine Vineyards, Passed Away on December 17, 2019

William “Van” Ballentine ~ Born March 15, 1927, Died December 17, 2019 It is very sad news, when such a dear person and friend passes on… Van Ballentine has passed onto the greener fields of his Irish ancestors. Reading the words from the family, processing them… my words don’t come easily to tell this story. […]

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Honoring Each and Every Person Within a Wine Company ~ Great Public Relations

This is worth sharing, because it’s exemplary. It demonstrates that there are those within the wine business who care deeply for the people who are also caring for their businesses. This story celebrates Lizz Castillo, a young woman who’s worked very hard in the wine business to get where she is, and is going to be […]

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Dr. Petite Rosenblum, My Mentor and Friend, and Memories by PSILY Members

Jose walked into my office, saying, “Oh, boy, as his voice went down on the “boy.” Then all went silent. “What!” I demanded to know. “Why say that and then say nothing?” I wondered.   “Kent Rosenblum is gone.” Gone? Stunned. Just stunned. I couldn’t even say anything. So much raced through my head, including […]

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Wine of the Week ~ Mendocino Wine Company Vertical of True Grit Petite Sirah

PREFACE: THE HEART OF THE DEAL ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statements I can’t make up their history Nor am I to try THE SCIENCE OF THE DEAL ~ WINEMAKING THE SOUL OF THE DEAL ~ SAMPLES From: Mendocino Wine Company A bit of a back story, first… In 2002, […]