Archive for the ‘Public Service Announcement’ Category

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The Importance of Public Relations Cannot Be Underscored Enough, or How I’d Like to Bop a Few CEOs Over the Head

Obviously, I would never bop anyone over the head, but some people really do need to understand what PR is and what it isn’t. So, I got that frustration out. So, let me tell you a little life story, which drove home the importance of PR (not to me, but to a former CEO).  I […]

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In the Wine Business, Can Women Easily Find Their Place?

It’s not always easy, and may even be more challenging, once we all get back to work… if the work is even there. I can give you that. Knowing how to play the “A-type Woman Brings Around the A-Type Man” isn’t always a cakewalk, either. A lot of it has to do with the emotional […]

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I hate to be the party pooper, but… The Legality of Involving “Free” Wine

Heads up if you don’t know the laws about giving away “free” wine. I can hardly believe how many wine companies are trying to keep their businesses afloat with enticements, now, given the pandemic, and free wine seems to be one of the top motivations. I learned the laws a long time ago, because my […]

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38 Wine Related Movies ~ Time on your hands or need to stay connected? Covid 19 Survival

Descriptions of these movies are coming from the production companies. They’re not my own words or even endorsements. (Maybe after I watched each one. I’ve only seen 11 of them so far.) This is a list related to wine, to keep us all connected to our jobs in the wine industry, as a public service, […]

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How to Craft Your Wine Sales Message to Your Customers by Sharpening Your Empathy Skills

The images in this blog post are from yesterday’s walk in my yard, as I took a few moments to realign our current reality. They’ll ultimately make sense, once you’ve read through this public service message. These times aren’t just trying, they’re perilous. For the last three years, I’ve been counting the experiences of crisis […]

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Still Two Weeks Left to Celebrate California Wine Month ~ Thoroughly Researched

This has been written by Jeanne Sullivan. It’s been years since I’ve had anyone write on my wine blog. It’s my wine journal, which is why someone else really can’t represent what’s inside my mind. This morning, though, I decided to make an exception. This is so thoroughly research, formatted, and presented, it’s a benefit […]

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AFTER THE FIRE ~ Construction Lending and Rebuilding Seminar

This is a public service announcement, because I know too many of you… If you lost your home in the fires and are facing the challenge of rebuilding, you need information. Please join us at the Friedman Event Center for a FREE half day seminar covering construction and construction lending. We will address the role […]

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How to get what you want from a blogger, by simply approaching it honestly, no deception included

Let me just say this, I was NOT looking for a sequel, in any way, shape, or form today. Nope, I wasn’t. Then… Along came another query today, but this one was well ORGANIZED!

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PG&E Uncorks Energy Savings for Wineries

[Press Release from PG&e, Images gratis of Rack & Riddle] PG&E Uncorks Energy Savings for Wineries SONOMA, Calif.—  Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is helping both boutique wineries with small production, and large wine producers, “crush” the harvest season by saving on energy costs. The “Crush” season typically starts in August and continues into […]

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Promoting Wines I’ve Never Tasted ~ Yeah, Right

This is a Public Service Announcement: I just got another one of those E-Mails. Dear Friends, It would be greatly appreciated if you could help us spread the word about our new Pinot Noir Rosés. It’s our third Pinot Noir release, but it’s the first time we’ve made it as a Rosé, and we’re pretty […]