Archive for the ‘Sonoma County’ Category

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Who is that Global Winemaker Kerry Damskey? ~ Episode 1

Meeting Kerry Damskey, in this quick video series, begins the process of peeling away successful layers of what it takes to become an international, winemaking star, who’s successfully accomplished this particular pursuit. It is a calling, and it’s quite unique, with the people involved being very much adaptable. While using both sides of their brains […]

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Sustainability for Sonoma County Now at 99 Percent

In my story of Napa Valley – All of the Rutherford Dust Society Landholding Members are Now Active in the Napa Green Land Program – I mentioned the following: “The twenty-five-year-old organization of growers and vintners in the Rutherford appellation, announced in January 2020, that all of their landholding members are now active in the […]

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Malolactic Fermentation in Reds Wines – Best Explanation Ever

Winemaker Patrick Melley of Russian Hill Estate Winery  just answered this question of Malolactic Fermentation. And for wine beginners (or intermediates, like me), this doesn’t get any better. As one of our clients, I get to edit for the winery on occasion. This was one of those times, but only on the technical business writing […]

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California Wine Country ~ Blinded by the Light

Living in wine country is mostly on the upside of quite happy. But, as my husband Jose has been saying lately, “there comes a time to pay the dues.” I live about six miles from Geyser Peak, in Geyserville. To look upon it, one sees God’s Country. At this point, it’s hard to think of […]

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Sonoma County, there are so many reasons why I love you, but this one is the best

On December 29, 1992, I came up the 101 freeway (from SFO) with my husband, two of my three children (the oldest was in her final year at Bowdoin College, so she stayed put), three cats, and one dog. All that was left was for the moving truck to catch up, with all of our […]

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Sonoma County has officially been named 2019 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast

Sonoma County has officially been named 2019 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast for the magazine’s 20th annual Wine Star Awards. So, what does that mean to the region? Everything… Everything they’ve ever done, by everybody, in every way. The western world is at least trying to catch up with eastern philosophies as […]

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2019 Sonoma County Wine Auction Is at It Again with Star-Studded Lots Announced

Sonoma County Vinters are finding their groove, and their auction lots continue to expand and better more exciting for consumers. All of these lots are to benefit Sonoma County’s largest charitable fundraiser. I’m going to just print their press release, since it’s so succinct. Santa Rosa, CA (Aug 28, 2019) — Today, the Sonoma County […]

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When His Main Goal is Sustainability of Human Beings… first and foremost

It’s so gratifying to hear someone say, “I have an idea,” and then to see it take shape. If you get to know Ron Rubin, you’ll see his myriad of ideas take shape… I can’t even count them anymore; he’s like the energizer bunny! On Saturday, May 2, 2019, the Sonoma County Vintners Association bestowed […]

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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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If you’ve been procrastinating, just stop that with George Rose’s “Vineyard ~ Sonoma County”

  [PHOTO: Jo Diaz] Dear Friends, I’m going to let you know this right now, because there aren’t very many copies left of the gorgeous “VINEYARD Sonoma County” book. If you’ve seen George Rose’s latest publication, and have been procrastinating, please don’t wait any longer. It’s a fabulous gift. I know, because my copy was […]