Archive for the ‘Sonoma’ Category

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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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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 […]

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The Vineyard Economic Symposium ~ Half a Day’s Worth and I Was Running to My Computer

This is a wine blog, not a trade magazine, so my take of Wine Business Monthly’s ~  Vineyard Economic Symposium ~ is really that of being a fly on the wall, not to get the best investment strategy. The room  was full of economists, not my average American wine clients or audience. I had to really shift my thinking […]

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Limerick Lane Offers History in a Glass and Depth in Structure

Given to me by Jake Bilbro of Limerick Lane Wines… owner, winemaker… to enjoy, and wanted my opinion. 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 […]

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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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Earth Day in Wine Country – Safari West Celebrates a Party for the Planet

When parents bring their children to wine country, any parent worth his or her salt will make sure to include something for the kids. This is just common sense. Expecting wine educators to also reduce their wine ed to a level of a day camp director, while also informing the wine consumers in a captive […]