Archive for the ‘Wine Magazine’ Category

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Kathleen Willcox – A Wine Writer’s Name to Remember, Read, and Enjoy

It’s been a while since I’ve shared information about other wine writers. There certainly has been a cadre of new people, I just haven’t been as aggressive as I was when I first started my blog, spending weekends and then scheduling for the week, as I did, starting in 2005. It was pre small and […]

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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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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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Wine Enthusiast’s Artful Focus is a Significant Pleasure

SETTING: Waltz, point counter point, having just been in the garden ~ including Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 39, No. 15 INSPIRATION: Wine Enthusiast Magazine query ~ “Introducing Wine Enthusiast’s First Ever Art & Wine Issue” SOUL: Art & Wine? Sure OPINION: Life graces us with sensual entertainment. We need only to indulge, just lose […]

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Top US Wine Companies from WBM’s ~ My own Top 7 from this list

When I got into the wine business in early ’93, I knew (pretty much) nothing about wine. And so I worked it and studied it; and I expanded it, when I created the Petite Sirah wine grape advocacy group called PS I Love You. It’s through this group that I’ve learned firsthand about the following […]

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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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Marvin Shanken knows how and why to throw a party

After each event, when those in attendance begin to wax poetic in the afterglow, those who didn’t attend ask, “How do I get onto that list?”

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Smart move, Tasting Panel, on The SOMM Journal

I’ve not only enjoyed reading The Tasting Panel Magazine for all of these years, but to also have written a few stories for them, has been both a treat and an honor. I’ve watched Anthony Dias Blue come in as editor, something that Meridith May was doing by herself, ever so long ago it now […]

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Shipping wine in the US no longer a nightmare for understanding, thanks to Wine Enthusiast

Thanks, Wine Enthusiast Magazine for making shipping wine in the US no longer a nightmare for understanding. This info graphic changes that constant and complicated moving target, with the easiest way to figure this out EVER. Jose and I have helped so many clients as Diaz Communications, when they make those Direct-to-Consumer decisions. I’ve learned over […]

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It all boils down to Parker, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and Tanzer, in the Total Wine World

“Back in the day” (pre social media), the following four … Parker, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and Tanzer … along with Charlie Olken ruled wine with an iron fist. And, they still do, boys and girls. This are just my observances from 20+ years of experiences, while being on the inside of the wine world. […]