Archive for the ‘Wine Magazine’ Category

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If I could invite anyone to dinner, who would it be?

[Image borrowed from www.michaelchiarello.com] Right now, it would be Michael Chiarello (and a guest of his choosing)… Why? This is a chef who not only cooks up a storm with wonderful flair, but he also has a winery that produces Petite Sirah. It’s called Chiarello Family Vineyards, and has been in his family since 1999. […]

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Oregon Winemakers define their own Pinot Gris style to Paul Gregutt

At the Second Annual Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium presented by Oak Knoll Winery, Paul Gregutt was asked to return as the keynote speaker. The reason for this is multilayered. First and foremost, Paul’s been writing about Northwest wines for over 25 years. He’s tasted Oregon Pinot Gris during that time, now understanding them better than […]

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Regarding: Oregon wants to double UK sales within three years

I just read this story: Oregon wants to double UK sales within three years, published by Harpers, a UK magazine. The following was written by Gemma McKenna, on Thursday, 24 May 2012: The head of the Oregon Wine Board hopes to double its UK sales within the next three years. Tom Danowski, executive director, told […]

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Oregon Pinot Gris: Getting to know you, getting to know all about you ~ Part 1

How fun it is to be discovering what Harvey Steiman of Wine Spectator magazine refers to as Oregon’s “unsung hero.” It’s a revelation to read in Robert Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide, “This is the hardest wine to find, as virtually all of it is snapped up before it has a chance to leave Oregon. Fruitier […]

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COMMENTARY: Writing about wine is not like playing King of the Mountain, or is it?

Each spring, rams come out and butt heads, yet another year, establishing the year’s pecking order… Notice how much human beings do the same thing. I should research how many wars were started between the dates of March 21 to April 20th, the astrological time of Aries the Ram. I know there are some, like […]

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Quarterly Review of Wines ~ RIP

Another important glossy wine magazine is biting the dust. Sayonara, Quarterly Review of Wines. Thanks for all of your help over the years. You’re going to be sorely missed! I was so saddened when The Wine News, for which I had written Cat O’Wine Tales in the 1990s, closed its doors. Publishers Tom and Elizabeth […]

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Wine Spectator is Redefining Wine Travel on iPad

The press release reads: Just in time for the harvest travel season, Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, is pleased to announce the release of an innovative new iPad travel app: Wine Spectator’s Guide to Napa Valley. This app delivers Wine Spectator’s world-class editorial content on Napa Valley in a unique format that […]

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Deborah Parker Wong, AIWS ~ Wine Writer #42

Deborah Parker Wong recently told me, “Your blog is a great resource!” I’m glad she noticed… Having this blog be a resource is my second reason for keeping it up. My first has always been to journal my process as a wine publicist, as I’ve said many times here. What I find interesting about the […]

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Hurray New York Times!

TheOnion.com has written: “NEW YORK—In a move that media executives, economic forecasters, and business analysts alike are calling “extremely bold,” NYTimes.com put into place a groundbreaking new business model today in which the news website will charge people money to consume the goods and services it provides. ‘The whole idea of an American business trying […]

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The Midwest Grape & Wine Conference and The Green Hoe

I’m from the East Coast, where we tell it like it is. Ouch! You’re on my foot! I now live on the West Coast, where we tell it like it isn’t. Excuse me, but you and I are both standing the same exact spot. And, as luck would have it, you’re standing on my foot. […]