Archive for the Tag 'Barefoot Cellars'

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The class of Jennifer Wall, winemaker for Barefoot Wines

Very uptown, that’s Ms. Jennifer Wall. And so are the companies for which she’s worked. I first met Jennifer in one of my transitions: from my working at Belvedere Winery, as Belvedere’s communications coordinator and district sales position. I was at a crossroads; did I want to continue with communications, or did I want to […]

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The Bubbles of Summer all year long

Randy Arnold of Barefoot Cellars… He’s one of those people who you work with for a few months, and then he impacts your life forever. [This image of Randy Arnold is borrowed from the Website of Barefoot Wines.] Randy Celebrating 25 Years With Barefoot Cellars With Barefoot, Randy Arnold’s been there since the beginning. In […]

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The best wine and food books for 2013

The best wine and food books for 2013 is a recounting of books I’ve read over the year. I enjoy recommending what I think would enrich and enlighten your life, only because that’s what they’ve done for me. I’m going to guide you toward what would work for whom, too, in the process with categories. […]

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Barefoot Screaming Eagle sticker shock

Barefoot Screaming Eagle sticker shock is what I call this one… People who buy Barefoot Cellars wines are people who have progressed from Two Buck Chuck, because Barefoot takes the time to put a gold medal on their bottles. Yes, Two Buck Chuck has also received medals, but do they take the time to sticker […]

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The Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2013 Petite Sirah Symposium

The Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2013 Petite Sirah Symposium, sponsored by Concannon Vineyard. Become part of the movement Don’t find yourself reading about how it went, and thinking you can completely recapture the day from any article. No story can condense into anything that will be earth shattering for you. Lead the parade […]

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11th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium ~ Registration has begun ~ Sponsored by Concannon Vineyard

11th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium ~ Registration has begun ~ Sponsored by Concannon Vineyard The Link For Registering The Day’s Agenda ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSIONS, LUNCH & TASTING: Concannon Vineyard TUESDAY JULY 23, 2013 REGISTER NOW AGENDA 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:30 – 8:40 a.m. WELCOME ~ John Concannon 8:40 – 8:50 […]

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From Barefoot Cellars to Motivational Speakers…. Learn from the best

It was a beautiful summer day in Burlington, Vermont. My sister Merry and I were pouring wine for Belvedere Winery (which no longer exists). At the time, I was Belvedere’s director of communications and a district sales manager, representing about seven states. My sales areas included Northern California, Minnesota, and Puerto Rico… just mentioning a […]

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An Interview with Zemanta, a resource my blog can’t live without…

I recently received the following Email. Dear Jo, On Z-Blog we regularly feature Zemanta power users. Hence, I’d like to ask you whether I can send you a few interview questions to introduce you on our Z-BLOG? Let me know. Thank you and have a nice week, Nenad I thought, sure, why not… let’s see […]

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The Tasting Panel: 2010 The Year of the Woman in Wine

This is a pretty impressive list, but what you first need to know is that this magazine has a woman behind it, nudging it forward every inch of the way. Anthony Dias Blue is editor-in-chief, and David Gadd is the managing editor, making this is a great team, with Meridith May as the publisher and […]

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Summer Barefooting: A Sonoma County Day in the Sun

There’s a lot of love in them thar vineyards. For those of us working out here in this lush, Mediterranean climate, many of us are just too busy working to come up for much air, and really enjoy many of those touristy moments. How many New Yorkers go to the top of the Empire State […]