Archive for the Tag 'Bogle Vineyards'


Hurrah! Petite Masters is Happening in March 2018

Tickets are $45.00, and are being sold through Eventbrite.


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 […]


Springtime in the Vineyards always brings out the best ~ Berryessa Gap

Springtime in the Vineyard Saturday, May 28 11:30a to 3:30p at Berryessa Gap Vineyards, Winters, CA This year, I got an invite to this delicious event, and knew this was one Saturday that I wanted to get away from my computer… Instead of writing about “the life,” I could be living it. It just sounds […]


The Day the Archangels Gathered

It was a peaceful day in heaven, just like all the others. On this particular day, God needed to shake up the serenity just a bit, though. He would do that now and then, but only when one of His greatest assignments needed to be presented. Not all of His assignments called for only the […]


Patty Bogle’s Memorial Service

This image has been borrowed from a story written by Chris Macias, entitled, “Remembering Patty Bogle,” in the Sacramento Bee. Tonight at Dark & Delicious (Petite Sirah’s pre-eminent wine and food pairing event), everyone will take a moment at 7:00 p.m. to clink their glasses, in loving memory of Patty Bogle. If you also love […]


Patty Bogle Passes Away ~ The Wine Industry Has Lost A Quiet Leader

Yesterday I learned through a news alert from Wine Business that my friend and colleague Patty Bogle has passed away. Patty was the matriarch of Bogle Vineyards in Clarksburg, and she passed away this past Friday, February 11, 2011. This past Friday, as I was packing up Petite Sirahs for our Dark & Delicious event […]


The Second Leg of a Marketing Journey ~ BTT in Boston, New York, and Baltimore

BOSTON HISTORICAL The first Petite Sirah tasting was held at Clio Restaurant in the Eliot Hotel on Commonwealth Avenue, in Boston’s historic and fashionable Back Bay neighborhood. Our elegant venue had a great turnout, as word had begun to spread that the Blue Tooth Tour was primarily being hosted by wine industry luminaries, and it […]