Archive for the Tag 'Clayhouse Wines'

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PS in Paso ~ D&D Face Lift Worked Really Well

The PS in Paso event is done, and I’ve caught up… I just read that an event planner is the most stressful job; maybe brain surgery might be more, but not by much, I’m betting. Every second, something could go wrong and event planners are just waiting with anticipation for the shoe to drop… while dealing […]

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Petite Sirah in Paso, at last we’re taking PS education to the people

PS I Love You‘s mission has always been, since 2002… To promote, educate, and legitimize Petite Sirah as a heritage variety, with a special emphasis on its terroir uniqueness. The only change that’s now happening is that we’re taking it away from a food and wine event, and getting it back to the heart of […]

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Middleton Family of Wines Harvest Update from Washington and California

The following is a report from winemaker Kendall Mix of the Middleton Family of Wines. Historically, the Middleton family has been in business in Washington since the 1890s. “Our family has been working the land since 1898, when we started a lumber business in Aberdeen, on the coast of Washington State. We began with lumber […]

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Dog Days in the Vineyard… loveable and creative promtion

This one’s novel, because so many wineries don’t even want to see your dog at their facilities.

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What’s Dark & Delicious?

This is a great question that I was just asked by two of the members of PS I Love You, right after I sent out the registration form for our February 17, 2012 event, to be held at Rock Wall Wine Company in Alameda. First, I’m going to let Steve Heimoff’s words explain it to […]

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Exploring the Depths of Petite Sirah’s Soul

Yesterday I queried if wine has a soul, as described by my friend Sondra Barrett. We’re both convinced that it does. In her book, Wine’s Hidden Beauty, ” Sondra has been able to get close to the cellular structure of certain different varieties, which have very similar patterns. Sauvignon Blancs, for instance have very angular […]

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Dark & Delicious Silent Auction is On Its Way

In keeping up with telling you that PS I Love You is completely grassroots, and the only way we survive is through those wine companies that support our every effort, I thought sharing this with you gives you a real bird’s eye view into the workings of an advocacy group. The greatest reason is that […]

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Midwest Winegrape Symposium ~ Petite Sirah Tasting with Jo Diaz and Clark Smith

I was asked by Glenn Bardgett to be a presenter at the Midwest Grape & Wine Conference. The topic that I was asked to discuss is the challenges of operating a single variety advocacy group. (Don’t get me started.) Location: St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, MO Conference Dates: February 4-7, 2011 I’m there tomorrow… […]

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Petite Tasting ~ With the Big Boys

When I ask the members of PS I Love You for anything… I mean anything (including Petite Sirah Shoes, explanation coming in the near future)… they respond in huge ways. In such a huge way, actually, that the tasting I wanted to do in one sitting needed to be broken up into two parts. In […]

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Passionate About Petite? The Fifth Annual Dark & Delicious Event is Picking up Steam…

We’ve managed to sell out this event, since the beginning of it in February of 2007. Kent Rosenblum, sitting on the PSILY board of directors, suggested that we do  something similar to ZAP’s good eats… He was also a member of their board at the time and knew the ropes. Kent was also very aware […]