Archive for the Tag 'Dry Creek Vineyards'

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This Full Moon in Capricorn Celebrates Prominence – Dan Gustafson is in the House

The Capricorn personality is geared towards that of leadership and achievement, they always want to climb the corporate ladder and be the best they can be. Capricorns have excellent sense of time and manage it very well, they are excellent organizers. Capricorns are very creative, not spontaneously creative but it is incorporated into their time […]

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When they’re out of control

Another year, another barrel tasting, and another trip to the vomitorium… Ah, barrel tasting… It’s such a joy when they come to town. Townies hide out, by the way. People ask me, “Are you going barrel tasting?” “Ah…. no thanks.” But, that’s just me and a few of us who have been here long enough […]

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Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium at Oak Knoll Winery ~ Bringing out the winemaking stars!

It’s been a long time coming… Jose and I sat with Greg Lint, president of Oak Knoll Winery, and winemaker Jeff Herinckx about three years ago and talked about creating an Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium that would begin to define an Oregon style. With the popularity of this variety still gaining steam, and Oregon having […]

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Who doesn’t love touring wine country with friends this way?

The only time I get out and tour wine country is when friends or media people are coming to town… And, thank God they do when they do. It always brings me back to why I’m here. I’m not here because I was born into California’s tapestry. I’m one of those stray threads that’s just […]

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How Randall Graham, Steve Heimoff, and Charlie Palmer Led to Sean Thackrey, Steve Heimoff, and Hardy Wallace

What a cast of characters… The Sonoma County Wine Library (in Healdsburg) is only seven miles from my house, which occasionally host authors. I’m on the distribution list for announcements. In December, they hosted a wine writers reception, that included Randall Grahm (of Bonny Doon Vineyards fame) and Steve Heimoff. Having never met Randall in […]