Archive for the Tag 'Jeff Herinckx'


Art to enjoy with wine, by Liudas Guzas

My wine blog is my wine journal as a wine publicist. I don’t always write about the wine business, in the process. I’m a stream of consciousness kinda gal. As random as my blog appears to be, there’s one constant thread… My love of writing. And since I write about wine all day, sometimes I […]


2011 Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium ~ June 9, 2011 ~ Presented by Oak Knoll Winery

The best and brightest talent in Oregon is gathering in Hillsboro”s Willamette Valley to discuss the potential of Oregon’s Pinot Gris putting Oregon squarely on the map as “the Pinot state” (both Gris and Noir). Think red or white Pinot, think Oregon… Oak Knoll’s President Greg Lint has told me, “With its unique climate, soils, […]


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 […]


The 10 keys for any publicist

What it takes to develop the craft: Excellent oral communicator Both oral and written. Love to read, learn, and listen A writer’s writer Otherwise, how are you going to get the attention of any professional writers? Personable Because it’s all about sincerely making new friends, and keeping them. Well versed in psychology Make sure that […]


Lessons in Oregon, Beginning with The Early Pioneers at Oak Knoll Winery

There’s nothing more stimulating and inspiring, as a wine publicist, than visiting a client. When it’s in another state, the experiences are intensified, because it’s not a day-trip into another valley, it’s a plane ride away. This means that it’s going to involve a week of my life, which becomes totally focused. In this case, […]


Florida Winefest & Auction Begins with the “2009 Spirits Blast-Off”

A Beach Party was the kick-off for the Florida Winefest, given by the organizers. It was a casual evening of mingling with some of Florida Winefest’s most generous supporters and vintners, as the sun set on another dazzling Florida evening. The Blast-Off was sheer fun, as I danced on the powdery white sands of the […]


Jeff Herinckx, Winemaker for Oak Knoll Winery

[Winemaker Jeff Herinckx] Starting tomorrow, winemaker Jeff Herinckx of Oak Knoll Winery will have a monthly posting on this blog. Each month Jeff and my partner Jose Diaz have a conversation about what’s happening at Oak Knoll Winery, which is Jeff’s Winemaker Journal recording. That means that each month I’m also reading what’s happening at […]