Archive for the Tag 'Julie Johnson'

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Romancing the Grape ~ Relationship Selling for Hospitality Professionals

SAMPLE COPY from Lynda R. Paulson ~ PHOTO: Jo Diaz Romancing the Grape ~ Relationship Selling for Hospitality Professionals by Lynda R. Paulson should be mandatory reading for all winery tasting room personnel. This is always how I sold wine, while working in a tasting room, because my studies and background are in PR. That said, […]

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Chef Sean Baker of Gather in Berkeley

I owe a debt of gratitude to Chef Sean Baker of Gather in Berkeley. First, I’m going to share… Wine is nothing more than liquid food. It has the potential to be an art form, like one created by the great masters; or it can simply be a poster hung on a wall with tape […]

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Sitelines at Tres Sabores was splendor in the vines

Sitelines at Tres Sabores was a delicious midsummer night’s dream. Promoted by Julie Johnson and her husband Jon Engelskirger, this year’s event was their second annual (if indeed this is to be an annual event). If it is and you love the arts, you don’t want to miss it next year. I did overhear someone […]

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Watching a vintner in the making ~ Who’s a fly on the wall?

As the director of PS I Love You, I get to be a fly on the wall and oversee some pretty amazing things.  This past year, I created an opportunity; and now, I’m watching a vintner in the making pretty closely, because it’s fascinating. Take two strongly driven women who share the same fascination with […]

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Is Petite Sirah, that Special Black Opal of the Wine World, a Winemaker’s Wine? Winemakers weigh in

Through my 10 year relationship with this heritage variety and PS I Love You, I’ve come to believe that Petite Sirah is a winemaker’s wine; otherwise, why would the 8o0+ winemakers who craft it even bother with it? Why wouldn’t they just be using it as a blending ingredient, as they did from the 1970s […]

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Wine Country at its Finest ~ Wine Event With a Twist of Pomegranate

Living in wine country never ceases to amaze me. I said to myself when I first arrive, “Dear God, don’t ever let me take any of this for granted;” and then, I got on with finding a job that would sustain me. [Image borrowed from Edible Marin Wine Country] As it turns out, there are […]