Archive for the Tag 'Livermore Valley AVA'


Average Consumer is Planted at Petite Sirah Symposium for Impressions

At the Eighth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium sponsored by and held at Concannon Vineyard this past August, I planted a couple of my friends at this industry only event. Why? I felt that it’s important to get a handle on what the average consumer thinks of Petite Sirah. So, I conducted my experiment in the […]


Jim Concannon Receives Man of the Year Award

When I was hired to be the publicist for Concannon Vineyard in 2003, I came to realize that I had been given a true gem, within the wine business. At the time, Lynn Kirimli, the marketing director, and I knew the challenges. Later, when Laurie Jones replaced Lynn, the challenges were still the same, and […]


A Petite Tasting That Was Huge, Of Course

When I ask the members of PS I Love You for anything… I mean anything… 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 my right mind, I couldn’t open up all 30 bottles […]