Archive for the Tag 'Mark Oldman'

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GIVE AWAY GIFTS: Holiday gifts for Wine-Blog fans

I appreciate you guys. First of all, you know that wine-blog is not your average wine blog. Next, you’ve got to have a sense of humor, or you wouldn’t be here. Finally, you put up with me. Because you take your time to read my ramblings, and in the spirit of the season, I have […]

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Finally, after nine years, I have some long awaited answers about Petite Sirah

Having nine years invested in studying and writing about Petite Sirah (I dare say, more than most people in the world right now), I just got some very exciting and long awaited answers. These are answers that only nine years of studying, wondering, and trying to understand this cult variety would conger up… Namely, what […]

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Besides wine, what Gary Vee has brought to the table ~ The Thank You Economy

I finished this book a while ago, The Thank You Economy. Then my life got really busy; beyond the normal working for clients, taking care of a home, and enjoying my hobby (wine blogging): Two new grandchildren were born within three months of each other, and within a half hour of us To our two […]

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Open Letter to All Petite Sirah Growers And Producers

First of all, to the members of PS I Love You, I don’t know how we could have accomplished what we have in the last nine years without you all. What we’ve done: September 19, 2002 ~ 62 Growers and Producers combined. August 20, 2011 ~ 1,000 Growers and Producers combined. We’ve just hit this […]

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Final Thoughts on the Ninth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium, Sponsored by Concannon Vineyard

First and foremost, I have to thank Concannon Vineyard for having the foresight to keep this event going. Why? In 2002, there were 62 growers and producers combined. Today in 2011, I now am counting 997 growers and producers. You tell me that this annual gathering of the best and the brightest growers, producers, and […]

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That Kent Rosenblum, he’s such an amaZIN man; and, if you sell Petite Sirah, you can thank him

Here I sit, barely able to think, because the Ninth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium and Tribute Dinner to Jim Concannon has just concluded, and I’m now in the throes of planning a picnic for about 60 Petite Sirah fans for this coming weekend. It’s going to be at Kent Rosenblum’s Lone Oak Vineyard, in Russian […]

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Ninth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium to Have Live Broadcast

The Ninth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium is again sold out. If, however, you didn’t sign up, but would like to be there via a live broadcast, it will be available via Ustream at www.ustream.tv/channel/psiloveyou; and, it will also be available on the PS l Love You site at www.psiloveyou.org/live/. [Photo: Jim Concannon] We will be […]

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Concannon Is Pulling Out All of the Stops For Petite Sirah’s 50th Anniversary

Media and Petite producers… You’re invited… (Email Jo Diaz ~ jo @ diaz-communications.com) At this year’s Ninth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium, Concannon Vineyard has added one more event. The night before the Symposium, on July 25, 2011, following PS I Love You’s annual meeting (5:00 p.m.), the folks at Concannon are hosting a Reception and […]

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Keynote Speaker For the Ninth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium ~ Mark Oldman

Mark Oldman, author of Oldman’s Brave New World of Wine is the Keynote Speaker at the Ninth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium, Sponsored by Concannon Vineyard, Livermore, California. Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 8:30 a.m. $100 for members of PS I Love You ~ $150 for non-members Mark Oldman, most recent author of Oldman’s Brave New World […]

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Ninth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium being held at Concannon Vineyard

Sponsored by Concannon Vineyard, Livermore, California Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 8:30 a.m. The best and brightest talent in California is again gathering to discuss Petite Sirah grape growing, wine making, and marketing issues. Petite growers and producers continue to discuss this passion among themselves, making Petite Sirah a stealth variety of consequence. Since PS I […]