Archive for the Tag 'Mendocino County'

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Red, White, and Rosés Don’t Need to Have a Season to Have a Reason, Do They?

Samples. Companies are listed with each wine. PREFACE  HEART ~ THE WINERY: This information came from the wineries’ notes. SCIENCE ~ WINEMAKING ~ From the winery. SOUL ~ Jo’s Musings [PHOTO: Taken at Castello di Meleto] BACK STORY: In 2002, I was charged with getting publicity for Petite Sirah. At that time, I could only find […]

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2018 September’s Winesong Weekend is coming in Mendocino County

[All images are from Winesong.] In its Thirty-Fourth year, Winesong Weekend, Mendocino County’s premier food and wine experience, will take place on Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 8. The folks are Winesogn Weekend want you to know the details around this year’s event. They’re going to also have a live auction with “Hot Lots.” Some […]

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Ron Rubin Winery Trained for “Saving Lives” Program expands to include all of NORTH COAST

Ron Rubin, of Ron Rubin Winery, had exclusively funded a program for saving lives in only Sonoma County. In collaboration with the American Red Cross and ZOLL Medical Corporation, this program has now received numerous requests from other American Viticultural Areas. Ron Rubin Winery, American Red Cross, and ZOLL are pleased to announce their expanded […]

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WINESONG ~ Mendocino Coast’s Premier Food and Wine Event

WINESONG is Mendocino Coast’s premier food and wine event, and I highly recommend that if you love food and wine events, get yourself to Mendocino for September 9 and 10, 2016. Having put on wine events for years, I have a pretty good idea of what it takes to be behind the scenes. The details […]

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Theopolis Vineyards to The Rescue –

Headed to Theopolis Vineyards, Jose and I were so excited to get out of our “seven days a week” home office. We weren’t in the frame of mind to be paying strict attention to all of our details. It was a gorgeous Saturday, and we were headed for an adventure. We entered the Yorkville Highlands […]

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BARRA of Mendocino is offering a wonderful way to honor your mom in wine country this Sunday

I got an Email and thought, “BARRA of Mendocino is offering a wonderful way to honor moms, with a Mother’s Day brunch?” … How lovely is that, and I wish I still had my mother, so I could honor her. Instead, I still remember her last words to me. She had been looking up to […]

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Mr. “Slow Foods San Francisco” brings an Italian twist to Mendocino County’s Wine & Mushroom Festival

Who doesn’t love a food and wine event that’s off the beaten path? How about the Wine & Mushroom Festival of Mendocino County? For me, too, I love knowing what the members of PS I Love You are up to. They take Petite Sirah over the top and breathe new breath to this heartiest of […]

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31st Annual Riverside International Wine Competition with a Twist

It’s been a while since I’ve touted the virtues of a wine competition; not because it’s not been worth it, but because there’s not been anything new under the sun, in my thinking. I believe in them, regardless of the fact that it involves so many palates and a collective opinion is formed. Having been […]

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Petite Tasting ~ With the Big Boys

When I ask the members of PS I Love You for anything… I mean anything (including Petite Sirah Shoes, explanation coming in the near future)… 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 […]

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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 […]