Archive for the Tag 'Michael Houlihan'

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11th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium ~ Registration has begun ~ Sponsored by Concannon Vineyard

11th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium ~ Registration has begun ~ Sponsored by Concannon Vineyard The Link For Registering The Day’s Agenda ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSIONS, LUNCH & TASTING: Concannon Vineyard TUESDAY JULY 23, 2013 REGISTER NOW AGENDA 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:30 – 8:40 a.m. WELCOME ~ John Concannon 8:40 – 8:50 […]

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Turning up the sizzle on an already hot commodity ~ Petite Sirah Symposium

The Petite Sirah Symposium, about to go into its eleventh incarnation, has been a sellout every single year of its existence. The mother lode of single variety symposiums, people have gathered in the past to discuss a single variety known as Petite Sirah; but those events have never been formal or continuous, nor have they […]

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From Barefoot Cellars to Motivational Speakers…. Learn from the best

It was a beautiful summer day in Burlington, Vermont. My sister Merry and I were pouring wine for Belvedere Winery (which no longer exists). At the time, I was Belvedere’s director of communications and a district sales manager, representing about seven states. My sales areas included Northern California, Minnesota, and Puerto Rico… just mentioning a […]

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Summer Barefooting: A Sonoma County Day in the Sun

There’s a lot of love in them thar vineyards. For those of us working out here in this lush, Mediterranean climate, many of us are just too busy working to come up for much air, and really enjoy many of those touristy moments. How many New Yorkers go to the top of the Empire State […]