Archive for the Tag 'North Carolina'


Opportunity only knocks once and I didn’t answer the door

Kicking myself all over the place… We all know that “Opportunity only knocks once,” and I didn’t answer the door… I’m still asking myself, “Are you kidding me?” BACK STORY: I had just booked a flight to North Carolina to visit my daughter and her lovely family. Then, I got the call. “We want you […]


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 […]


The Second Leg of a Marketing Journey ~ BTT in Charlotte, Atlanta, Orlando, and Miami

CHARLOTTE HISTORICAL: The Ballantyne Resort venue was an example of true Southern Hospitality: delicious food, delightful guests, delectable Petite Sirah. One guest, Ms. Cat Williams confided, “This is the best food ever at a wine tasting.” (It pays to pair exact foods with exact wines.) For this stop, we had already connected with Angelus Rickenbaker […]