Archive for the Tag 'Parducci Wine Cellars'


Earth Day in Ukiah at Parducci Wine Cellars

I love advocating for one of the members of PS I Love You. They’ve all done so much to advance the cause for Petite Sirah’s place in history, and they deserve all the publicity I can afford to give them. That’s one of the greatest gifts of this blog…the ability to give back to a […]


Are you wanting to sample the treasures of Piemonte?

This information was sent to me by my wine writing friend and colleague Dick Rosano. I told him that I’d be putting it onto my blog as a P.S.A. (public service announcement). Having been in radio as a PR specialist, I learned a lot about the value of a P.S.A. and understanding the importance of […]


What’s Dark & Delicious?

This is a great question that I was just asked by two of the members of PS I Love You, right after I sent out the registration form for our February 17, 2012 event, to be held at Rock Wall Wine Company in Alameda. First, I’m going to let Steve Heimoff’s words explain it to […]


The Golden Age of Petite Sirah ~ 1961 to 2011

It was in early 2002 that I first learned about Petite Sirah… I had no clue what it was, where it came from, or even where it was going. Lou Foppiano introduced me to it, when I was hired to be Foppiano Vineyards’ publicist. I worked that gig for the next seven years. I learned […]


True Grit ~ Weighing In on A Publicist’s Tie-In

Image via Wikipedia In 2005, as I was trying to better explain what Petite Sirah is, I thought that it would be a great idea to tie it to something we could all relate to, and to an all-American legend, in order to really drive the point home. So, I tied it to John Wayne. […]


The 8th Annual PS Symposium is Sold Out!

If you missed signing up for the Symposium, you’ll still be able to watch it live on the Internet, on July 27, as it’s happening. This link to takes you to our live streaming, which will be active by 8:30 a.m., on July 27, 2010. EVENT SCHEDULE ~ AGENDA 8:30 – 8:35 a.m. WELCOME […]


We Scored the Scores ~ Petite Sirah With Alacia Van’s Music ~ Part 2

Continuing with yesterday, where I set the stage for this Petite Sirah tasting paired with Jazz music… For me, Alacia Van’s music seemed to match Petite Sirah pretty well… Jazzy, bluesy, not what one would traditionally be expecting in today’s world of new music… even by Jazz standards. But, that’s what it was… The jazz […]


Scoring the Scores ~ PS at Hess Collection with Alacia Van’s Jazz on April 19

The Terroir of Senses, just add a little music… and off we go, Scoring the Scores. Who are part of the “We” process? Alphabetically: Dan Berger, Vintage Experiences, who has always been passionate about Petite Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast, who credits me for turning him onto Petite, because it had escaped him for a while […]


Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Toast of The Town Venues for 2010

Toast of the Town is an annual wine and food event, produced by Wine Enthusiast Magazine that I eagerly look forward to each year. It’s just so classy! Here’s the lineup for 2010: Thursday, April 8, 2010 at the Atlanta Georgia Aquarium Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House Thursday, […]


Eisch Glaskulture ~ Breathable and You’d Better Believe It, Baby!

Weekly Holidaze Drawing: Just leave a comment on any wine-blog entry this month, to win gifts this December: I was queried by Michael Wangbickler (Balzac Communications), who is handling the PR account with Eisch Glaskultur. Having no knowledge of my previous history with Eisch, Mike wanted to know if I’d like an Eisch glass to […]