Archive for the Tag 'PS I Love You'

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Times of BLM Correctness: Something So Simple in Petite Evolution Has Been Really So Complicated

Mission Statement: In today’s times… I halted dead in my tracks. So innocent, I would never have guessed the comments put forth. But I understand them, so I’ve morphed. [PHOTO: Jo Diaz, all rights reserved.] Wait for it It started out so simply. The mission statement for PS I Love You is now more than […]

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Petite Sirah in France? A Flip of the Coin at Clos Hirissou

[PHOTOS: gratis Clos Hirissou] The greatest joy of starting PS I Love You, the advocacy group for Petite Sirah, has been the people I’ve met along the way. People from all over the world have contacted me about Petite, and this is the most recent communication, during the last 18 years of relationships. This one […]

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As Colorful And Vibrant As Its History ~ Petite Sirah’s Timeline has been updated

With a name like Petite Sirah I Love You, how could I give Valentine’s Day to any other grape? It’s got pop, it’s soul is jazzy, its history is checkered and anything but mainstream. It’s Petite Sirah… I Love You. For instance, take Sauvignon Blanc. Cabernet Franc + Sauvignon Blanc = Cabernet Sauvignon Two noble […]

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American Heritage Variety Petite Sirah ~ When you get that call

Phone rings, I answer, and hear, “Hello, this is Emma Thomas from Jackson Family Wines.” This story is inspired by that call from Emma, who works with Jackson Family Wines, because of her interest in PS I Love You and how it relates to this heritage variety. She, really caught my attention, because I’ve been noodling […]

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When Dark & Delicious Returns as the Petite Masters at Copia

Who: PS I Love You What: Masters of Petite: Petite Sirah Panel, Tasting, & Walk-Around Reception When: Sunday, July 14, on Bastille Day, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Where: Copia, Napa Valley Why: Celebrating our French Love Child Petite Sirah’s Heritage While the carefree days of Dark & Delicious are now but a drifting memory, there’s […]

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Honoring Each and Every Person Within a Wine Company ~ Great Public Relations

This is worth sharing, because it’s exemplary. It demonstrates that there are those within the wine business who care deeply for the people who are also caring for their businesses. This story celebrates Lizz Castillo, a young woman who’s worked very hard in the wine business to get where she is, and is going to be […]

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The Circuitous Path from Network News to Fine Wine ~ Tim Ortman

A few days ago, I was explaining to friends Robin Parnell and her lifelong friend Suzette Johnson – while we were out wine tasting – that it was a rosé which became my aha moment in wine. For years, during the Merlot craze, I was giving it my best shot; but, Merlot just wasn’t doing […]

When Carl Doumani Calls ~ A Petite Master Has Answers

How appropriate that I get to write about PS I Love You and Petite Sirah on Valentine’s day. Years ago, when I was loving the architecture of Carl Doumani’s Quixote Winery, in a meeting we had set up for an interview, we had finished chatting and he gifted his time-worn Hundertwasser book to me. I […]

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Hurrah! Petite Masters is Happening in March 2018

Tickets are $45.00, and are being sold through Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/masters-of-petite-petite-sirah-panel-tasting-walk-around-reception-registration-42239920740

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Pedroncelli Winery, Geyserville California, Celebrates 90 Year Anniversary

When I began to read about the Pedroncelli Winery’s celebrations for their 90 year anniversary, I was thrown back in time, remembering when I first came to meet Julie Pedroncelli. It was in the early 90s, and I had begun Cat O’Wine Tales. (I was out photographing, for what would become a feature story in […]