Archive for the Tag 'San Diego'

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Mission not-so-impossible: Know your audience and then pitch it

Want to know how to get my attention? With an email that has a personal message in it, directed at me. If you send a press release to me, odds are I’m going to delete it before I even think about considering it. Why? My blog is not a journalistic news outlet resource. My blog […]

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Mission grape’s role in California wine viticultural history

The following was a final project that I wrote for my Enology class at Santa Rosa Junior College, taught by Pat Henderson, winemaker for Valley of the Moon. It was regarding the Mission Grape’s role in California Wine Viticultural history. After my presentation, which included a tasting of a light but flavorful Malvadino Mission wine, […]

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Mission Grape Has Played a Major Role in California Wine Viticultural History

The following was a final project that I wrote for my Enology class taught by Pat Henderson, winemaker for Valley of the Moon. After my presentation, which included a tasting of a light but flavorful Malvadino Mission wine, Pat asked for permission to use this piece in future classes… Permission granted. So, today, I’m not […]

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The Mission Grape Played a Major Role in California Wine Viticultural History

The following was a final project that I wrote for my Enology class taught by Pat Henderson, winemaker for Valley of the Moon. After my presentation, which included a tasting of a light but flavorful Malvadino Mission wine, Pat asked for permission to use this piece in future classes… Permission granted. So, today, I’m not […]

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The Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition… Winemakers Are the Wine Judges

The Winemaker Challenge website is up now, with a list of the winemakers/judges, rules, etc. This wine competition is an important one, not only for the accolades that it will brings to wine companies for those all important third party endorsements, but also for the stellar line-up of those who are judging the wines. It’s the […]

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Robert Whitley ~ Wine Writer #22 ~ The Man Behind Copious Wine Competitions

To simply call Robert Whitely a “wine writer” would be to only slice the rim of the target. Robert is a true renaissance man with all that he’s accomplished within the world of wine. Here’s a snapshot of his wine writing and reviewing: Wine Review Online Whitley On Wine Robert is nationally syndicated on Creators.com […]

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From a Dim Light to a Highlight, Petite Sirah is Shining Brightly

From the Creators.com Web site, the headline reads: Price Is No Judge in a Wine Competition The author is Robert Whitley, a syndicated writer and wine competition organizer. Robert brings the best and brightest talent to his competitions, so that judgment is very exacting and credible. He writes: As usual, the annual Critics Challenge International […]