Archive for the Tag 'Sommelier'


Ninth Annual Petite Sirah Symposium being held at Concannon Vineyard

Sponsored by Concannon Vineyard, Livermore, California Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 8:30 a.m. The best and brightest talent in California is again gathering to discuss Petite Sirah grape growing, wine making, and marketing issues. Petite growers and producers continue to discuss this passion among themselves, making Petite Sirah a stealth variety of consequence. Since PS I […]


Vini Portugal ~ Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein’s Seminar ~ Portuguese Wines

 About Evan Goldstein: Master Sommelier, Full Circle Wine Solutions, San Francisco, CA ~ President and Chief Education Officer… Evan is the author of Five Star Service: Your Guide to Hospitality Excellence (On Premise Communications Inc.) and the critically acclaimed Perfect Pairings: A Master Sommelier’s Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Food (University of California Press). […]


All Hail the Grape Goddess ~ Catherine Fallis ~ Wine Writer

I’ve personally marveled at those people who become Master Sommeliers, because they not only have to be able to identify vitis from all over the world, but they’ve also got to know the spirits world really well, too… And cigars… (Sorry, tobacco was my father’s death, so I can’t even go there). Their knowledge is […]


daring pairings ~ Evan Goldstein’s new book is one of vinous adventure

I haven’t read Evan Goldstein’s first book, Perfect Pairings, and now I know that I’m missing a great book in my library. I’ll have to remedy that. Why? Because I’ve just finished Evan’s latest book daring pairings, published by UC Press, and now only imagine the great wine and food recommendations that I’ve yet to […]


Thinking About New Social Media Personalities When “33 Books” Arrived

What goes around, comes around; and it all starts with a glass of wine and note taking. I was just sent a package by the 33 Books Company; and, was also shipped a few wine samples for different things going on in my life: upcoming events (Toast of the Town, Ghirardelli) someone wanting me to […]


Will Work For Wine

The Wine Century Club ~ I’m in. Are You? “The Wine Century Club is for all adventurous wine lovers. If you’ve tasted at least 100 different grape varieties, you’re qualified to become a member. If you haven’t tried 100 different grape varieties, but are interested in the concept, you’re welcome to all of our events. […]


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 […]