Archive for the Tag 'Television'


Well, Gary Vee Tricked Me

From my years of being in the wine business, on September 8, 2008, I observed that Gary Vay*ner*chuk would be the next Parker. For most of the established wine world, that was a daring statement and pretty inconceivable. For the millennial generation, that prediction was dead on, and they knew it. Now everyone’s writing about […]


1920s-Style Wine event hosted by Celebrity Wine Review

I’ve been invited to this Celebrity Wine Review event, and think it’s going to be a hoot-and-a-half… I’m getting out that dress with the dangly fringe at the bottom, and gonna brush up on my Charleston. The organizers have converted the beautiful Hotel Rex in downtown San Francisco into a 1920’s speakeasy, with plenty of […]


Letting Go of A Childhood Icon ~ Fess Parker

Thursday, March 18, 2010, Fess Parker died of natural causes, at his Santa Ynez home near his winery. Fess was 85 years old. It’s taken me a while to write about Fess Parker’s passing away. I grew up watching Fess Parker on Television during the 1950s with his signature coonskin hat as ‘Davy Crockett, King of […]


From Dark & Delicious to a Pre Oscars Party with Tequila Semental

It’s all in a day’s work, but just shows you how a small company has to shift a lot of interesting gears… As the details were being locked down for 2010 Dark & Delicious, with everything beginning to come together, we got the word from our Tequila Semental client that they had been selected to […]


“Still Partying” Thoughts That Might Hold Some Answers

Here’s a comment that I received in response to my Wine Spectator blog, which came from the Open Wine Consortium Website. It was asked by Ron McFarland of New Zealand Foods, and is a look with predictions into the future of advertising. Time will tell if any of this makes sense or not. Jo You are pretty […]