Archive for the Tag 'wine-blog'

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Bordeaux ~ Banking on Iconic Wineries ~ partie quatorze

[Image: © CIVB, 2012. Design: Siksik – Cartography. Édition Benoít France] As I look at this map to the right, I realize how much farther I have to go to understand Bordeaux. I’ve written about the Left and Right banks; as we look at this map, we have much more to learn. Left Bank North-West […]

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In Wine PR, what went around has come back around

Two very thoughtful pieces, one written by wine blogger Tom Wark and another one by Steve Heimoff, are telling the story I’ve also been watching unfold, as clients continue to narrow their wine samples releases down to those wine writers who remain in power. Unfortunately, there’s a hierarchy of who will and does have influence […]

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TBNT – Thanks, but no thanks

One of my bosses turned me onto TBNT… Thanks, but no thanks. I find that I use it a lot (at least in my head) as I read queries regarding my blog. First of all, if you think my blog is all that and you’re still asking me to write for my blog, you didn’t […]

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SEO and wine blog pitches – beware

When I get pitched about things that surpass my HyperText Markup Language (HTML) 101 class, I turn to Jose. I know there are a lot of things that take down my blog, because I’ve had so many crashes. The good news for me is my IT person is living with me, and goes into immediate […]

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Slogging along in the wine blogging world

My friend Steve Heimoff just wrote: Wine bloggers: Blogging, or slogging? Well, this week it’s more like slogging for me, versus wine blogging. I’ve actually not posted anything since this past Tuesday, and today is Friday. Why? Life has just taken over. Wines to taste, wine competition forms to fill out, reports to write, bookkeeping […]

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Nine years of wine blogging, should I have just written a book?

I’m reflecting on nine years of wine blogging this morning… having started just about this time nine years ago, in terms of thinking I should, and then getting Jose to build a site for me. I’ve had about four wine blog sites in the process. In 2005, I eagerly waited to write that first story, […]

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You can’t ride two horses with one behind + professional ethics

Whomever said, “You can’t ride two horses with one behind,”  never saw the circus act where the pretty, young girl is riding two horses while standing up. You can ride two horses, but you have to be on your feet to do it, not on your behind. That’s where I am… I’m riding two horses, […]

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Good, Better, Best Wines by Carolyn Evans Hammond

It’s so perfect. Miss Dumas, my sophomore English teacher delivered this, the first day of school in her class. It was her introduction for what she expected from us… Good, better, best, Never let it rest, Until the good is better, And the better is best… Receiving the book Good, Better, Best Wines for review […]

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Contest: Wine-Blog December Gifts: One Drawing per Week for Five Weeks

I had so much fun with my Reader Appreciation Day give away (I’m a Sagittarian, we’re know for being generous), that my plan for this season of giving is to offer one gift per week during this holiday month. There are so many things to celebrate this month and I have a gift to cover it […]

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Kick Ranch Images of a Winter Walk with Dick Keenan ~ Continuation

The day that I walked the ranch with Dick Keenan (above), I left him and returned to my computer. I then off-loaded the images from my camera to a folder on my desktop. I had so many images, and they come off this camera at 24 megabytes each, that sometimes I get a slow down. […]