Archive for the Tag 'YouTube'

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Bordeaux ~ What You Don’t Know ~ partie dix

[Copyright: phbcz / 123RF Stock Photo – paid image of Chateau Cos D’Estournel, Bordeaux Region, France] I searched on “What You Don’t Know About Bordeaux,” just out of curiosity, so see what I’ve been missing with bigger picture items. Up popped my friend Monique Soltani’s Website with that exact same name… Her Website is WineOh.tv, […]

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Gov. Chris Christie joins The Wine Train Crowd

Yesterday, Govern Chris Christie was kicked off Amtrak’s “quite car.” No joke… Why? Screaming into his cell phone. According to WND: “He got on last minute yelling at his two Secret Service agents I think because of a seat mixup, sat down and immediately started making phone calls on the quiet car,” Mann told Gawker.com. […]

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Social media marketing requests are stepping up their game

I’ve been big on posting the latest pitches from those wanting to get inside wine bloggers’ sites with their own plants. Let this one go down historically as the “best yet” for a social media marketing requests… Perhaps “the best ever,” even. They are noticeably evolving in a more sophisticated pitch. Am I tempted? No… […]

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Jared Diamond Earth Day, and Wine of the Week ~ 2011 Iron Horse UnOaked Chardonnay

Jared Diamond, Earth Day, and Wine of the Week ~ Iron Horse’s New Chardonnay Releases all began this past weekend… My pick for this week is the 2011 Iron Horse UnOaked Chardonnay. A refreshingly delicious wine, with flavors that bring in ripe pear, baked to perfection in a delicious crisp dessert (sans sugar), this wine […]

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It’s official: After putting on a major event, the following week I’m useless

I always like to think that I’m not going to be, but the reality has settled in this time. Day 1 ~ unpack the returning mess ~ while dealing with incoming emails Day 2 ~ accounting ~ while dealing with incoming emails Day 3 ~ taking inventory ~ while dealing with incoming emails Day 4 […]

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Only in wine country do you go and drink Bubbly at 10 O’Clock in the morning…

And that would be at J Wine Company, on Saturday, September 17, 2011, for their 25th Anniversary celebration. Pinot Gris Jo is Born As we were leaving, Jose and I headed over to the Pinot Gris & Oysters on the Half Shell tent. The 2010 J Vineyards Pinot Gris from Russian River Valley was being […]

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What’s Dark & Delicious?

This is a great question that I was just asked by two of the members of PS I Love You, right after I sent out the registration form for our February 17, 2012 event, to be held at Rock Wall Wine Company in Alameda. First, I’m going to let Steve Heimoff’s words explain it to […]

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I’ve Finally Met the Man Behind Zinfandel’s Fame ~ Joel Peterson ~ Part 1

This first video is a photo journal of the 20th anniversary of the tasting room location event. I’m showing you this one just in case you’d like to see Ravenswood Winery and their celebration. The second video below is an interview between Joel Peterson and Jose Diaz, talking about Ravenswood and Joel’s history in the […]

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What is Grower Champagne?

Months ago, I wrote that Fat Corks are Welcome Here. It was a fun story to write, because the owner of the company, Bryan Maletis is the son of Ed Maletis, who owned Columbia Distributing during my days as a sales person for Belvedere and Grove Street wineries. I love watching the next generation coming […]

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Tapas from Marimar Torres’ Cookbook ~ You’re Invited

Year ago, when I was at Belvedere Winery, my colleague and friend Corinne Reichel had seen an ad for the position of director of PR at Marimar Estate. Corinne knew I was qualified and was also totally misunderstood my current boss. (He’s since passed away.) Corinne really encouraged me to look into the position; but […]