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Mark Oldman ~ Wine Writer # 37 ~ wine reviewer, book author

Date: Mon, Jul 19, 2010 Wine Tasting

I first came across Mark Oldman’s work in Every Day with Rachael Ray. Mark reviews wines for the magazine, and I contacted him directly. As we talked, I learned that he had a book out, Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine. I liked the title immediately, because it told me that Mark is all about having [...]

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Wine, Women, and Shoes ~ What a trip!

Date: Fri, Jul 16, 2010 Wine Tasting

First of all, I learned something very important at this event… But, let me digress for a minute. A while ago, I wanted to protect my camera from my husband. He’s lovely… no problem there, he’s  just been known to drop a few things, so I bought him his own camera. Now that he has [...]

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There’s only one wine I recommend for a baby-to-be, when asked what to purchase

Date: Thu, Jul 15, 2010 Wine Tasting

Well, at leas – so far… This isn’t the first time I’ve been asked this question, and so it occurred to me that this is a great “Dear Jo” entry. also, the person who just asked said that she’s Googled this question a lot, with no answers coming up. (Okay all you bloggers, go populate [...]

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You’d Better Have a Good Reason For Changing a Name, and Jeremy Baker Did

Date: Wed, Jul 14, 2010 Wine Tasting

This is what I was told in my wine sales and marketing class that I took ages ago. We were handed this assignment: SCENARIO: You’ve just bought an existing winery. Do all of the following. Then, be prepared to present your marketing plan for this winery to us, the two professors who taught the class [...]

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Following The Path of One’s Passions ~ Segueing from Grape Grower into a Winemaker Role, Too

Date: Tue, Jul 13, 2010 Wine Tasting

David Mounts grew up in Dry Creek Valley. Following in his father’s footsteps, he also felt the need to expand into becoming a winemaker and winery owner. And so, after lots of study and hard work, Mounts Family Winery was created. I can image why David wanted to be making wine… I’ve now seen so [...]

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What’s the Difference between Marketing and PR?

Date: Mon, Jul 12, 2010 Wine Tasting

Years ago, I used to wonder a lot about the difference between PR and marketing. This area of expertise wasn’t part of my first post-secondary learnings, so I was pretty perplexed. Sales, marketing, and PR all seemed to be the same thing, because they all fell (and still do) under the same umbrella in the [...]

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All the Crazy Things Said About and Done With Petite Sirah ~ Episode 2

Date: Sat, Jul 10, 2010 Wine Tasting

File this one under CLASSIC: This is what happens when just anyone can get onto the Internet and write whatever he or she pleases. When it involves Petite Sirah, I’m going to find it. And if it doesn’t make any sense, I’m going to dispel it. I’ve tried the more direct route, by searching out [...]

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What An Extraordinary Read With Unrivaled Visuals

Date: Fri, Jul 9, 2010 Wine Tasting

Wine’s Hidden Beauty by Sondra Barrett, PhD, is a walk in the wilds of a microscope. Sondra delivers the heart and soul of wine like we’ve never experienced it before… Or have we? Have we journeyed to the life that exists within a bottle of wine intuitively before, but just not recognized it in our [...]

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Getting to the Heart and Soul of Suisun Valley

Date: Thu, Jul 8, 2010 Wine Tasting

I’m working on a project right now that’s captured my imagination with new concepts about all the old facts I’ve learned regarding Suisun Valley. We’ve been working with the growers and producers for a six year cycle. As this year’s plan came together, we all knew was that the last year of their grant money [...]

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Wine Bloggers Worth Celebrating

Date: Wed, Jul 7, 2010 Wine Tasting

Time to shine a spotlight on those who have been kind enough to send some light my way. It’s my hope to possibly turn you onto a great wine blogger that you might not know… Most of them you might already know. Each person mentioned in this list has the same passion that I know [...]

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Wine Blogger Conferences ~ It’s a Matter of Taste

Date: Tue, Jul 6, 2010 Wine Tasting

I’ve been to both the American Wine Bloggers Conference (Santa Rosa 2008) and the European Wine Bloggers Conference (Lisbon 2009). What I’m about to write is something that’s controversial and now rumbling underground, as people think this through and begin to discuss their opinions. I was just reminded of it as I read Paul Gregutt’s [...]

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Thanking My Grindstone Cowboy ~ Behind Every Woman, There’s a Great Man

Date: Mon, Jul 5, 2010 Wine Tasting

If you’re reading this, and have read my blog in the past, you’re seeing my new look. I just got a make-over, and I have to thank Jose… my webmaster, hero, and all-around great guy. For perhaps a year now, he’s been encouraging me to refresh Wine-Blog’s look; not because there was anything intrinsically wrong [...]

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Have a Great 4th of July Weekend

Date: Sat, Jul 3, 2010 Wine Tasting

Be safe, enjoy great food and wine, family and friends… This image came from watching New York City’s fireworks last year on television, and realizing I could take photographs. Enjoy! addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wine-blog.org%2Findex.php%2F2010%2F07%2F03%2Fhave-a-great-4th-of-july-weekend%2F'; addthis_title = 'Have+a+Great+4th+of+July+Weekend'; addthis_pub = '';

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I never wanted to go to jail, but was okay with it this one time…

Date: Fri, Jul 2, 2010 Wine Tasting

While traveling to Portugal on wine business… A day in the life of a wine publicist. Trading in drinking bars for prison bars… Who knew? Even the chairs are made of iron… Such punishment. Red table cloth… All the way. A historical piece talks of days when the prison was in full swing. A waiter server is there to reassure you [...]

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