April 2009 Blog Posts (14)

Dangerous, Safer, & Safest Things To Say

It's too windy and cold today...so bloggin' it is...This is something funny I pulled off the internet ..see there's wine mentioned...haha. Cheers.

Use this handy guide as a discussion tool or simply print it out and give it to your loved one to keep in his or her wallet...

DANGEROUS: What's for dinner?

SAFER: Can I help you with dinner?

SAFEST: Where would you like to go for dinner?

DANGEROUS: Are you wearing THAT?

SAFER: Gee, you… Continue

Added by Judith V. on April 27, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Girl and the Fig Wine and Cheese Afternoon

A great recent wine and cheese pairing at The Girl and The Fig, Sonoma.

~Bellwether Farms soft ripened cow cheese from Sonoma
~Sainte Moure Caprifeuille goat cheese from Paitoo,France
~Vermont Shepard firm sheep cheese, from Putney,Vermont
paired with a
~ '06 Phillippe & Vincent Jaboulet Syrah , vin de pay de Ladrome
~ nuts,apple slices,fig cake, baguette,apricot/fig chutney (girl and the fig brand)


Added by Judith V. on April 27, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hess Art Collection - Napa - a must see!

Find the time to drive up the hill in Napa to the Hess Collection, an art and wine experience to be sure. I wish I could post photos of the art, but no cameras were allowed.

Attached to a 1903 building is three stories of museum quality, air controlled, rooms of the work of Frank Stella, Robert Motherwell, Theodoros Stamos and much more .

What a treat was also seeing abstract sculptures, like ' a gas flaming Underwood typewriter'… Continue

Added by Judith V. on April 27, 2009 at 12:59pm — No Comments

“Must have been in the right place at the wrong time” – a.k.a. Dr. John – or The Wrong Business Approach to Social Sites

I started with FaceBook about a year ago...two months ago I hit the 5000 friends mark (the limit that FaceBook enforces). I guess I must have been doing things correctly because I have had a number of people (approximately 40 FaceBook friends) contact me for advice over the last year.

My first blog entitled “Will They Be Wine-ing Soon?” enticed a technologist to contact me for advice on how to proceed. She has been hired by 3 wineries to “put” them on Facebook (and other social… Continue

Added by Mark T. Norman on April 27, 2009 at 8:25am — No Comments

Commerce Meets Community

Bottlenotes: Crossing Wine Retail with Social Media.

Imagine a single place where you could easily buy wines, talk about them with friends old and new, discover ones that perfectly suit your taste, and then share your discoveries in the form of gifts to others. Welcome to Bottlenotes. Not your run-of-the mill online wine retailer, it's one that provides customers with an entire suite of services devoted to making the buying of wine not… Continue

Added by Nikitas Magel on April 24, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Noto's Winemaker Dinner

Be sure to make a reservation for the Noto's Winemaker Dinner on May 7th!
It'll be a great evening full of wonderful Sicilian 4 course meal presented by Noto's Restaurant paired with Chatom Vineyards' exceptional wines. Limited space available so call today!

price: $65/person
RSVP to Noto's: 209) 728-9077

Added by Rachel Wendt on April 22, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Natural vs. Organic Skin Care

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Natural vs. Organic Skin Care - What Does It Mean?

There is a lot of confusion in the cosmetics industry about organic skincare, natural skincare and the like. Unlike the food industry, regulated by the FDA - cosmetics are NOT regulated. Did you know that if a product has just one organic ingredient in it, it may be called "organic" in the… Continue

Added by Sue Redenbaugh on April 20, 2009 at 7:29am — No Comments

Organic wine & food matching: Quivira "Wine Creek" Zinfandel and cheeses-to-die-for

Randy Caparoso is an award winning wine professional and journalist, living in Denver, Colorado. For a free subscription to Randy's Organic Wine Match of the Day, visit the Denver Wine Examiner… Continue

Added by Randy Caparoso on April 17, 2009 at 5:19pm — No Comments

The Magic Of Montemaggiore

An Interview on the Biodynamics of Dry Creek Valley's Montemaggiore.

Biodynamics. Based in a holistic and largely spiritual world view, it seeks to balance the interrelationship of land with the plants and animals thriving on it as a tightly integrated and self-nourishing system. While a great deal of biodynamic principles remain unexplained and in many cases even questionable, increasingly more grape growers in the wine industry are… Continue

Added by Nikitas Magel on April 15, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

USED OAK BARREL ALERT! Supply can sometimes be short & expensive in the used wine barrel industry!

As a buyer and seller of quality used French and American oak barrels, I am finding 2 things that are evident every time I look for a supply and good price:

1. The supply from large winneries is being bought up by Barrels Unlimited in Fresno ( a large wholesaler). They are warehousing these barrels here in California until they are needed. This makes it difficult for smaller and medium size buyers like myself (The Barrel Broker) to buy barrles when we need them for our customers when… Continue

Added by John Gill on April 9, 2009 at 11:43am — No Comments

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Check this out... It has lots of amazing stuff

Added by Kathleen Wixted on April 8, 2009 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Andrew Jefford, Robert Parker, World of Fine Wine Magazine taste La Pèira Part 2

La Peira: Obriers de la Peira judged best French red by Robert Parker in Values issue 178 WA...More

Added by Rob Dougan on April 5, 2009 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Andrew Jefford, Robert Parker, World of Fine Wine Magazine taste La Pèira

Andrew Jefford, Robert Parker, World of Fine Wine Magazine taste La Pèira...More

Added by Rob Dougan on April 5, 2009 at 11:51am — No Comments

Vine-staker to Winemaker

An Interview with the CEO of Post & Trellis Vineyards & Winemaker of La Honda Winery

A quasi-urban wasteland of industrial warehouses and technology business parks, Redwood City is, without a doubt, among the unlikeliest of locations for a producer of premium California wines. But it was in this very setting that I found myself during a recent visit to La Honda Winery, one of the increasingly numerous of its kind as part of the… Continue

Added by Nikitas Magel on April 4, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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