Deep bows and huge respect to the winners of the 2012 Wine Blog Awards! It was a tremendous honor to be nominated alongside you, and I congratulate you all on your achievements! The 2012 Wine Blog Awards Winners Best Blog… Read More ›
First Post From #WBC12 -or- Portland, Oregon, Here I Come -or- I’ve Got The LOCAL Recommendations For Portland!
#WBC12 is on. The 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference. Portland, Oregon. Strolling through the San Jose Airport, who did I bump into? His Randall Grahm-ness, of course. Like Eliot’s proverbial yellow smoke, the wine bloggers are curling ’round the house …… Read More ›
VERY SPECIAL #CabernetDay tasting at #RidgeVineyards! See all those hashmarks in the post title? That’s social-media speak right there, that is! And what is #CabernetDay? #CabernetDay is a date & time synchronized, WORLDWIDE, human-universal, mojo-interactive, spirit-joyful celebration of this most legendary of varietals; a happening… Read More ›
It’s THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! Meaning, it’s the LAST DAY to vote for your favorite wine blogs in the 2012 Wine Blog Awards! And dig this, we’re nominated in not one but two categories, including the grand high llama of awards,… Read More ›
On The Occasion Of Petrarch’s Birthday, A Petrarchan Sonnet In Honor Of Our Fellow Winery Blog Finalists
We are finalists in the 2012 Wine Blog Awards, in the Best Winery Blog category (We are also nominated for Best Overall, but that’s another post!). Our colleagues Jordan, Kendall-Jackson, Wolf Blass, Tablas Creek, and King Estate are also finalists…. Read More ›
Thoughts On Being A 2012 Wine Blog Awards Finalist, Part I (with apologies to Shunryu Suzuki) – “In Japan we have the phrase ‘shoshin’, which means ‘beginner’s mind.’ The goal of practice is always to keep our beginner’s mind.” “This… Read More ›