A Farmers Market for wine!

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Here we are, jumping in to the holiday season with a bang.  Twice a year, the San Francisco Vintner’s Market, allows you to wander around the halls of Fort Mason, taste delicious wines, and carry them home with you. On November 17-18, Harvest Hoopla will commence in San Francisco, where you can try it and – read full article –

Carnival of Spirits

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Fall is here! Reluctantly crouched at the starting line. To borrow a line from CAKE, I am reluctantly embracing Fall.  Somehow summer passed us by and didn’t even wave hello. But here we are, at the end of September.  Luckily, I have a few events to keep me busy and distracted from the cold, foggy – read full article –

Dream Big

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This week marks my 9th Dreamforce, the annual user conference for Salesforce.com.  As one of the largest (ok maybe the largest) CRM tool – at it’s core SFDC provides the basic building blocks of a CRM tool.  Of course, now, 15 years later, it’s so much more than that.  This week promises to be a bit – read full article –

The View from the Top

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I’ve often said that relationships will get you farther than anything in this world.  Whether that is a romantic relationship, a business relationship or a platonic relationship, it is that connection and interaction that forms the road to future endeavors. Recently, at the Wine Bloggers Conference, three winery representatives formed a panel to discuss the – read full article –

California Wine Month at the Ferry Plaza

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It’s almost time for another great event here in San Francisco!  On September 22nd, raise a glass to California Wine Month at the Ferry Plaza in San Francisco. Cities across the state are popping corks to celebrate California Wine Month, an annual tradition.  September is an ideal time to visit wine country, with harvest under way. – read full article –

Inman Family Winery turns ten!

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I have been fortunate enough to know Inman Fammily Wines, and by extension winemaker Kathleen Inman, and her husband Simon, for several years now.  Growing from a small industrial warehouse near the Santa Rosa, CA airport, to the current winery on Olivet Lane, Inman focuses on Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay grown from the – read full article –

Youngberg Hill Winery

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Driving up to the inn & winery, past the rolling hills south of McMinnville, through the farmlands, you feel like you are on top of the world.  Turning in to the driveway of the winery, and you realize why the current owners, Wayne Bailey and family choose to purchase this particular spot. in 2003, the – read full article –

The dirt on Willamette Valley terroir

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With all of this wine tasting all over the Willamette Valley that I did before, during, and after the Wine Bloggers Conference, I thought we should visit the different AVAs as well as the soil types.  Since the combination of these two plus a little magic creates a terroir, it is important to note what – read full article –

Where the wind blows Winderlea…

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On top of the rolling hills of the Dundee AVA in Oregon, Winderlea Vineyard and Winery sits on top of the world.  Looking out at the rolling vineyards below, through  the glass wall of the tasting room overlooking the estate vineyards, I felt like I was sitting in the vines. Named for the original property and it’s – read full article –

We interrupt this train of thought…

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I’m still catching up and formulating my thoughts about the Wine Bloggers Conference, but as I do so, I thought I’d share with you another conference that I’m excited about.  Ok actually two conferences! First, in November, I will be attending the Second Annual Wine Tourism Conference, here on my home turf of Santa Rosa. – read full article –