I recently was asked about the difference between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. I knew that Cabernet Franc, along with Sauvignon Blanc, was the parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. I also knew that both grapes play a key role in Red Bordeaux blends. But I wanted to learn more. So I did a little research, and I would like to share with you what I learned. [Read more…]
The holidays are here! It’s time to treat ourselves to delicious tastes. How about some wine, chocolate and fudge?!! YUM!!!
When chocolate and fudge are already YUMMY, can they be even YUMMIER when paired with the right wines? YES! [Read more…]
Facebook fan pages and other social media platforms are all about making connections. If you’re a business person, you’re most likely using social media marketing to elevate your brand, while also creating community.
So when my friend Lee Lonitz, CEO of Design ForSite, decided to lead some Facebook business workshops, he wanted to make sure the experience was a social one. He partnered with Ed Fike, CEO of Hobee’s Restaurant, and me, an independent wine consultant with WineShop At Home, to host “Wine, Dine and Facebook” events throughout 2010. We held our fourth event in early November at the Hobee’s Restaurant in Sunnyvale, CA. [Read more…]
On November 5, I was a sponsoring vendor at The Indulgence Lounge, an evening of “unrelenting value, style, and beauty.” What an evening. Don Thomas, the CEO of Growth 1 Concierge, was the mastermind of this event, which featured a beautiful fashion show directed by Charleston Pierce, an exciting live auction benefiting Airline Ambassadors International, great vendors, delectable food, and wonderful people. [Read more…]
In honor of the holidays, I’m devoting this blog post to what I consider to be some of the best gift ideas for wine lovers. They’re all from WineShop At Home, the Napa winery for which I’m an independent wine consultant. [Read more…]