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Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz · 2d ago

Northern California’s Purple Mountain Majesty After the Fires ~ It’s Epic

This past October was horrific for wine country. Everyone experienced loss and/or trauma in varying degrees. The uncertainly of evacuations, and then returning to whatever future lay ahead… ...
Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz · 6d ago

Ron Rubin Winery Trained for “Saving Lives” Program expands to include all of NORTH COAST

Ron Rubin, of Ron Rubin Winery, had exclusively funded a program for saving lives in only Sonoma County. In collaboration with the American Red Cross and ZOLL Medical Corporation, this progr...
Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz · 1W ago

Earth Day in Wine Country – Safari West Celebrates a Party for the Planet

When parents bring their children to wine country, any parent worth his or her salt will make sure to include something for the kids. This is just common sense. Expecting wine educators to a...
Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz · 1W ago

It is far better to err on the side of empathy, than it is to err on the side of apathy, IMHO

[Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash] The move to expand Ron Rubin Wienry’s External Automated Defibrillator program from Sonoma into other localize appellations, really began to happen as soo...
Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz · 2W ago

2017 EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc from Casa Blanca Valley, Chile

Spring’s here. Lighter fare is beginning to sound really delicious, as are lighter bodied wines. And this 2017 EQ Coastal Sauvignon Blanc from Casa Blanca Valley, Chile is a perfect fit for ...
Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz · 2W ago

SOMMs, Start Your Engines ~ The Booklovers’ Guide to Wine, by Patrick Alexander

The Book Wine Library Section About The Booklovers’ Guide to Wine (An introduction to the History, Mysteries and Literary Pleasures of Drinking Wine), by Patrick Alexander… The entire time I...
Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz · 3W ago

2015 Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem is that Hidden Gem

PREFACE: THE HEART OF THE DEAL ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statements I can’t make up their history Nor am I to try THE SCIENCE OF THE DEAL ~ WINEMAKING THE SOUL OF T...
Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz · 3W ago

Twentieth Annual Vineyard to Vintner in Stags Leap District

I highly recommend this event. Past adventures, for instance. Pine Ridge Vineyards ~ Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintner 2017 Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintner 2017 Magic Cellar Re...
Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz · 3W ago

Wine Enthusiast’s Artful Focus is a Significant Pleasure

SETTING: Waltz, point counter point, having just been in the garden ~ including Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 39, No. 15 INSPIRATION: Wine Enthusiast Magazine query ~ “Introducing Wine Enthusia...
Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz · 1M ago

If you were offered a $1,700 AED for free, would you take it?

It must be noted that in order to receive this $1,700 ZOLL Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) You must be a Sonoma County winery Someone within your company is required to have an Americ...