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Two New Wine Consultants join My Wine Helper

I’d like to welcome on board two new talented sales consultants to the My Wine Helper team: Dannetta Sevek and Katie Fulton. These two will be helping me to expand the Phoenix and Scottsdale markets for our self distributing Arizona winery clients. That also means lots of new exciting venues for wine tasting events and [...]

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Join us for New Wine Classes & Dinners at Classic Cooking Academy in Scottsdale

Well the new year has started off good for wine lovers. I’m pleased to announce that I will begin teaching wine classes on Thursday nights at Classic Cooking Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona. The classes will consist of a wine appreciation 101 class the first Thursday of each month, followed by Regional studies and Varietal Comparison [...]

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My Wine Helper Assists Two Pioneering Sonoita Wineries!!

As luck would have it My Wine Helper gets the opportunity to assist two great wineries in Sonoita: Sonoita Vineyards and Winery and Callaghan Vineyards. I’ve known Kent Callaghan for over a decade and have always admired his wines so when I got a text that he was interested in having me help him I [...]

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Arizona Winery Profile: Flying Leap Vineyards

My Wine Helper has been hired by Flying Leap Vineyards to assist them in sales including e-commerce sales and self distribution. This winery is the new kid on the block with the release of their first two wines, the 2011 Grenache and 2011 Graciano. These two wines were crafted by Arizona’s own Kent Callaghan of [...]

Industry News, Staff Blogs

Local Wine and Food Career Opportunity

Hello Everyone: Since I started MyWineHelper, it has become quite apparent that a formal workforce development program would benefit local wine and food producers and create some great new career opportunities for Arizona residents. To deliver that desired outcome, I have formed an alliance with the Artisan Food Guild, a local food advocacy group, to [...]

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Arizona Welcomes Trione Wines of Sonoma, California

It is with great pleasure that I announce Trione Winery has arrived in Arizona. My wine meetup tasting panel, Blue Tooth Wine Society, Thought these were all solid wines. I will be setting up some events for Trione winery so please join us to taste them and decide for yourself. You can read our panels [...]

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Oregon Wine Trip Recap

My wife Linda and I recently had a great visit to Oregon wine country.  Of course this trip was purely for research purposes.  When your in the wine business and in wine country, it is never strictly a vacation. On this visit we went to Hood River which is out towards the Columbia Gorge area. [...]

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Oregon Pinot, I love thee!

Soon I’ll be heading out to Oregon to expand my knowledge of Oregon wines and bring back a case of one of my favorite varieties, Pinot Noir.  I enjoy Pinot Noir that display a silky texture.  I don’t like Pinot Noir that are so full bodied and ripe that you loose the finesse of the [...]

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Sonoma’s Trione Winery Review

Recently a dozen of my wine Blue Tooth Wine Society Meetup group members sampled and reviewed the lineup from the relatively new winery out of Sonoma, California, Trione Vineyards and Winery.  The Trione family are one of the largest growers in Sonoma and are now making wine under their family’s name.  We sampled 6 of [...]

Staff Blogs, Wine Reviews

Terroir Does It Make A Difference?

What’s in a name, Terroir Many people have written about the concept of Terroir. The basic premise of which is originally French, but an idea that has been adopted around the world. It is an idea that special characteristics that the geography, geology and climate of a certain place bestow upon particular produce such as [...]

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