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|Comment||Dear Paul, thank you so much for your quick response. Just to fill you in - I am President of our local branch of Red Cross and we celebrate our 100yr anniversary next year, as does Australian Red Cross. Someone kindly donated this port to us and, as Henri Dunant founded Red Cross, we were hoping we could use it to drum up some publicity and raise some money for Red Cross. It sounds like our best bet would be to have a super raffle - perhaps try and get some other wines donated - and see how we go. I, too, would like to just sit quietly and sip it with friends and family - winter's coming up - perfect. Oh, well! Thanks again for your advice. Regards, Patricia.|
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Wines of the world, wine a food matching, wine and food service questions. I currently teach Wine courses at Napa Valley College, am an international wine judge, written many articles for publication, and have been a guest speaker at way too many wine conferences to remember. 25 years in the business. With Liz Thach and Janeen Olsen, I authored the definitive book on wine marketing: Wine Marketing & Sales, Strategies for a Saturated Market by The Wine Appreciation Guild, which won the Gourmand International Award in 2008 for the best wine book for professionals! With Rick Kushman of Capital Public Radio, I host a radio show and podcast called Bottletalk at rickandpaulwine.com, where I answer questions about wine and food on the air.
30 years in the business.
Society of Wine Educators, Academy of Wine Communications, American Wine Society
Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine, Fine Wine Journal, les Amis du Vin Journal, Society of Wine Educators Journal, and more.
I have taught at Napa Valley College for the last twenty years.
Awards and Honors
Spanish National Wine Fair: A lifetime dedicated to wine award. Espaderino della Castelania di Soave in Italy.
Wineries include Caymus, Wente, Parducci, Shannon Ridge, Paul Dolan Wines, Vigilance, and others. Wine regions include the Union des Grand Crus de Borcdeaux, Union des Grands Crus de St. Emilion, Consorzio di Chianti CLassico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Consorzio di Franciacorta, Rioja Alavesa, and others.