HALL Rutherford’s Appellation Exploration

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Keith and Kimberly welcome back Rob McGuire

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HALL Rutherford’s Appellation Exploration

Whether you are seeking a private wine tasting for two or an elegant Napa Valley wine dinner for 300 of your closest friends, we offer a world of stunning possibilities that are guaranteed to be memorable experiences. Scroll Down to view the complete list of HALL Experiences.

To explore all of our private experience options please contact our Private Experience Managers: 

St. Helena Experiences: Myriah Mutrux
707.286.7184  |  mmutrux@hallwines.com
Rutherford Experiences: Laura Garrow
707.286.7150  |  lgarrow@hallwines.com

Bergfeld: Peterson’s Loft Rutherford Patio
Bergfeld: Founder’s Cellar Chandelier Room
The Great Lawn
The Farm
The Olive Grove
The Flower Garden
The Mezzanine
Workshop + Dining Garden
Gallery 401 (Tasting Room)
Library + Mayacama/Vaca Salons
Gallery of all the new St. Helena Experiences St. Helena Gallery










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Listen Now: “LIVE”

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We are LIVE on the AIR 11:05 Mtn. Time !!!ListenLiveButton

Join us Live Today… January 17,  2015

Our Guests Today…

Brian Rosen / Rosen Retail Method

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Mick Schroeter, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards (Wine Judge)

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 (San Francisco, Calif., January 13, 2015)  After receiving 6,417 entries from more than 28 states, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, recognized as the largest competition of American wines in the world and presented by BevMo!, has once again successfully narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few.  The 2015 Sweepstake Awards, known as the best of the best in the competition, saw winners hailing from California, Ohio and New York.

2015 Sweepstake Award winners are: 

Sparkling Sweepstake

Gloria Ferrer – 2010 Blanc De Blancs, Carneros, $42.00 

 White Sweepstake (tie)

ZD Wines – 2013 Chardonnay, California $38.00

Dr. Konstantin Frank- 2013 Riesling, Semi Dry,  Finger Lakes, New York $14.99

 Pink Sweepstake

Robert Hall Winery – 2014 Rose de Robles, Paso Robles, $14.00

 Red Sweepstake (tie)

Sonoma -Cutrer – 2012 Pinot Noir, Founders Reserve, Russian River Valley $65.00

Pezzi King – 2102 Estate Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Row 14 Reserve, $50.00

 Dessert Sweepstake

Debonne Vineyards – 2013 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine, Grand River Valley, Ohio $29.99

Label Sweepstake

Inizi – 2012 Charbono, Calistoga, $32.00

Click here for much more info on the San Fransico Wine Competition

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Hall Wines

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Keith and Kimberly Welcome Rob McGuire / Wine Educator for HALL Rutherford

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HALL Rutherford’s Appellation ExplorationHALL_Wines_logo

Join us for an unparalleled opportunity experiencing the quality and diversity of Napa Valley’s distinct appellations. This one-of-a-kind wine tasting of some of our most limited-production wines showcases the impact of terroir, climate and elevation.  Everything other than appellation is constant – the vintage, winemaking team, winemaking approach, technology in the vineyard and cellar.  The only variable to experience is the appellation.  All wines are paired with seasonal food prepared by acclaimed chefs and include a private tour through the acclaimed 100-point Sacrashe vineyard.

With a portfolio of great wines from thirteen of the sixteen Napa Valley appellations, HALL is uniquely positioned to offer this experience to guests ranging from novice wine drinkers to experts and critics. This is an extremely limited offering and available by appointment only. Click here > for directions (PDF)

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We Have a Dream

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Keith and Kimberly Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christianbeliefs.Martin-Luther-King-Jr-Keep-

He was born Michael King but his father, Martin Luther King, Sr., changed his name in honor of the German reformer Martin Luther. A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia (the Albany Movement), in 1962, and organized nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama, that attracted national attention following television news coverage of the brutal police response. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. There, he established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.

On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. In 1965, he and the SCLC helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches and the following year, he took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing. In the final years of his life, King expanded his focus to include poverty and speak against the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled “Beyond Vietnam”.

In 1968, King was planning a national occupation of Washington, D.C., to be called the Poor People’s Campaign, when he was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. His death was followed by riots in many U.S. cities. Allegations that James Earl Ray, the man convicted of killing King, had been framed or acted in concert with government agents persisted for decades after the shooting.

King was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a holiday in numerous cities and states beginning in 1971, and as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986. Hundreds of streets in the U.S. have been renamed in his honor. In addition, a county was rededicated in his honor. A memorial statue on the National Mall was opened to the public in 2011.



Honest Hard Work

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For the first decade of my professional career, I kept my damn mouth shut.

Seriously, go and Google it. You won’t find a single piece of content from me that pre-dates WLTV.

So what the hell was I doing?

I was working. It stuns me that people keep asking about how to start a personal brand; how to be a “YouTube personality” without having a clear understanding of what comes before that, which is actually knowing something about something. It’s this notion that is so prevalent right now, which is that you can just come out of nowhere and build your brand through various tactics. To position yourself as an expert is difficult, but most people aren’t asking the first important question, which is: expert in what? What do you want to provide people with? What are you great at? What do you love? What is your legacy going to be (because legacy is always above currency)?

People argue on this with me. Some say “Look at football coaches”, and what they mean by that is: coaches aren’t football players. You don’t have to be a great player to be a great coach. And to that I say: seriously? Have you looked at every football coach? Ignoring the fact that they are entirely different skill sets (because that’s another whole conversation), there is no football coach that comes out of nowhere at twenty-three and wins Super Bowls.

So this new quick hack of using social media and modern tech to build up your brand isn’t enough. It just isn’t. There is no substitute for honest hard work. You have to earn the privilege of building a “personal brand”, and the only way to do that is to actually execute.

Now, if you’ve met all those requirements above, if you’re really a business badass and your legacy is strong, here are some tips I have for getting your brand out there:

  1. decide if you’re ready to put yourself out there
  2. Use email marketing to it’s full advantage
  3. make video content (the right way)
  4. In fact, create as much content as possible
  5. never automate
  6. keep scaling your content
  7. hustle

Yep, it’s a lot. But you’re gonna have to get used to that. Once you become a brand, the work never stops. And if you truly love your legacy and respect it, it’ll be the best decision you ever make.

Thanks for reading! If you found it useful, please scroll down and click the “recommend” button. It would mean so much to me.

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Wine and Methods

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 Keith and Kimberly welcome Brian and Michael

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Rosen Retail Method rosen retail

Brian Rosen: 30 years of experience in the alcohol space. We are prepared for any situation and will make sure you see a greater SKU velocity, GM% increase and get your brands off the shelves and sold. Stack them high is not plausible for 94% of retailers. Please visit www.briandrosen.com


Pine Ridge Vineyards

Michael Beaulac / Winemaker at Pine Ridge Vineyards, invites you to our newly-renovated tasting room located in the heart of Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District pine ridgeon the famous Silverado Trail. Named by Food & Wine Magazine as one of the “75 Best Wineries to Visit in California,” Pine Ridge Vineyards offers an array of wine tasting experiences for every palate. Please visit www.PineRidgeVineyards.com


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Wine Life Radio Interview

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Telluride Inside and Out !

Susan Viebrock is Telluride Inside and Out’s founder and editor-in-chief, the visionary on the team, in charge of content, concept and development. For 19+ years, Susan has covered Telluride’s cultural economy, which includes non-profits and special events. Much of her writing features high-profile individuals in the arts, entertainment, business, and politics. She is a former Citibank executive specializing in strategic planning and new business development, and a certified Yoga instructor.

To learn more, listen to my interview with Keith Miller and Kimberly Faye.

Wine Life Radio

Grapes can be persnickety. Wine Life Radio is not. The show is plainspoken and deeply knowledgeable with the wit to cut through the goobledygook to the truth about all things wine. Wine Life Radio has grown to become the trusted source for broad media exposure for wine experts world-wide, recognized around the globe as the foremost broadcast media in wine buying.

Wine Life Radio is live weekly on RealTalk760 iHeart Radio and daily on iTunes, TuneIn Network and it’s Internet Radio following. Guests include winemakers, winery owners, local wine buyers, wine association representatives, industry representatives, local and national chefs, industry writers and critics, restaurateurs and many more. Between broadcast and the Internet, Wine Life Radio reaches on average 100,000 listeners weekly.

And Wine Life Radio is coming to town and will cover the 33rd annual Telluride Wine Festival, Thursday, June 26 – Sunday, June 29, a weekend of wine (and other popular beverages), food, talks, cooking demonstrations, and camaraderie.

Wine Life Radio is Keith Miller, host, with 30 years of experience in the wine industry. He started Wine Life Radio because he felt there was a need for clear insights and a no-nonsense approach to informing and education the wine consumer.

Co-host Kimberly Faye has over 20 years experience in sales and marketing and is often featured on TV and radio and in print media. She is also the author of “Memoir of a Broken Brain.” As a sommelier, “Be intentional about creating memorable moments” is one of Faye’s guiding principles. Her latest quest: finding the perfect picnic!