Category Archives: Wine

A Funny Thing Happened in the Tasting Room

In my continuing pursuit to keep my “butt in the seat” and pursue the writing life, I endeavor to take insightful moments and capture them by “writing myself into existence.” Something wonderful happened working in the Archery Summit tasting room … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Taste of Wine – Shape Tasting

A couple of years ago, my wife and I attended a wine blending seminar put on by one of our favorite winemakers, Anna Matzinger of Archery Summit Estates. As Anna was describing the art of wine blending, she commented: “As … Continue reading

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Good Software Never Dies – ALL-IN-1 becomes Enterprise Vault

In 1979, John Churin and I created an enterprise Office Automation product called ALL-IN-1.  I left the full time management of the project in 1986 and then left Digital Equipment Corporation in 1990.  For some 18 years, ALL-IN-1 generated $1 … Continue reading

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A Wine Lover’s Christmas

My loving bride gave me a wonderful Christmas gift – Note Cards with the 12 days of Christmas from a wine lover’s perspective: I particularly liked the first comment “A Pinot in a Pear Tree” as Pinot Noir (especially from … Continue reading

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Making Intangible Assets Tangible

In 2008, Paul D’Antilio, CEO of Future Point Systems called to see if I would be interested in  consulting with his company about visual analytics.  He had recently become the CEO and knew that we’d been successful commercializing a visual analytics … Continue reading

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Too Funny for Words – Redneck Wine Glass

Just in time for the Holidays, we now have Redneck Wine Glasses. How could I possibly have missed such a creative way to drink wine? I loved one of the advertising blurbs: “Break out the hooch and sip in bumpkin … Continue reading

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Burgundy – Visiting the Cradle of Pinot Noir

Several years ago I walked into the office of Skye Hallberg who was the Chief Marketing Officer at Benziger Family Winery and confronted her with the question “Why can’t you folks in California make a Pinot Noir as good as … Continue reading

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Lunch with Allen Shoup

One of the delights of the ZINO Society is brightening up a dreary, rainy January day with a great speaker, great food, and networking at an intimate KEYNotable luncheon.  Twelve of us gathered at the John Howie Steak restaurant in … Continue reading

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Spiral Wine Cellars – The Journey Begins

My wife Jamie shouted down to me in my home office on a lazy Sunday morning “Skip, did you see the Sunday Seattle Times magazine section on the wine cellars?” “Nope. Sure didn’t. Why? Should I have?” I answered. “Take … Continue reading

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Wine Blending and Designing – A Contrast in Seminar Styles

“Hi. I’m Anna Matzinger, the winemaker for Archery Summit Winery. Today we’re holding one of our annual wine blending seminars but I’m going to make it tough for you today. Instead of having wine from three different vineyards to blend, … Continue reading

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