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  • Mirassou Wine

    11 posts, 7 voices, 1221 views, started Sep 18, 2008

    Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2008 by Heather Mirassou

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      *Mirassou, my family has been making wine for over 150 yrs. I worked for the winery since I was thirteen until age thirty-six. I started as a gopher, spent many years in accounting and eventually became Controller.  

      The last five years my father was alive, I traveled the country and represented our winery, sold wine, hosted wine dinners and did TV and radio.  This was perhaps the biggest gift of all because I was able to crawl out of my shell and show the reflection of my heritage and my first and finest Passion...

      My son Trevor wants to someday do the same. It brings tears of joy to my heart to know that he too wants to continue the Tradition.

      The name Mirassou means, “A reflection of Oneself” and “Mirror to You“.  Perhaps this is why I called my Bath & Body business “Reflections“.  It is also why I became who I am today...

      I am delighted to see “Fabulously 40 & Beyond” has a Wine Group.

      With a Smile,
      Heather Mirassou
      6th Generation
      America’s Oldest Winmaking Family



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          L. Denise Jackson wrote Sep 18, 2008
        • Heather...all I can say is your family’s whole line is absolutely delicious but the Pinot Noir was the first wine that captured my heart.  Thank you!

          The Sipping Sommelier



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          Heather Mirassou wrote Sep 18, 2008
        • Pinot Noir is my favorite.  My great,great,great grandfather was the first to bring Pinot Noir grapevines to California from France.  He kept the vines alive by putting the vines in Potatoes, it was a six month journey around the Cape.

          Thank you so much for your kind words.

          Heather Mirassou



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          Ritzimiranda wrote Sep 28, 2008
        • Ladies

          I recently decided that I want to enter the wine industry.  Over the past several years, I’ve only enjoyed good wine.  This summer after visiting Sonoma (I’m from NY) I’ve discovered that I have a true passion for the business.  I want to learn, become educated w/in the industry.  I have been doing a lot of research, on how I can become a sommelier.  

          Any words of advice on where I can go internet, subscriptions, etc. to become more educated? What should be the first thing I do to get started? Where is the best place to gain the experience, to learn.  I’ve never wanted anything more badly.

          Maritza



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          L. Denise Jackson wrote Sep 28, 2008
        • Hello Maritza,  

          I would love to help you.  It is not a quick process and there are several programs...but the international recognized program is not easy or economical and it is a man-ruled.  I don’t want you to be misguided in that.  There are great strides accoomplished by women in the industry to get you where you want to be.  Where you have looked thus far?  I don’t want to duplicate your information.  What made you want to pursue the wonderful world of wine?

          The Sipping Sommelier



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          Ritzimiranda wrote Sep 28, 2008
        • Thank you for responding happy  

          About ten yrs ago, I acquired a taste for wine.  I love entertaining (always have), so I’m always cooking something up, pairing foods w/the right wine. And that’s how it started.  Throughout the years, my pallet has changed, my interests peaked... this summer I had the privilege to visit Sonoma... omg I felt I’d died and gone to heaven.  I would one day like to have my own tasting room, lord willing.  I went online to google training to be a sommelier, and realized I cant take any classes unless I have a few years of experience in the industry. And here I am, I haven’t quite mapped out how but I was thinking of going to a local wine shop to solicit work, or maybe a cooking school to volunteer.

          Any suggestions/recommendations from you I would so greatly appreciate.

          I might be going to DC for a training class in November, would participate in any functions you may be holding, etc.

          Maritza



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          Cat Valentine wrote Oct 6, 2008
        • I’ve always loved a good Cabarnet, but recently after shopping in Sweden, where us Norwegians shop for our ‘spirits’ because of the high taxes in Norway, I saw this beautiful blue bottle shaped like a ‘cat‘! I had to buy it...it’s called ‘Happy Cat‘, and is a Mosel Riesling Kabinett from Germany. Not only do I have a new great wine, I also have a new vase for my flowers!



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          L. Denise Jackson wrote Oct 7, 2008
        • Maritza, if there is not something in your area, let people know what your dream is and people will help you along your journey.  A wine store is good (one with tastings is better) and you can take classes and work there at the same time.  Sommelier classes are not short overall or inexpensive.

          Let me know when you are coming to Washington, DC.

          The Sipping Sommelier



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          Gina Venturini wrote Oct 7, 2008
        • Hi Heather,

          Can you purchase your wines at a local store like Bev Mo? I live in Southern CA and I love Pinot Noirs. I would like to try it since You and The Sipping Sommelier highly reccomend it.

          Creatively yours,

          Gina Venturini



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          Gina Venturini wrote Oct 11, 2008
        • Hi Heather,

          I found a bottle of your Pinot Noirs. It’s very tasty, smooth, and light. The way I like my Pinots. I’m enjoying a glass right now.



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          AnneMarie Kimberling wrote Nov 6, 2008
        • I love Mirassou wines!  The Reisling was the first that I tried - and I must admit, I bought it because of the gorgeous cobalt blue bottle (which I don’t think you use any longer).  But I was so impressed with it after tasting it...  I love the Pinot Noir...  Thank you for sharing a bit about your company...



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