SAG Awards Afterglow

I'm still pinching myself. There is something unworldly about seeing the who's who of movies and television all drinking Dry Creek Vineyard wines. Think about it. Kate Hudson, Sandra Bullock, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon... Even icons like Sophia Loren and Betty White (who by the way was this year's Lifetime Achievement winner) were all sipping and swirling away as they enjoyed the show. I was there too—on the fringes where the plebians sit. But I was close enough to make the following observations: 1) These people do not have body fat. 2) Meryl Streep is gorgeous. 3) Quentin Tarantino is an unusual looking individual but he does seem to like red wine. Most of my time was spent at the wine bars. But, I really lucked out when I had several television interviews including one that was live on TNT. I have no idea how I looked or sounded, but you can imagine my pride as I strolled the red carpet holding up my 6 liter bottle of SAG Awards Cuvée for the whole world to see!

It's been quite a run really. In an industry where relationships come and go and small wineries struggle to get any kind of exposure at all, the fact that we've been the official wines of the SAG Awards for 10 years is no small feat. It's a relationship that I cherish and one that we're committed to preserving. But like most things in marketing it's a hard thing to quantify. Do any of these people actually go out and buy our wines after tasting them at the show? Do they remember us fondly as they're stocking their cellars or planning their kid's wedding? I have no idea. What I do know is that it's a tremendous honor to be part of such an extraordinary gathering of some of the top people in the entertainment industry. And for that, I'm grateful.

Besides, it doesn't hurt to dream that the next time George Clooney goes to his favorite restaurant, he'll exclaim, “what, no Dry Creek?!” 

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JimCaudill Author Profile Page said:
January 27, 2010 5:40 PM

George is just as likely to say "Where's Kim, that girl can dance...."

These things are great fun, and one of my best memories at the Golden Globes (we were sponsoring a 'Green Globes' hospitality sideshow)was when my wife Char came across Chris Rock and Julia Dreyfus after the show, and asked for a photo. He said sure and started preening. My face got red as she said, "no, I don't want your picture, I want you to take a picture of my husband and I on the red carpet here." He cracked up, and we have a great photo, courtesy of Chris & Julia.

Congrats on a great run, and here's to continued good success.

Kim (aka Wilma) Author Profile Page said:
January 28, 2010 6:24 PM

Oh don't I wish! It's great to hear from you Jim. Thanks for sharing a comment. Do you have a blog too?

John Markley Author Profile Page said:
January 29, 2010 2:35 PM


Congrats on another successful year at the SAGs. I was able to catch some of the show and many times saw the Dry Creek bottles on the tables. The camera operators did a good job! Kym and I ordered a couple of the 1.5L of the SAG Cuvee and can't wait to try it on the 13th at the upcoming Valentine's Dinner Club. We are once again celebrating our anniversary at our favorite home away from home. See you in a couple of weeks. John & Kym
PS, is there a way to get a copy of the TNT interview you did?

CHUCK JOHNSON Author Profile Page said:
January 31, 2010 4:26 PM


You look absolutely stunning! I'm glad to hear you had a such great time. The event sounded like so much fun! I wish I was there hobnobbing with the celebrities! I hope you're able to get lots of exposure from the event. I would also like to get a copy (or see the video) of that interview you did with TNT!

Kim (aka Wilma) Author Profile Page said:
January 31, 2010 6:12 PM

Thanks Chuck, I'm hoping to get a copy of all the clips soon.

Heidi Author Profile Page said:
February 11, 2010 12:55 PM

I love you blog!!! you did look stunning!!! thank you for letting me be apart of your SAG night once again this year!!!!

CHUCK JOHNSON Author Profile Page said:
February 14, 2010 9:11 PM


I agree! Kim has a great blog! Kim looked beautiful didn't she! I'm curious, how did you come about being apart of the SAG awards?

Kim (aka Wilma) Author Profile Page said:
February 17, 2010 11:05 PM

I met Heidi a year ago when she did my daughter's hair/make up for the 2009 show. Heidi's awesome, she can make anyone look like a movie star!

Six Figure MLM said:
March 19, 2010 6:19 PM

Crazy, isn't it? The lifestyles celebrities live. At the same time I've thought many time how challenging it must be to not have any privacy and always have people and photographers everywhere... always in your face. Guess it's one of things where you can't have your cake and eat it too. I think I would rather have riches and skip the fame part,

Kim (aka Wilma) Author Profile Page said:
March 22, 2010 10:39 PM

You are so right Six Figure. Imagine never being able to empty your mailbox in sweats or run to the grocery store looking less than perfect. No sirree...fame is not a lifestyle for me. (But I sure would like them all to drink Dry Creek!)

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