Archive for the ‘Video’ Category


Beyond Bordeaux – Season 1 – A Travel Series with Host Patrick Cappiello

I’m really pleased that I was asked to consider giving publicity to a new travels series called Beyond Bordeaux. The LCBO Broadcast Production Group‘s series takes us beyond the obvious… the wines. When I had time to review the episodes, I was hooked. Culture, baby. If you want to know a wine region, learn the […]


How a Soil Monolith Is Constructed

How a soil monolith is constructed by Paul Anamosa and his crew from Vineyard Soil Technologies is a very labor intensive job. So much so that Paul isn’t really looking to mass produce these works of art. He prefers the pace that he currently has, which is about one a month. Once the following pictorial […]


Cement Suitcase ~ A Wine Sojourn

Cement Suitcase is a comedy – tragedy about a character named Franklin. He works at a winery in Yakima Valley, and has to deal with life’s blows. It’s an award-winning, independent film about a tasting room manager and his humorous attempts to get control of his life. If you love independent films, and you love […]


What goes into the planting of a vineyard, by Hugh Hamilton of McLaren Vale

What goes into the planting of a vineyard, by Hugh Hamilton of McLaren Vale, is worth our time. The planting of a vineyard is far from as simple as this video (below) makes it look. I got an Email from Hugh Hamilton Wines in the McLaren Vale of South Australia. Don’t we just love how an […]


Viszlay Vineyard in the field with John Viszlay and Jose Diaz

Viszlay Vineyard in the field with John Viszlay and Jose Diaz… Being in the vineyards with a winemaker who loves what he’s doing is always such a pleasure. I’ve got a green thumb and love helping things to grow organically. Sharing that passion with someone else who loves to be part of a “growing things” […]


Steve Hall of Robert Biale Vineyards talks about how great wine begins in a great vineyard

Steve Hall of Robert Biale Vineyards has that very easy, very comfortable way about him; and he uses that accessible trait to describe meticulous details of his craft… Namely: working with vineyard owners being at the mercy of mother nature knowing as much about each vine as he possibly could; from the good of the […]


River Road Family Vineyards and Winery: In a Post Harvest Chardonnay Vineyard with Winemaker Joe Freeman

My partner in all things Jose Diaz and winemaker Joe Freeman of River Road Family Vineyard and Winery explore what happens to a vineyard after all the grapes of that season have been harvested. According to owner Ron Rubin, “”Quality has always been the number one priority for River Road Family Vineyards and Winery, and on […]


Jared Diamond Earth Day, and Wine of the Week ~ 2011 Iron Horse UnOaked Chardonnay

Jared Diamond, Earth Day, and Wine of the Week ~ Iron Horse’s New Chardonnay Releases all began this past weekend… My pick for this week is the 2011 Iron Horse UnOaked Chardonnay. A refreshingly delicious wine, with flavors that bring in ripe pear, baked to perfection in a delicious crisp dessert (sans sugar), this wine […]


Wine Life Highlights ~ Portuguese Wines

I was very fortunate to be hired for a couple of years by Enoforum Wines to advocate for Portuguese wines. Part of my PR job actually took me to Portugal, so I could learn about their culture. Any civilized culture includes their wine history. Portugal’s wine culture took serious root, when the Romans invaded. These […]


In the Vineyards with Ben Sessions of Hanzell

When I first got into the wine business just about two decades ago, my eyes were opened to a whole new world that was so exciting. I remember saying to myself, “Please, don’t ever let me take any of this for granted.” In those first years, I met a very special woman, Jean Arnold Sessions. […]