Archive for the Tag 'Jose Diaz'

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The Full Moon in Pisces ~ Personified by Sean Thackrey

The Pisces personalities (and today’s full moon in Pisces) are geared toward being compassionate, adaptable, accepting, devoted, and being Imaginative. They’re the bard of the zodiac, the dreamer, the poet, the magician. They love to create illusions, the Wizard behind the curtain… Being the last sign of the Zodiac means that unless they have other […]

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Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen and great wine pairings

When Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen arrived, I wondered how limited the audience could be. Yeah… Not even. If people think that being vegan lacks flavor or excitement, think again. Jose and I have really pared down the foods that we do eat, and he’s come to have even more discipline than I have. […]

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Some common misconceptions about wine blogs + reality checks

The following are some are common misconceptions about wine blogs, and I’m taking it a step further by presenting a reality check to go along with each misconception. This is coming from a seasoned wine pro, who is also blogging. Additionally, I’m very aware of the cadre of wine writers who’ve come before many of […]

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Chenin Blanc Petite Sirah Conference at Clarksburg

chnnblnc-ps.jpg Welcome to the first Chenin Blanc Petite Sirah Conference at Clarksburg, November 14 –15. I’m delighted to say that I didn’t have to create this one. This tells me that Petite Sirah is beginning to stand on its own two legs… Yeah! the people behind this one are the following: Patricia Schneider, Program Chair […]

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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” […]

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Miro Tcholakov of Trentadue Winery Talks Winemaking from the Vineyards

There are two separate segments with this interview between Jose Diaz of Diaz Communications and Miro Tcholakov, the winemaker for Trentadue Winery. Miro makes wine for both Trentadue Winery and also his own brand, Miro Cellars. Miro’s got the dream job… And, he’s one of the winemakers whom I’ve adored for a very long time. […]

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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. […]

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Gustafson Family Vineyards with Winemaker Emmett Reed

Gustafson Family Vineyard has been a favorite on Wine-Blog, because both owner Dan Gustafson and winemaker Emmett Reed have gone out of their way to over deliver. Both articulate gentlemen are very eager to share. Some people are just easy to be around, and that would be Dan and Emmett. There’s never been a time […]

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VIDEO WINEMAKER SERIES ~ Viszlay Vineyard Wines by DC Productions

*Very exciting news for these videos: They’re now also being offered on Appellation America as content. John Viszlay of Viszlay Vineyards talks with Jose Diaz (Diaz Communications), in this video series of winemakers and grape growers, discussing Viszlay Vineyards’ viticultural and winemaking practices. Viszlay is located in Russian River Valley, just south of the town […]

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VIDEO WINEMAKER SERIES ~ Viszlay Vineyard in the Vines 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” process is so rewarding. That’s not my only relationship to John […]