Imagining the Unimaginable ~ Association of African American Vintners

Imagining the Unimaginable ~ Association of African American Vintners

When I organized the Association of African American Vintners, multiculturalism in the wine industry began, in 2002. Seeing the positive growth results just happened on April 24, 2022. Please note, my wine blog is (and has always been) my wine journal, for experiences...
Daisy Damskey on “Davis Doesn’t Teach You About Water Buffalo in the Vineyards”

Daisy Damskey on “Davis Doesn’t Teach You About Water Buffalo in the Vineyards”

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Jose Diaz and I’ve been working with the Kerry Damskey family, of Terroirs, Inc. and Palmeri Wines, creating videos in order to succinctly tell up-to-date stories. The following is a perfect trifecta: Kerry Damskey is the winemaking...
Domaine Bousquet, Discovering the Uco Valley and Standing on One’s Head

Domaine Bousquet, Discovering the Uco Valley and Standing on One’s Head

The origin of the Domaine Bousquet family travels back to the city of Carcassonne (karkasɔn), located in the southwest of France. With an elevation of 266–820 feet, roots of civilization run deeply here. With extensive remains of medieval fortifications, see the image...

Wine Country Adapting to a Pandemic and Fires ~ Geyserville says Happy Halloween to That!

The invite to the citizens of Geyserville read: Geyserville.com ~ Feeling Creative? Paint wine barrels for the fall and spring seasons to brighten up Geyserville. Fun for the whole family. And so they came. The barrels have now been placed throughout the town of...

Napa Valley Beyond the Fires, Small Family Farms Are Bureaucratically Being Squeezed Out

In the event you’ve not heard about this grassroots effort, here it is again, as we wonder so much about Napa Valley these days… SAVE THE FAMILY FARMS “Save the Family Farms” is a group of owner-occupied grape growers, who make wine in Napa...