Discovering Portuguese History, and Portugal’s Esporão Group Wines, Part 1

Discovering Portuguese History, and Portugal’s Esporão Group Wines, Part 1

Why discovering Portuguese history, and some wines from Portugal’s Esporão Group, helps to put wine into an overall perspective. Culture plays an enormous role in what the flavors of wine become. Yes, we can grab a bottle of wine and just throw it back, but...
Three Sheets to the Wind ~ Creative Way to Orchestrate a Lasting Memory for Clients

Three Sheets to the Wind ~ Creative Way to Orchestrate a Lasting Memory for Clients

Okay, maybe it might only take these two sheets, and not three sheets to the wind; but, the lasting impression is still going to be made and linger a long time. I still recall coming up the East River in New York Harbor, with a female sailor and her 60-foot sailing...
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, multi culturalism 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...
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...