Exploring Portuguese History and Portugal’s Alentejo’s White Wines – Part 2

Exploring Portuguese History and Portugal’s Alentejo’s White Wines – Part 2

Here come the holidays, and it’s when we think about wine a lot, for so many festivities, all jammed in at the end of the year. This isn’t my first story about Portuguese wines lately. I’m still exploring wines from the Alentejo region, because of...
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...
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...
Foppiano: Before, During, After, and Today ~ Mastering the World of Wine

Foppiano: Before, During, After, and Today ~ Mastering the World of Wine

She said, “If anyone can write about Foppiano Vineyards, Jo, you can.” This was said to me by my friend Lorraine Raguseo, who’s now part of their team through Quintessential Wines. And, she’s right. At this point in time, besides the family, I...