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...

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...

Episode 2 ~ Kerry Damskey Talks About Making Wine in India

From a time of great success, in his 40’s, Kerry Damskey hit his own personal ceiling goals, as a winemaker and then as a consultant. For some, it’s called a mid-life crisis. For others, it’s a time to further bloom, and that what happens next....