Archive for the ‘Wine’ Category

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Robert Pepi + Steve Kreps = Collaboration Made in Heaven by Angels

[PHOTO: Robert Pepi] Let’s start with nonpareil Robert Pepi and bring in (also) his nonpareil partner Steve Kreps. Robert Pepi and Steve Kreps Friends + Different Wine Interests Intersect Creation of Two Angels & Samuel Charles Wines When friends work together in Napa Valley, like winemaker Bob Pepi (Eponymous Wines) and wine salesman Steve Kreps […]

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When I think of Extraordinary Wine Careers, I think of the affable Kerry Damskey

Kerry Damskey, of Terroirs, Inc. [PHOTO: property of Damskey, Inc. All rights reserved.] Indiana Jones of Wine… Making Gold from Dust! I personally love adventure. I love travel. I love being brave to the point of fearlessness; even sometimes in what I love writing. This is evidenced by my first wine-blog dare: Everyone Has a […]

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Open Letter to the Wine Producers of the World

My musing again; and, this is mostly directed at USA’s wine industry leaders… I was just reminded, by my friend and colleague Dr. Michael Apstein (Boston Globe), about the weight of wine bottles these days. And this isn’t new news. It’s been going on for years and it’s an American thing. Competition makes companies think […]

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Robert (Bob) Pepi: Series Devoted to Decades in Wine

SIGNIFICANT ROOTS Reshaping one’s life is very empowering. Travel does it to us. As you know, America is such a melting pot, and having that opportunity to visit one’s native DNA land is very special. [Native Americans were the first people to migrate here, crossing the Bering Strait as early as 30,000 years ago.] So, […]

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Wine Business Monthly’s September Issue ~ How companies grow their business online

[PHOTO: Purchased. All rights reserved.] I was shocked, as I looked at the number comparisons between how small companies and mid-to-large wine companies participate, with their online promotions. I didn’t anticipate the disparities. It’s in the September 2021 issue, of Wine Business Monthly’s “technology & business” section. I’ve made my passion and living by advocating […]

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Mathis Wine ~ Sonoma Valley Lineup

Big picture, for some big wines; not over the top wines, just big in flavor, style, and design. MATHIS WINES   Wines submitted for review Sonoma Valley Grenache 2017, Mathis Vineyard – field blend ($32.00)  Sonoma Valley Überblend 2017, Mathis Vineyard – Petite Sirah dominant red blend ($35.00) Sonoma Valley Rosé de Grenache 2020, Mathis […]

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Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Vina Concha t Toro

[PHOTO: Jo Diaz, all rights reserved] This is the sixth wine, and last in this series about Sustainable Chilean Wines, but definitely not the least. In fact, this one is the most recognizable to me… Intro – Chilean Wines that Collectively Underline Chile’s Historic Commitments. Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viña Maquis Gran Reserva Chilean Wine […]

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Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viu Manent

[PHOTO: Jo Diaz, all rights reserved] The fifth in a series about Sustainable Chilean Wines… Intro – Chilean Wines that Collectively Underline Chile’s Historic Commitments. Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viña Maquis Gran Reserva Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viña Koyle Family Vineyards Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viña Tarapacá Viñedos Emiliana Coyam Now – Viu Manent   […]

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Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viñedos Emiliana Coyam

[PHOTO: Jo Diaz, all rights reserved] Intro – Chilean Wines that Collectively Underline Chile’s Historic Commitments. Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viña Maquis Gran Reserva Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viña Koyle Family Vineyards Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viña Tarapacá Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viñedos Emiliana Coyam   Sustainability Efforts ~ Wines of Chile Sustainable 365 The […]

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Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viña Tarapacá

[PHOTO: Jo Diaz] The fourth in a series about Sustainable Chilean Wines… Intro – Chilean Wines that Collectively Underline Chile’s Historic Commitments. Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viña Maquis Gran Reserva Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viña Koyle Family Vineyards Now – Chilean Wine Lineup ~ Viña Tarapacá I’m in a process of learning… So welcome, especially […]