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...
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...
Robert (Bob) Pepi: Series Devoted to Decades in Wine, Including Roots with Steve Kreps

Robert (Bob) Pepi: Series Devoted to Decades in Wine, Including Roots with Steve Kreps

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...