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

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...
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...