Archive for the Tag 'Jose Diaz'

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Who is that Global Winemaker Kerry Damskey? ~ Episode 1

Meeting Kerry Damskey, in this quick video series, begins the process of peeling away successful layers of what it takes to become an international, winemaking star, who’s successfully accomplished this particular pursuit. It is a calling, and it’s quite unique, with the people involved being very much adaptable. While using both sides of their brains […]

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When a Wine Lover and Electronic Geek Collide, it’s got to be a Kelvin

As a wine writer, I’m occasionally queried about trying samples of new products that hit the marketplace. This is one of those stories. [Both the Kelvin K2 and and the delicious Barrel Road Red Blend are samples in this story.] It all began in early September: Hi Jo: I’m hoping that I can send you […]

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The Full Moon in Pisces ~ Personified by Sean Thackrey

The Pisces personalities (and today’s full moon in Pisces) are geared toward being compassionate, adaptable, accepting, devoted, and being Imaginative. They’re the bard of the zodiac, the dreamer, the poet, the magician. They love to create illusions, the Wizard behind the curtain… Being the last sign of the Zodiac means that unless they have other […]

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Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen and great wine pairings

When Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen arrived, I wondered how limited the audience could be. Yeah… Not even. If people think that being vegan lacks flavor or excitement, think again. Jose and I have really pared down the foods that we do eat, and he’s come to have even more discipline than I have. […]

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Some common misconceptions about wine blogs + reality checks

The following are some are common misconceptions about wine blogs, and I’m taking it a step further by presenting a reality check to go along with each misconception. This is coming from a seasoned wine pro, who is also blogging. Additionally, I’m very aware of the cadre of wine writers who’ve come before many of […]

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Chenin Blanc Petite Sirah Conference at Clarksburg

chnnblnc-ps.jpg Welcome to the first Chenin Blanc Petite Sirah Conference at Clarksburg, November 14 –15. I’m delighted to say that I didn’t have to create this one. This tells me that Petite Sirah is beginning to stand on its own two legs… Yeah! the people behind this one are the following: Patricia Schneider, Program Chair […]