Archive for the Tag 'Juicy Tales bu Jo Diaz'


The Everything Guide to Wine, by Peter Alig

The EVERYTHING Guide to Wine, by Peter Alig. This book is exactly what it calls itself… It’s about everything wine ~ except Petite Sirah, and you know how Petite centric I am. This isn’t a criticism, just an observation, because I’m always looking for authors who know about Petite and take the time to  help […]


When the Internet Actually Works

I just love when it all comes together. Honestly, for the most part, I rag and rag about how Petite Sirah is always misspelled (using the “y” instead of the ‘i”); and, how it’s closely related to Syrah, instead of the distant cousin that pops up a lot; and how it’s not yet a synonym, […]


Why Are Palates So European Centric on the East Coast? Easy…

I believe I may have found an answer, through my 19 years of observations, visiting both parts of the country extensively, and by living on both coasts – each for extended periods of time. Here’s what stuck me as pretty true, as I began to write my assessments of Elliot Essman’s Use Wine to Make […]