Experiencing the Spanish Wine Scholar Program

Experiencing the Spanish Wine Scholar Program

I had the privilege of being invited to a press trip to Jumilla, Spain. I happily accepted and once in Spain, it was love at first sight. (and taste) Jumilla, located southeastern portion of Spain has approximately 22,000 hectares of land under vines. The region is small; with only 39 registered wineries. Thanks to their…

Book Review: Drive Through Paso Robles

Book Review: Drive Through Paso Robles

Drive Through Paso Robles is written by Paul Hodgins, designed by Kathy Lajvardi and created by Naushad Huda. Love Paso? Be sure to read Paul’s other Paso Robles book; Winemakers of Paso Robles. Disclosure: I received this book as media sample. I received no compensation for this review. All opinions are my own. Drive through Paso…

Seriously, Do We Need A Robot in the Wine World?

Seriously, Do We Need A Robot in the Wine World?

Meet George Jetson; His boy Elroy; Daughter Judy…. Jane is wife. Completing the members of the Jetson’s household was their dog Astro and Rosie the Robot. The Jetsons treated her like one of the family, not the older version robot that she was.  The Jetsons was one of my favorite shows growing up. It was wonderful…

Winery Marketing Decisions;  Does the Public Agree?

Winery Marketing Decisions; Does the Public Agree?

While having a conversation with another winery owner, the topic of bottle capsules came up. We questioned the idea of “naked bottles.” (I am not sure if that is the technical term, but that’s what I call bottles without a capsule on it.)  Both of us like the idea of not using them on future…