A Passion for the Vine featured in NORTH BAY MAGAZINE

Vintage Asimov

The New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov has had some serious, “larger than life” competition in the family genes with his Newsday wunderkind father Stanley, and uncle Isaac Asimov, the brilliant and prolific science/science fiction writer. So, when he … Continue reading

Passionate Women of the Vine

Originally published in Kalon Magazine for Women, November 2012. The world of wine is scant on women in executive roles. In producing wine documen­tary films, it is incumbent upon my daughter, who orchestrates these tasks for our business, to find equal … Continue reading

The Rocking Wines of Journey and Whitesnake

Of course as a Novatoan I know Jonathan Cain http://www.jonathancain.com of rock band Journey fame, who lived here for many years, but I didn’t know about his detailed knowledge of wine, nor of his passion for the vine, and of … Continue reading

Super Bowl Vintner

He is from here, (Northern CA) and I am from there, (suburban Philadelphia) but for many years he has lived there and I have lived here.There he is a rock-star-status Super Bowl coach, here he is a Napa County wine … Continue reading

The Policy of Carmen Policy

I think the best and the brightest in most careers are those that have worked so extremely hard at their craft that they make it look easy. I also think they have achieved the greatest accomplishment of all, being comfortable … Continue reading