Startup: The Backstage Pass

When I was in high school, I was involved in theater. I wasn't the star of the show--I wasn't in the spotlight at all. Instead, I worked as stage manager, making sure everything was in place so my wildly talented friends would shine. This earned me the ironic nickname "Famous Amos" (um, yeah, like the … Continue reading Startup: The Backstage Pass

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NORCAL FIRE RELIEF: A ROUNDUP

The following organizations assisting fire victims are either personally recommended by me or by friends/colleagues here in wine country.

What’s Cooking

At a time when the nation seems to really need a drink, I'll be offering wine. (Hey, we all make an impact in different ways, okay?) The wine will not be not for sale. Instead, you will be able to access the wine by making a donation to your choice of featured charities.

“It’s important to find your lens.” In conversation with writer Cathy Huyghe

In Cavalier Career, we explore the will to do good work. So what kind of work does it take--really--to bring wine to the table?  Consider:. A harvest crew skilled not only at picking fruit, but hunting rabbits. Courage enough to traverse war-torn Syria in a taxicab full of ripening grapes. Nerve to skirt the law, particularly in … Continue reading “It’s important to find your lens.” In conversation with writer Cathy Huyghe