Examples wine industry work
As winemaker and viticulturist for Rosa d'Oro Vineyards and Prima Materia, we were at the forefront of planting and crafting wines from Italian cultivars and receiving 90+ point reviews for them. My work also included establishing wholesale, complete packaging and print redesign, website building, and media representation.
My wine side project based on French and Portuguese cultivars has been recognized for innovative packaging as well as receiving 90 point reviews.
Below is the powerpoint for an intermediate 3.5 hour wine sensory seminar that I conduct regularly. We cover many aspects from human biology and viticulture to pairing strategies, basic chemistry and critical tasting skills. Many of these principles are part of my wine service training.
I speak regularly at the yearly American Wine Society Conferences.
My last seminar was on the History of Italian Grapes on American Soil.
In this Wines and Vines article I was asked about packaging and marketing decisions for small
wineries and my collaborative design work with Kerri Green Design.