My good friend, Dan Goderis, better known as the Iowa Wino, contacted me a couple of months ago to do a talk radio show. I was excited to do it but then when the show was to air, I wasn’t available. We finally were able to put the show together yesterday. Wouldn’t you know it, Dan called and said his computer shut down and he was having a hard time rebooting it. 😉 Ain’t technology grand?
I waited and waited – listening to that interesting music (well, maybe not so interesting LOL) and finally Dan was able to get his computer to work. I wish I could have seen him behind the scenes… 😉
This is what he said on his blog page. “All I can say is that old groundhog better never show his face around me. Right before we are going live for this weeks BlogTalk Radio show my internet and power glitch turned this relatively calm individual into 2 year old tantrum mode. Not only would nothing boot up quickly but it appeared it wanted to mess with me and start loading all sorts of updates. Note to self screaming at the router and laptop does not help nor does threatening to throw it in the foot of snow outside. Yes and while this was going on it was snowing outside and the poor winemaker was on hold thinking “I agreed to do what?” With music clips wiped out and the opening vanished we managed to duct tape the show together and had a fun little time. Thanks Cindy for being such a sport.
I invite you to listen and learn more about me…here’s the link CellarCast with Passaggio Wines
Check out the new page on the Passaggio Wines blog – Follow Your Passion. I have moved the Follow Your Passion blog from blogger to WordPress.
Check out these wonderful friends of mine…
Alabama vs Notre Dame – what a game!!! Congratulations to Alabama for winning the National Title! Congratulations to coach Saban for another great year.
In a recent interview with coach Saban he was asked “Why do you do what you do? Are you driven to be the best at what you do?” Saban answered “…and you’ve probably heard this sermon, and I’m just paraphrasing here, but if you’re going to be a street sweeper, be the best street sweeper you can be. Sweep the streets like Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel, Like Shakespeare wrote literature. Let them put a sign up right here that says “the best street sweeper in the world lives right here.” And if you can do that, you do the best there is in life, knowing you did your best to be the best you could be, no matter what you choose to do. That’s why. Because there’s no better feeling than knowing you did the best you could be. I don’t care if it’s what you do, what I do, what the street sweeper does. It really doesn’t matter. It’s not all about results.”
wow…enough said right there…
I love opening a bottle of Passaggio Wines knowing that it’s the best wine I could have made that year….that I did everything I could to bring the best wine from those grapes to the table for you to enjoy. The joy in knowing that I did the best I could do makes it all worth it when I pop the cork and pour a glass to enjoy. I am a wine maker. I love what I do…it’s all about doing what you love and following your passion.
What’s Your Passion
2012 has come and gone! Passaggio Wines is even more excited about 2013 than this time last year. Passaggio Wines dedicates 2013 as the year of raising awareness for the Artisan Winemaker. Those who are looking for exceptional, hard to find wines, can find them here without any doubt! Passaggio Wines brings to you wines made with passion and designed for enjoyment with friends and food…a true Artisan Wine!.
Help me to get the word out – it’s 2013…by virtue of the fact you are reading this, you have begun this exploration and discovery already. Let’s spread the word…and let’s spend our wants, our time and our dollars to support the Artisan Winemakers…search out those unique, hard to find gems that make you slow down and truly enjoy that glass of wine .
Make 2013 the year for sharing some great wine and awesome food with wonderful friends…
Happy New Year
The “Thin Blue Line” represents the officers who stand between an ordered society and potential chaos. The officers put their lives on the line each and everyday to protect our towns and cities. Passaggio Wines proudly unveils the UNMARKED label paying homage to my law enforcement days.
This label celebrates the selfless work of men and women who have dedicated their lives to the service of law enforcement. Now, eight years after I left my law enforcement career, it humbles me and makes me very proud to give back to those men and women who still hold a special place in my heart.
When you buy the Passaggio UNMARKED 2011 Pinot Noir, 5% of sales will go to my local law enforcement charity, The 100 Club of Contra Costa County. This charity helps families of fallen officers. Follow your passion and help me make a difference in the lives of these families.
We waited with antipication…we did all our quirky routines…and it seemed that Mother Nature was on our side for harvest 2012. The fruit that came in the winery was exceptional. The fermentations smelled awesome and tasted wonderful. This was truly a stellar year for vineyard owners, vineyard managers, and wine makers.
Someone asked me on twitter if this was the harvest of the century. I would have to say “yes…this is the harvest of the century.” I predict you will be tasting some stellar wines from this harvest.
Passaggio Wines will be adding to its line up this year so keep an eye out for the following wines: Unoaked Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. You can join the Passaggio Passionistas Wine Club and have these wines shipped to you throughout the year.
Click on the photo for the Passaggio Harvest 2012 video…enjoy
I need your help to receive 250 eligibility votes for a $250,000 grant from Chase Bank. Just click on the photo. Sign in…type in Passaggio Wines – Sonoma, California and cast your vote… It’s that simple…
This is my mission. My business is my passion. I launched Passaggio Wines in 2008 following my 15 year law enforcement career. I moved to California to follow my passion to pursue a life making quality, food-friendly wines. I left Virginia in 2004 and launched Passaggio Wines with my 2007 vintage. Passaggio’s flagship wine is a unoaked Chardonnay. I love to bring great wines, awesome food, and wonderful friends together. Sharing is all part of the Passaggio story.
Passaggio’s success was built on it’s loyal customers and friends made along this wonderful journey. I have had the chance to meet some of the greatest people during this pilgrimage. They have made my success.
Passaggio Wines unique quality is created from passion. Built on a shoestring budget, I was able to launch my dream. The unoaked Chardonnay’s of today are getting great press and I am proud to have been on the cutting edge.