Archive for Interviews

Crossover Career Opportunities in the Wine Industry

We’ve known Andrea Jacoby for several years—from her time as a tasting room associate to a tasting room manager and now as a WSET 3-certified wine rep for Handcrafted Wines & Spirits. We’ve watched her relish each step of her professional journey and wanted to share her path to illustrate the mobility available within the wine industry.

7 Questions for a Master Wine Marketer

Interview with Ian Consoli, Director of Marketing, Tablas Creek Vineyard Photo by Jeanine Madson Photography What started as a film short has turned into a full-length feature for Ian Consoli, Tablas Creek Vineyard’s director of marketing. It all started when Ian decided to move back to his hometown of Paso Robles for a quick reset […]

Interview with Cyril Penn, Wine Business Monthly’s Editor in Chief

Cyril Penn has followed the U.S. wine industry as editor of Wine Business Monthly for nearly two decades. In that time, Wine Business Monthly has emerged as the leading provider of information to the wine industry in North America.

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Interview with Deborah Parker Wong: Renowned Wine Writer, Speaker, Educator, and Judge

As global wine editor for the SOMM Journal and The Tasting Panel magazines, she has been writing about the beverage alcohol industry for these and other outlets since 2004. Most recently, she was the national editor for the Slow Food Slow Wine Guide 202. Parker Wong teaches as an adjunct professor in the wine studies departments at Santa Rosa Junior College and Cabrillo College and owns a WSET school. Her motto is: To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach.

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Capiche Conversations: Interview with “Recovering Attorney” Kevin Breck, Owner of North Bar Cellars

When Kevin Breck picked up a book called “The Game of Wine” in the 1990s, he had no idea it would change the course of his life—nor that he would have to wait a quarter-century to fulfill his dream of becoming a winemaker. After 25 years of working as an attorney, Kevin was ready to realize that vision. He completed the Southern Oregon Wine Institute (SOWI) viticulture and enology program and worked harvests in both Southern Oregon and Spain before founding North Bar Cellars in 2017.

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Capiche Conversations: Interview with Traute Moore, Co-Owner of South Stage Cellars

In 1939, seven-year-old Traute Moore fled to St. Louis from her hometown of Vienna, Austria, with her mother following the Anschluss. Before her father was able to join them, Hitler banned travel by boat. Five years later, they were reunited, and Traute’s life was to become marked by a series of happy coincidences that would lead to her and her husband, retired physician Don Moore, embarking on a viticultural adventure at Quail Run Vineyards.

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Capiche Conversations: Interview with Chad Day, Owner/Manager, RoxyAnn Winery

When you hear “historical destination winery in Medford,” RoxyAnn Winery probably comes to mind immediately. With 11 spots on the National Register of Historic Places and a farming heritage dating back four generations, RoxyAnn Winery’s stunning grounds carry a fascinating history that makes an unbeatable backdrop for wine-tasting, weddings, and their Wine + Music Series.

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Capiche Conversations: Interview with Tim Hanni, Master of Wine (MW), Part 2

This continues our fascinating conversation with Tim Hanni, MW, a dear friend and collaborator of Capiche. See Part 1 if you missed the first segment.

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Capiche Conversations: Interview with Tim Hanni, Master of Wine (MW), Part 1

America’s first Master of Wine and one of fewer than 500 in the world, Tim Hanni has collected epithets ranging from the wine anti-snob (The Wall Street Journal) to the Swami of Umami (memorialized by Pug Ostling, who awarded Tim the official Swami of Umami t-shirt in 1990) to flavor maven (Oregon Wine Press) to the King of Digressions (self-applied 😉) over his five-decade career in the wine industry.

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Capiche Conversations: Interview with Whitman Parker, Publisher of Southern Oregon Wine Scene and Jacksonville Review

When Whitman Parker and his wife, Jo, moved from Denver to Jacksonville, Oregon, they harnessed their backgrounds in real estate to embark on new career trajectories. Whit purchased the Jacksonville Review, and Jo set up WillowCreek Gifts in downtown historic Jacksonville.

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