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The Color of Wine Presents: Dr. Dawna Darjean Jones

The Color of Wine Presents: Dr. Dawna Darjean Jones

Update: 2017-10-25
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As a Louisiana native, the love of good food and drink is coded in Dr. Dawna Darjean Jones’ DNA. It is as much a part of her winemaking journey as her early experiences in Napa Valley as a plant pathologist working on diseases of wine grapes. Experiencing Napa Valley first as a research scientist helped to formulate her deep respect and appreciation for vineyards and the abundant wealth of grape varieties sown on those diverse soils. Although Dr. Jones’ focus in the early years was on the plant diseases that affected wine grapes, she later developed a new kinship with winemaking. This adventure in winemaking was born of her personal quest for true “joie de vivre,” joy of living!  Following employment with the United States government as first a plant bacteriologist and later a national security analyst, Dawna sourced grapes for her first vintage, a Napa Valley Merlot, in 2010. Darjean Jones Wines is the culmination of an enduring affair with wine, fermentation science and the microbes responsible for the magic. Darjean Jones award winning wines are spirited, adventurous and possess a charisma that will seduce wine lovers of all kinds. It is a small family owned winery specializing in boutique wines from California’s most acclaimed growing regions. The objective at Darjean Jones is to produce wine that imbibes the essence of the quintessential California vintage with a uniqueness of character only achieved through artisanal winemaking.  Darjean Jones wines are produced in small lots with epic intention…“joie de vivre,” joy of living! The support and fearless encouragement of her husband, Dr. Chauncey Jones, completes her circle. The Jones’ travel to Napa, California often to nurture their current wine vintages, but make their primary home in Houston, Texas with their two children Chase and Ava. The best odysseys in life involve seemingly purposeful wandering to a most unexpected and glorious destination. At some point, if we are lucky, we allow our moments in life to merge equaling the entirety of who we are. Dr. Dawna Darjean Jones is a proud alum of the University of California Davis (Ph.D., 2004) and Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (B.S., 1997). For More Information: www.darjeanjoneswines Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @darjeanjoneswines Damien Escobar: http://dameesco.com/ Bordeaux, France: http://ca.france.fr/en/discover/bordeaux
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In this episode we had the pleasure of speaking with Paula Harrell of P. Harrell Wines.  We talked about: Party Planning at 12 Years Old Ah Ha Moments Advice for budding and existing Entrepreneurs Self-Care And so much more……….. Paula's Bio  Paula J. Harrell is a San Francisco native and founder of P. Harrell Wines. She has had a long standing career in Real Estate & Mortgage Finance, as well as many years of civic endeavors with film and special events, but she has always had a special passion for wine. After years of engaging with the wine culture as a hobby, she finally started her own private label in November 2015. The daughter of an immigrant mother from Panama and an American father, P. Harrell Wines is a tribute to her family’s entrepreneurial legacy and dedication to community, friendship, and cultural heritage. Paula’s parents raised her and her 4 siblings, built a series of thriving residential care facilities in San Francisco and in homage, Paula has named her first two wines after residences and properties of her family’s in San Francisco that hold special meaning to her. The Last Five Sips: If money were no object, what bottle of wine would you splurge on? Chateaunef-de-Pape Who would you love to share a bottle with, living or deceased? Dad What are some of the things you do or read to keep up to speed on what is happening in the wine industry? Visit Wineries, Keven Zraly – Windows on the World Wine Course, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Food and Wine Magazine and Bon Appetite What advice would you give you your 22 year old self? Focus on your interest and learn how to say “No” more. When you finish your day and sit down with your favorite glass of wine, what is on your music playlist? Big Band, Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova, Parisian Music, Salsa For more information: Website: http://pharrellwines.com/ Instagram, Facebook and Twitter - @pharrellwines Resources: https://winefolly.com/review/about-chateauneuf-du-pape-wine/ https://www.theprisonerwinecompany.com/ https://nickelandnickel.com/ https://www.opusonewinery.com/ https://www.anticanapavalley.com/   Restaurants where can you find Paula’s Wine: Chop Bar Oakland Rustic-chic gastropub offering all-day American comfort fare & cocktails, plus beer & wine on tap. Oeste Oakland Daytime eats, multi-cultural dinner plates & drinks in chic, comfortable digs (& soon, a roof deck). Lungomare Oakland Modern Italian hot spot featuring a brick oven, cocktail bar, daytime cafe & ocean views. Agave Uptown Oakland Upscale Oaxacan-Californian cuisine offered in a chic, cozy space with culturally inspired accents. Two Jack Nik’s San Francisco Seafood & Southern comfort food served since 1977 in an easygoing space with open-mike nights. SouthEnd Venice, CA Vinos by the glass paired with specialty pizza, charcuterie & other nibbles at this snug wine bar. The Battery, Private Membership Club https://www.thebatterysf.com/
The Color of Wine Presents: Jameelah Lewis of Uncorked DC and Uncorked Maryland
In this eleventh episode of our fourth season we had the pleasure of speaking with Jameelah Lewis of Uncorked DC and Uncorked Maryland! In our conversation we talked about: Not Sure = Pinot Noir Life Balance Mediation Martini’s So much more! Jameelah’s Bio: Affectionately dubbed the “The Wine Lady” by her students, Jameelah Lewis, is a known and trusted wine enthusiast and educator. She obtained her Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level III certification from Capital Wine School in Washington, DC. She is a proud alumna of The City College of New York where she obtained her BA in Jewish Studies and Political Science and will complete her PhD in Law and Public Policy in December of 2018. In 2014, she launched Fruit of the Vine, LLC (FOTV) taking hundreds of wine novices and veterans on the journey of wine knowledge and appreciation. Jameelah envisions a world in which everyone has the confidence to explore, ask questions, and find the joy in challenging themselves in selecting wine. Dedicated to sharing her love and knowledge of wine, she loves moments when she can guide someone to fall in love with a different grape they would have not ever considered before.  Jameelah’s spirited students shout her mantras, “Be kind to your wine”, and “Not sure…Pinot Noir” with vigor at FOTV’s sold out events. Fruit of the Vine began as an all-inclusive wine tasting experience and excitement is brewing, as her dream becomes a reality, with the opening of the wine bar in DC in 2019. The Last Five Sips: If money were no object, what bottle of wine would you splurge on and why? Sir Churchill by Pol Roger Who would you love to share a bottle with, living or deceased? Oprah, Barack and Michelle Obama, Nelson Mandela and Maya Angelou What are some of the things you do or read to keep up to speed on what is happening in the wine industry? Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Washington Post, NY Times What advice would you give you your 22 year old self? Drink More Wine, Work on Balance When you finish your day and sit down with your favorite glass of wine, what is on your music playlist? No Music, Silence or Miles Davis and Nina Simone How you can connect with Jameelah on Social Media: Website: https://uncorkeddc.com Facebook: @fotv Instagram: @the_wine_lady and @uncorked_dc Twitter: @thewinelady1   Resource Links: http://www.wsetglobal https://www2.cuny.edu http://mcbridesisters.com https://winefolly.com/review/guide-to-oregon-pinot-noir/ http://www.milesdavis.com/ http://www.ninasimone.com/ https://www.polroger.com/en/champagnes http://www.societyofwineeducators.org/
The Color of Wine Presents: Jason Candelario of NakedWines.com and Voces Cellars
In this tenth episode of our fourth season we had the pleasure of speaking with Jason Candelario of NakedWines.com! In our conversation we talked about: Growing up in Napa Valley Learning from Dad Working in the Vineyard Being a “Wine Guru” So much more! Jason’s Bio I was born and raised in Napa, California, a child of immigrant parents, who were brought to the US as teenagers. My Father, Fernando, started in the wine industry in his early 20's at Robert Mondavi and my Mother, Margarita, worked as house maid at Medwood in St. Helena. All of my relatives work in the wine industry from working in the vineyard to bottling the finished product. I started working in the wine industry at age 15 working along-side my dad at T-Vine and worked harvest at Trinchero while studying at Napa Valley College. While attending Napa Valley College, I was student in the wine/viticulture program. I started at nakedwines.com in 2013 and worked my way up from customer service to wine guru (wine education and product quality control).  At nakedwines.com I work with winemakers on brand management and quality control as well as product information. I am also a part of my dad's brand, Voces, and I work closely with him on tasks ranging from wine making to branding and packing. The Last Five Sips: If money were no object, what bottle of wine would you splurge on? Any Bottle! Cash-In! Who would you love to share a bottle with, living or deceased? Vicente Fernandez What are some of the things you do or read to keep up to speed on what is happening in the wine industry? Talk to the Vineyard and Field workers at the surrounding wineries and vineyards. What advice would you give you your 22 year old self? Nothing, Leave it as it is. Life Happens. When you finish your day and sit down with your favorite glass of wine, what is on your music playlist? One glass of wine and a few beers! Vicente Fernandez How you can connect with Jason on Social Media: Website: https://us.nakedwines.com// Facebook: nakedwines.com and vocescellars and jasoncandelario Instagram: @candelario_jason and @nakedwinesdotcom and @vocescellars Resource Links: www.napavalley.edu www.napavalley.com www.vocescellars.com http://trincheronapavalley.com https://www.tvinewinery.com/ https://www.robertmondaviwinery.com/ http://www.vicentefernandez.mx/en/biography/ **Naked Wines Promo Link: https://us.nakedwines.com//invite/sukari
The Color of Wine Presents: Larissa Dubose, Founder of The Lotus and The Vines
In this eighth episode of our fourth season we had the pleasure of speaking with Larissa Dubose of The Lotus and The Vines! In our conversation we talked about: Pound The Pinot (#PTP) and The No Dump Crew (#NDC) Wine Is My Passport™ Unlocking the Nose Members Mark Champagne from Sam’s Club Wine Clue Wednesday So much more! Larissa’s Bio: Larissa C Dubose, CSW is a market-savvy Sales Manager with more than eight years of experience in the Wine & Spirits Industry. Larissa has held several roles; from On-Premise Sales Representative, Patrón Portfolio Manager with Maryland-based wine & spirits distributor Reliable Churchill, to managing the wine distribution and sales as the Southeast Regional Manager of Napa Valley-based winery, The Hess Collection. Larissa is currently the Georgia On-Premise Manager for JUSTIN & Landmark Wineries, where she manages the sales and distribution goals for the state. With a mission of "Redefining the Culture: Bridging the Gap between the Wine Novice and the Wine Connoisseur," The Lotus & The Vines creates a seat at the worldwide wine table for “New Age” wine drinkers, beginners, and intermediates. As your Wine Best Friends, TLTV shows that wine is more than a glass with your entree, but can unlock power moves and take you around the world in just minutes. Larissa's Awards & Certifications: Completed the Introductory Sommelier Course through the Court of Master Sommeliers Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 2 with Distinction Certified Specialist of Wine Certification, Society of Wine Educators The Last Five Sips: If money were no object, what bottle of wine would you splurge on and why? Vintage Champagne Who would you love to share a bottle with, living or deceased? Mom What are some of the things you do or read to keep up to speed on what is happening in the wine industry? winebusiness.com What advice would you give you your 22 year old self? Get in the wine industry earlier When you finish your day and sit down with your favorite glass of wine, what is on your music playlist? Robert Glasper, Alina Baraz, Mint Condition, 90’s R&B How you can connect with Sarah on Social Media: Website: www.thelotusandthevines.com Facebook: @thelotusandthevines Instagram: @lotusvinewine Resource Links: http://www.nicolas-feuillatte.com/world/en/ https://www.samsclub.com/sams/member-s-mark-cm-champagne-750ml/prod21392611.ip?xid=plp_product_1_13 http://replicawine.com/ https://www.winebusiness.com/ http://www.robertglasper.com/ http://www.alinabaraz.com/ http://mintconditionmusic.com/ https://www.wsetglobal.com/ http://www.courtofmastersommeliers.org/ http://www.societyofwineeducators.org/
The Color of Wine Presents: Glenn Murray, Founder of Wine Crawl USA
In this seventh episode of our fourth season we had the pleasure of speaking with Glenn Murray, Founder of Wine Crawl! In our conversation we talked about: Communion Knowing your Ministry Distribution So much more! Glenn’s Bio Glenn Murray has leveraged all he learned in corporate America and is using it to fuel his entrepreneurial endeavors He is the founder of 220 Communications, a growing company with divisions in marketing, publishing, music and" social awareness" and Wine Crawl USA . Murray has held strategic positions in the top U.S. companies including General Electric, Leo Burnett, Sears, Discover and Master Card in the payments arena. He has developed created and managed major payments programs in credit prepaid campus and payroll cards His desire to become an entrepreneur and apply what he had learned as a marketing professional in the corporate world led him to create 220 Communications, started strictly as an events company it grew to include divisions in book publishing, experiential marketing, consulting and music distribution. Wine Crawl is private wine tour in select cities that includes trips to popular wine bars, wineries and restaurants. Originating as a one-time event, it proved so popular that the Crawl expanded to spring summer and fall crawls and from Chicago to other cities including an annual “destination crawl” to Napa Valley. The crawls now combine gourmet food, fine wine and other guilty pleasures along the journey. Wine Crawls are regularly held in Chicago, Atlanta, Napa, other cities and even include a destination trip to Rome in the near future. How The Idea Began: While traveling to Napa in 2012 for a wine country tour we stumbled upon what we thought was a great idea. "How does one provide the same wine tour experience in a big city setting?" While Chicago may not share the Napa Valley landscape (or the great year round weather) one thing Chicago does have is a host of great food and wine venues. That is the focus of "The Crawl". Think an upscale wine and food crawl for foodies and wine lovers as well as those wanting to learn more about food and wine. Combining that with chartered transportation, giving attendees a full day of visits to popular restaurants sampling menu items and wine pairings. Not just the "name" locations are visited. "We search the neighborhoods for the hidden gems, the ethnic foods that the city is known for and much more. We wanted to "disrupt" the idea of a crawl from being a drunken excursion down the street to a more appealing casual, Saturday afternoon gourmet food and wine tour." Growth: The Crawl has been successful with events held every quarter since March 2013, we see people celebrating birthdays, romantic weekends, or just "out of towners" looking for a fun excursion. Private Crawls for Every Occasion: A few years ago, the company began adding custom private crawls for corporate and special group events. If you are interested in having us create a custom wine crawl for your group, please send an email to groups@wine-crawl.com with your name, location, target date, and a few details about your group and size. We will respond promptly. The Last Five Sips: If money were no object, what bottle of wine would you splurge on and why? – I would hire a Wine Broker to find the most expensive bottle of vintage Champagne. Who would you love to share a bottle with, living or deceased? Wine - Barak Obama Spirits – Lenny Kravitz and Bono What are some of the things you do or read to keep up to speed on what is happening in the wine industry? Wine Spectator, Love and Vines, Cuisine Noir and Google Searches What advice would you give you your 22 year old self? Leave that girl alone! Save more, Patience, Plan more for the long term When you finish your day and sit down with your favorite glass of wine, what is on your music playlist? Sade, 90’s R&B, Hip Hop (in the car) How you can connect with Glenn on Social Media: Website: https://wine-crawl.com/ Facebook: @winecrawl-privatewinetour Instagram: @winecrawlusa Twitter: @winecraw Email: glenn@wine-crawl.com Resource Links: https://www.darioush.com/our-wine?tab=duel http://www.chandon.com/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Chandon_Brand_Core&utm_term=%2Bchandon&utm_content=Chandon_Brand_Core_Broad&gclid=CKnDjNXw3twCFVMNgQodxjoOuQ&gclsrc=ds https://maisonnoirwines.com/wines#/other-peoples-pinot-noir/ https://www.winespectator.com/ http://www.cuisinenoirmag.com/
The Color of Wine Presents: Martin Reyes MW of Peter Paul Wines - Part 2
In the sixth episode of our fourth season we had the pleasure of speaking with Martin Reyes MW of Peter Paul Wines! In our conversation we talked about: The journey to becoming an MW (Master of Wine) Being the First! Purchasing Behavior in the Retail Space Diversity and Inclusion So much more! Martin’s Bio: A first-generation American, Martin is the first Master of Wine of Mexican descent and one of only 47 MWs in the country. With a 16-year career as a respected buyer, importer, and educator, he has held influential roles in many sectors of the industry. Martin’s wine story began with an over-indulgent Parisian dinner as a Stanford undergrad and, by 2003, he was stocking shelves at K&L. In 2011, Martin became the principal buyer for an importer operating prominent wine club programs including The New York Times and Williams-Sonoma. His importing team was profiled in The Tasting Panel Magazine, and he was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s Top Forty under Forty Tastemakers in 2015. Today, Martin continues to work across the full supply chain, from winery management and production (Peter Paul Wines), to consulting for a range of businesses including luxury Napa Valley brands (Vice Versa Wines, Spottswoode Estate), importers (Copa Fine Imports) and software companies (Vivino.com). More recently, he launched Reyes Selections, a small East Coast-based portfolio of imported wines culled from his past travels. Martin also holds a Diploma in Wine & Spirits and is a Certified Wine Educator.  In his free time, he attempts to become fluent in a fifth language and raises his daughter trilingually, together with his wife in Vallejo, CA. The Last Five Sips: If money were no object, what bottle of wine would you splurge on and why? 1965 Krohn Port Who would you love to share a bottle with, living or deceased? Thomas Jefferson What are some of the things you do or read to keep up to speed on what is happening in the wine industry? TASTE! Master Classes, Miningers, Trade Tastings What advice would you give you your 22 year old self? Start with Wine now! Buy all of the Screaming Eagle you can! When you finish your day and sit down with your favorite glass of wine, what is on your music playlist? Spotify, Discovery Weekly playlist How you can connect with Martin online and on Social Media: Website: https://www.peterpaulwines.com/about Instagram: @reyeswine.mw Resource Links: https://www.mastersofwine.org/en/meet-the-masters/profile/index.cfm/id/61b6a043-5e4b-e211-a20600155d6d822c http://krohn.pt/our-port-wines/classic-vintage-port/ https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/wine https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international https://www.wsetglobal.com/ https://www.cawg.org/ http://www.viceversawine.com/people
The Color of Wine Presents: Martin Reyes MW of Peter Paul Wines - Part 1
In the fifth episode of our fourth season we had the pleasure of speaking with Martin Reyes MW of Peter Paul Wines! In our conversation we talked about: The journey to becoming an MW (Master of Wine) Being the First! Purchasing Behavior in the Retail Space Diversity and Inclusion So much more! Martin’s Bio: A first-generation American, Martin is the first Master of Wine of Mexican descent and one of only 47 MWs in the country. With a 16-year career as a respected buyer, importer, and educator, he has held influential roles in many sectors of the industry. Martin’s wine story began with an over-indulgent Parisian dinner as a Stanford undergrad and, by 2003, he was stocking shelves at K&L. In 2011, Martin became the principal buyer for an importer operating prominent wine club programs including The New York Times and Williams-Sonoma. His importing team was profiled in The Tasting Panel Magazine, and he was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s Top Forty under Forty Tastemakers in 2015. Today, Martin continues to work across the full supply chain, from winery management and production (Peter Paul Wines), to consulting for a range of businesses including luxury Napa Valley brands (Vice Versa Wines, Spottswoode Estate), importers (Copa Fine Imports) and software companies (Vivino.com). More recently, he launched Reyes Selections, a small East Coast-based portfolio of imported wines culled from his past travels. Martin also holds a Diploma in Wine & Spirits and is a Certified Wine Educator.  In his free time, he attempts to become fluent in a fifth language and raises his daughter trilingually, together with his wife in Vallejo, CA. The Last Five Sips: If money were no object, what bottle of wine would you splurge on and why? 1965 Krohn Port Who would you love to share a bottle with, living or deceased? Thomas Jefferson What are some of the things you do or read to keep up to speed on what is happening in the wine industry? TASTE! Master Classes, Miningers, Trade Tastings What advice would you give you your 22 year old self? Start with Wine now! Buy all of the Screaming Eagle you can! When you finish your day and sit down with your favorite glass of wine, what is on your music playlist? Spotify, Discovery Weekly playlist How you can connect with Martin online and on Social Media: Website: https://www.peterpaulwines.com/about Instagram: @reyeswine.mw Resource Links: https://www.mastersofwine.org/en/meet-the-masters/profile/index.cfm/id/61b6a043-5e4b-e211-a20600155d6d822c http://krohn.pt/our-port-wines/classic-vintage-port/ https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/wine https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international https://www.wsetglobal.com/ https://www.cawg.org/ http://www.viceversawine.com/people
The Color of Wine Presents: Chrishon Lampley of LCS Entertainment LLC and Love Cork Screw Wines
In this fourth episode of our fourth season we had the pleasure of speaking with Chrishon Lampley founder of LCS Entertainment LLC and Love Cork Screw Wines! In our conversation we talked about: Never Giving Up Paying it forward through mentoring Supporting Local Vineyards So much more! Chrishon’s Bio: As seen on CNBC’s “The Job Interview,” Chrishon Lampley is a negociant, wine enthusiast and founder of LCS Entertainment, LLC that features Love Cork Screw wines. Love Cork Screw is a lifestyle brand that launched six varietals in the fourth quarter of 2013. Since its inception, the LCS brand has acquired over 50 locations including, Mariano's, Whole Foods and other Chicago land area stores, restaurants and bars. This rapid expansion is attributed to Lampley’s 14 years’ of experience in the industry, which has given her leverage to develop a keen awareness of what people enjoy and what the market is missing. As a holistic brand, three wine-scented candles were added to the portfolio in 2014 available now at Target locations, including three bonus scented candles. Lampley leverages her platform to mentor young women and budding entrepreneurs who can benefit from her lessons and her success. She gives her time and resources greatly to nonprofit organizations through sponsorship and speaking engagements. Lampley has mentored youth through Urban Broadcast Media, Chicago Sky and Polished Pebbles to encourage Chicago’s youth. She is a member and supporter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. LCS Entertainment, LLC is a licensed wholesaler and importer, a certified Minority Business Enterprise and a Women Business Enterprise. The Last Five Sips: If money were no object, what bottle of wine would you splurge on and why? – The most expensive bottle of Chianti available Who would you love to share a bottle with, living or deceased? Sade What are some of the things you do or read to keep up to speed on what is happening in the wine industry? Tasting, Social Media, Sommeliers, Restaurants – Touch, Feel and Go What advice would you give you your 22 year old self? Stop Overthinking – Don’t take it personal – It will work out When you finish your day and sit down with your favorite glass of wine, what is on your music playlist? Old School Hip Hop, Common, Tribe Called Quest, Robert Glasper, 90’s R&B How you can connect with Chrishon on Social Media: Website: http://lovecorkscrew.com/ Facebook: @lovecorkscrew, @chrishonlampley, and @lcstheloveseat Instagram: @lovecorkscrew Twitter: @lovecorkscrew and @lcscandles Resource Links: https://winefolly.com/review/chianti-wine-tuscany/ https://www.michiganwines.com/ https://illinoiswine.com/ https://www.winespectator.com/glossary/index/word/Negociant
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The Color of Wine Presents: Dr. Dawna Darjean Jones

The Color of Wine Presents: Dr. Dawna Darjean Jones