Introducing. . . Into The Grape Unknown!

I was once told, "The best to way learn about wine is to taste wine."  I'm an enthusiastic learner, so to me, that was sage advice. 

Into The Grape Unknown is a new Hot From The Kettle page dedicated to the absorption of viticulture. From wine making, wine discussions, seminars, literature, and most essentially, wine tasting, I plan to soak it all up in an effort to learn the ways of the vine.

Along the way we'll be guided by wine professionals, sommeliers, and a few passionate vino friends with extensive wine cellars. 

The first of these wine professionals we will meet  is Michael "Maui" D'Antuono. 

I first met Michael at the Taste of Madison, sponsored by Gary's Wine & Marketplace.  Michael was charming, well spoken, and well-dressed.  It wasn't long before I found out that Michael, had an alternate persona named Maui - as in Maui's Dog House!

If you've never been to Maui's Dog House in North Wildwood, take a look at this video from  Diners, Drive Ins, & Dives:

For more, visit Into The Grape Unknown.