Amy Bess Cook
- Can hedonism save the world? According to businesswoman Katie Hamilton Shaffer, it’s a fine start.
- What makes for ideal size is highly variable. Those with less might learn to work better, while those with more seem to have greater impact.
- Certainly for me — and for many of my winemaking neighbors — a little romance has opened up a lot of possibilities. Embracing uncertainty has allowed me to celebrate unpredictability. Perhaps similarly, growers anticipate the weather each season.
- In the midst of this extensive process, how does a winemaker cultivate appreciation for each stage, which inevitably includes the awkward and unexpected? What can we learn from their art?
- I finally get it — some risks are just worth taking. I now revere pioneers; and the wine industry is an ideal place to witness pioneering efforts.
- We were all lucky — not just to have survived without greater injury or destruction, but to begin recovering so quickly. Could winemaking have taught our community a little something about coping with the unexpected, long before this disaster struck?
- The cost of living in Sonoma is impossibly high. Many of my friends and colleagues, approach this problem by commuting, getting roommates, or beating a hasty path to the altar. My lifestyle solution was to live alone in an RV trailer, beholden to no one.