Deborah Grossman writes about people and places that craft unique food and beverage. She depicts dining experiences at the global table and shares insight on industry trends. From Santiago to Sicily, Germany to the Jura, Mendocino to Margaret River, Deborah finds the behind-the-scenes stories of winemakers, distillers and chefs with tempting perspectives on their beverage culture and culinary heritage. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she contributes to national publications such as Drink Me Magazine, Palate Press, Bonfort’s Wine & Spirits Journal, Wine Enthusiast and the National Culinary Review.
Coffee and wine have much in common. Their aroma, flavors, and level of intensity—mellow to strong—draw people to pour a cup or glass. Finding pleasure in both coffee and winemaking influenced Scott Burr to launch his 100% Kona-grown Carta Coffee Merchants.