HdR 1: First wine ever made?
JC: Elderberry wine from a kit.
HdR 2: Do you have a name for your press? If so what is it?
JC: No name for the press.
HdR 3: If you had to choose another region to craft wines in what would it be?
HdR 4: Favorite color?
HdR 6: Cork or screwcaps?
HdR 7: Favorite food/dish?
JC: Anything chocolate. Anything pizza related. Snicker bars and cassoulet.
HdR 8: Favorite grape variety to play around with?
JC: Mourvèdre and Semillon
HdR 9: Activity/Hobby/Pastime other than winemaking?
JC: My kids, exercise and eating.
HdR 10: How many countries have you traveled to?
JC: 22 different stamps in the passport!
HdR 11: What is your favorite beer?
JC: Sierra Nevada
HdR 12: Peanut Butter or Nutella?
JC: Can’t we all get along together, forever?!
HdR 13: What is the most reoccurring dream or nightmare you have during harvest?
JC: Who has time to sleep, let alone dream.
HdR 14: Favorite vintage from your winery?
JC: 2003 and 2005
HdR 15: HdHWhat snack gets you through the day?|
JC: Diet Dr. Pepper, roasted almonds, Snickers and popcorn.
HdR 16: When you take a vacation, where do you go?
JC: Cabo, baby!
HdR 17: What is that one bottle in your cellar that you are most looking forward to drinking one day?
JC: A 1990 Henri Bonneau Cuvee Speciale.
HdR 18: What do you never leave your house without?
JC: My keys and my cell phone.
HdR 19: What was your favorite subject in school?
JC: Physics and lunch.
HdR 20: If you couldn’t make wine anymore, what would you do?
JC: Be a stay at home Dad and let my wife work at a CPA firm.
HdR 21: What is the one thing you wish someone would have told you before you entered the wine industry?
JC: That being on the road selling wines was stressful.
HdR 22: Name and breed of your favorite dog?
JC: I had an Airdale when I was a kid but now have a Welsh Terrier.
To learn more about Jeff Cohn and his wines of JC Cellars be sure to visit his table at the 2012 Hospice du Rhône – 20 Years.