The husband and wife team of Deborah and Steve De Long combined their mutual enthusiasm for both wine and design when they started work on the Wine Grape Varietal Table over 4 years ago. Originally visual people by trade – Deborah, a home fashion designer and Steve, an architect – the table helped them to make sense of the vast and often confusing world of wine grape varieties. Over the past four years they have conducted extensive research and tastings in compiling it.
I am pleased to have had the chance to talk with Steve this past Wednesday for a little bit and hear what the motivation was to create this chart. Also I had the chance to talk a bit about the wine century club and his long term goals with this group.