Cindy Cosco (@passaggio on Twitter) of Passaggio Wines is really interesting. She first became interested in wine making watching her Grandfather make wine in his basement, she came to wine making from a law enforcement background, she gained valuable experience working at Chateau St. Jean, she is the lab manager at Crushpad and she is committed to making a wine that is reflective of her Italian heritage - a wine that goes well with food and family. Throw in the fact that she is going against the California Chardonnay grain by making an unaoked Chardonnay without malolactic conversion and uses a Zork closure it becomes clear Cindy is unique in all the right ways.
We spent some time chatting with Cindy for Taste & Talk here at Pulling The Cork and you can catch up with Cindy and our conversation about a wide array of topics by listening to Part 1 and Part 2. We will be tasting and reviewing her 2008 Chardonnay in a PTC TV episode tomorrow but today we are chatting with Cindy about the reality of being a wine maker, the future of Passaggio including some new varietals, what wine she drinks when she isn't drinking her own, the aspects of her law enforcement background that help her in making wine, what cop shows on TV come close to getting it right and a few other tidbits.