Episode #357 – Champion Sports, Wine and Food

Vince Ferragamo’s Wines and Ayesha Curry’s New Cookbook

Jodi and Vince Ferragamo of Tenuta Di Ferrgamo Winery

Jodi and Vince Ferragamo of Tenuta Di Ferrgamo Winery

David Wilson hosts football star quarterback, and gold-medal winemaker Vince Ferragamo, talking sports and winemaking at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition. Coming from Italian heritage, Vince had a natural love for food and wine. He began to study wine, and an idea was born. The climate and soil in Orange was conducive for growing wine grapes, and Vince decided to convert the horse corral to a vineyard. So, in 2010, he researched the process and made the decision that Sangiovese and Cabernet grapes were the right choice for the wine he wanted to make. He planted the vines and waited for them to bear fruit. The first vintage of Caressa J, named for his daughters was a quality product and he knew it would only improve as the vines aged. A man passionate about football now had a new love. He spends countless hours working in the vineyard and his personal attention has paid off. The 2012 and 2013 vintages both received gold medals at the LA International Wine Competiton. Dinner parties at Casa Ferragamo always include a tasting of the Caressa J and it has become a hands down favorite with family and friends. Vince is very active in the community and has donated his wine to several charity events, including Vendemmia de San Antonio, The Ronald McDonald House and many others. The chairman and founder of the Vince Ferragamo Foundation, Vince is dedicated to helping those that are in need, especially those involving children. A dedicated family man, the newest member of the Ferragamo clan, grandson Javi Cenzo is already joining Nonno in the vineyard. His passion for family now extends to a passion for wine. Find out more at ferragamowinery.com.

Ayesha Curry's forthcoming cookbook

Ayesha Curry’s forthcoming cookbook

Then David talks with Ayesha Curry, wife of Golden State Warriors basketball star Stephen Curry, about her new cookbook, THE SEASONED LIFE, which will share 100 of her favorite recipes and invite readers into the home she has made with her two daughters and her husband Stephen. Ayesha knows firsthand what it is like to be a busy mom and wife, and she knows that for her family, time in the kitchen and around the table is where that balance begins. This book has something for everybody. The simple, delicious recipes include Cast Iron Biscuits, Smoked Salmon Scramble, Homemade Granola, Mom’s Chicken Soup, Stephen’s 5 Ingredient Pasta, and plenty of recipes that get the whole family involved — even the little ones! Find out more ayeshacurry.com.

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