Episode 18

Published on:

31st Mar 2022

Why One US Soldier Studied California Wines While Fighting in Iraq — with Vigo Onstad | Episode 018

Ever wonder what a US soldier fighting in Iraq does during their downtime? You study up on quality wines of course! Sound strange to you? Sounded strange to me too until I met one former soldier who decided to educate himself on all things wine as he prepared to join his fiancé in the California wine culture after his tour was up. 

Years later and after a move to the Sarasota Area with his now-wife, he continues “first-hand research” on the local wine culture and shares his findings with a very cool blog he and a friend started two years ago.

Today, I am very pleased to welcome Eric “Vigo” Onstad of The Unassuming Wine Bros blog.

Vigo and his good friend, Patrick started writing their blog in 2020 in order to be a local resource and provide a fun way to learn and discover new wines. Each month they feature a wine that could be from anywhere in the world then share their findings with their readers. They also share the price they paid and where to buy these wines locally. If you want to increase your wine knowledge then you won’t want to miss today’s episode.

In today's episode. you’ll learn

* What prompted Vigo to learn about wines in the most inhospitable surrounding.

* How he met his co-writer and why they started decided to start a wine blog.

* How they choose wines to write about.

* What you'll learn from reading their blog.

* And much, much more …

I’m so glad you joined us today and as always it is my hope that you will listen, learn and connect!

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About the Podcast

Sarasota Stories
Interviewing Sarasota's most Interesting people
Love living in Sarasota Florida? We do too. It's dynamic. It's growing. It has provincial values and an international flare. It's a combination of small city charm with big city vibes. But who are the people who live here that make this town such a wonderful place to live? Sarasota Stories aims to find out. I interview local leaders, influencers, and creators to discover what makes them tick, why they live here, what they're working on, and where they are going. You might hear an interview with one of your neighbors... and who knows, we may get to hear your story too! Sign up here for all episodes: https://sarasotastories.co

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Bob Williams

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Megan Williams

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