Demystifying The Vine

Wine Inspires the Dreams That Guide Me.


I’m Derek Bacciocco and I Want to Share My Knowledge and Passion For Wine With Others, While Increasing Their Desire to Enjoy Wine and Explore the World of Wine. I’m a Certified Sommelier and Uncertified Wine Nerd.  This Make Me Uniquely Educated and Motivated to Promote the World of Wine Through My Web-Site Demystifying “The Vine” or DtheV.com.  This is My Effort to Give Back to the Wine World By Advancing It’s Wine Knowledge Through Education.

  Demystifying The Vine Isn’t Written For Beginners, Although People Just Getting Into Wine Will Find Helpful Information Within Its 1,600+ Pages.  As a Prerequisite I Strongly Recommend Madeline Puckette’s “Wine Folly” For Beginners and Karen MacNeil’s “Wine Bible” For Intermediate Wine Enthusiasts.  Both Authors and Books Will Hold Your Hand and Guide You Through the Basics of the Wine World…I Won’t.

  Demystifying The Vine Is a Wine Research & Resource Web-Site For Anyone In Search of Detailed Wine Knowledge.  It Isn’t a Wine Recommendation or My Personal Preference Platform.  So if You’re Looking For a Website to Tell You What Bottle to Buy Because Your Lacking Wine Knowledge This Isn’t It.  But When You Experience a Wine Epiphany and You Need to Know Everything About a Wine or Wine Topic DtheV.com is the Website For You.

    Demystifying The Vine Isn’t Intended to Be Consumed From the Beginning, it Reads More Like an Compendium.  The User Benefits From a Familiarity With the Table of Content and How to Quickly Locate Topics.  My Mission Statement For Demystifying “The Vine” is to Educate People While Increasing Their Wine Self  Esteem and Inspiring the Development of Their Palates.

    The Vine is More Than a Grape Producing Plant, It’s the Universal Symbol of  Wine, a Metaphor and Nexus For All Things That Have Influence or is Influenced by the Grapes Fermented Juice.

  • REASONS WHY I’M SO FASCINATED WITH “The VINE”.
    • PLACE/ LOCATION                  PEOPLE/ PASSION
    • HISTORY                                     CULTURE
    • KNOWLEDGE                           PHILOSOPHY         
    • GEOGRAPHY                            TOPOGRAPHY
    • GEOLOGY                                   AGRONOMY
    • CHEMISTRY                             BOTANY
    • CLIMATOLOGY                       SOCIAL LUBRICANT 
    • LANGUAGE                               ART/ CRAFT 
    • FOOD                                          THIRST QUENCHER
    • PROFESSION                          HOBBY
    • INTOXICANT                          ADDICTION
    • ECONOMY/   AGRICULTURE/   COMMODITY
    • SENSORY/  INTELLECTUAL PLEASURE
  • **Refer to These Sub-Chapters For Detailed Information On These Subjects
  • Do You D.theV.?  To Demystify “The Vine” Can Be Two Things.
    1. The Act of Learning New Information From Its Content…
    2. The Act of Adding New Information to Its Content…
      1. (Contributors Who Add 2 or More Pieces of Wine Information to DtheV.com Get Thier Names In the Additional Contributors Section of the Bibliography.)


OPEN SOURCE Intelligence That’s Collected For Overly Public Availability and Shared In a Community For the Purpose of Advancing the Knowledge.

     I Want to Share the Knowledge I’m Gathering Through My Wine Journey, Experiences and Research. While I Haven’t Compiled All the Answers I Encourage Others That Have Been Enlightened by “The Vine” to Fill In the Blanks Though a “Open Source Format.”  I Encourage Others to Send Information They Would Like to Submit.  The One Thing I Ask for With the Use of This Information is to Pass it Forward. “D. the V.” Isn’t for Everyone, But if You Know Someone Who Would Appreciate It’s Information Please Forward the Link to This Web-Site.

Demystifying The Vine is an Ongoing and Constantly Undated Open-Ended Endeavor.  Started On December 5th. 2011 and Will Never Be Completely Done. Your Patience With the Evolution of This Wine Knowledge Web-Site is Appreciated.