About

Vino-Sphere

Vino-Sphere is a blog focused on wine, food and travel. Articles range from wine tasting notes and winery reports to stories on events, interesting travel destinations and restaurant experiences. The editorial philosophy is that wine, food and travel make life a celebration. We share our experiences and knowledge in an entertaining format. Articles include original photography.

Vino-Sphere is the successor to Toledo Wines and Vines, which began publishing in 2009. The more than 1,900 blog posts are accessible via Vino-Sphere. Toledo Wines and Vines was named one of 100 most influential wine blogs of 2015 by Excel Wines. In 2017, 2018 and 2019, Feedspot named Vino-Sphere one of the top 100 wine blogs.


Publisher Dave Nershi, CSW

Dave Nershi is publisher of Vino-Sphere blog. A former newspaper and magazine editor, Dave is an award-winning writer with a focus on wines, wineries and related travel. Currently based in North Carolina, he travels extensively for stories (South Africa, British Columbia, Spain and even locations closer to home).

An Interview With Publisher Dave Nershi

A career in association management and meeting planning provides him with a unique perspective on hotels, restaurants and special events. When not writing, taking photos or traveling, Dave enjoys playing tennis.

He is a Certified Specialist of Wine (a certification of the Society of Wine Educators) and has served as wine judge at a number of competitions including being guest judge for the Indianapolis International Wine Competition. He has completed the Napa Rocks and California Sustainable Winegrowing Ambassaor certification courses and is a member of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association and Wine Century Club.