Voltaggio told us he had brought along some equipment from his restaurant ink, thinking he would need them, but Universal had some tools that even he didn't. He was extremely impressed by all that they had. Those close enough to the action each got a small taste of each dish.
Cowper came by winemaking in a most unusual manner. After earning his Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology, he moved to Albuquerque and got his broker's license as a REALTOR. He met his wife who was a graduate student in linguistics at UNM. They wound up taking a wine appreciation class together which ignited his technical interest in wine.