What's Cookin' on Wine with Michael Jordan on CRN

What's Cookin' on Wine with Michael Jordan on CRN

Episodes

  • 6/25-Larry Van Aalst talks to Galen McCorkle / Pat Ross & Kaveh Azari

    Jun 25, 2014 | 18 min
    Galen McCorkle / Pat Ross - Jackson Family Wines & Matanzas Creek WineryGalen is with Jackson Family Wines and will be bringing Pat Ross from Matanzas Creek Winery with her. Pat will tell us about the spectacular Lavender Festival held at the winery every year, and Galen will fill us in on the other great events coming up over the summer at The Family Wineries. Kaveh Azari - Azari VineyardsAzari Vineyards is one of the new wineries in Sonoma County.Located in the Petaluma Gap, they are producing a number of different winesand getting very good press. Kaveh, son of the  owners will be with us to talk about the wines , and the wonder of the Petaluma Gap.
  • 6/11-Larry Van Aalst talks to Chris Russi & Dan Wildermuth

    Jun 8, 2014 | 11 min
    Chris Russi - Winemaker, Comstock Wines One of the newest wineries in Dry Creek, Comstock Wines, has chosen a Sonoma County Star, Chris Russi as it's winemaker. Honing his skills around the world, Chris was most recently with Thomas George Estates, and Christopher Creek . We will talk about Comstock , gearing up for the Fall of 2014 , and the huge task of a new winery startup. Dan Wildermuth - Rodney Strong Vineyards Part of the amazing team at Rodney Strong Vineyards, Dan will be with us to talk about their great wines , but also to preview one of the best Wine Country Events of the year, Wine Country Weekend.Dan will tell us about the involvement by Rodney Strong in the Labor Day Weekend  ...
  • 5/28-Larry Van Aalst visits with Steve Falk & Erik Miller

    Jun 8, 2014 | 53 min
    Steve Falk - CEO, Sonoma Media As CEO for Sonoma Media, Steve is the Publisher of Northern California Wine Country's most read newspaper. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat has readers all over the North Bay Area, and is the long standing go to for world and local news. With a background in publishing , Steve worked on the start up of USA Today, and was the former publisher of The San Francisco Chronicle. We will be talking about The North Coast Wine Challenge , a one of a kind Wine Competition , recently held in Santa Rosa. Erik Miller - Winemaker & Partner, Kokomo Winery Winemaker and partner in Kokomo Winery , Erik is one of the young stars in Sonoma County. Raised and schooled in Indiana , Er...
  • 5/14-Larry Van Aalst talks to Duskie Estes & Mac McDonald

    May 14, 2014 | 10 min
    Duskie Estes - Chef & Principle, Zazu Restaurant Chef and a principle in Zazu Restaurant in Sebastopol California, Duskie has an affinity for pork and has become recognized acrossthe nation for her "snout to tail" approach" in dealing with the perfect pairing for the great Sonoma County Pinot Noirs. Recently on both the Food Channel , and PBS in both Chefs a Field, and A Moveable Feast , Duskie is becoming a national treasure in her field, and is without question a sparkling gem in Sonoma County's culinary scene. Mac McDonald - Owner, Vision Cellars Mac and his wife Lil , are the owners of Vision Cellars in the heart of The Russian River AVA in Sonoma County. From son of a moonshine maker in...
  • 4/30-Larry Van Aalst talks with Sarah Cummings & Dan Barwick

    Apr 30, 2014 | 53 min
    Sarah Cummings -  CEO, Sonoma Marin Fair New to the Sonoma Marin Fair , Sarah is the CEO , and oversees one of the best family events in all of California. Sarah will be with us to share the charm and good times to be had at a regional fair , and talk about the North of the Gate Wine Competition held last week, featuring wines from the AVAs north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Dan Barwick - Winemaker, Paradise Ridge Winemaker for Paradise Ridge Winery keeps Dan in the Wine Country fast lane . One of CRN's Mike Horn's favorites, and our Santa Rosa studio's closest neighbor, Paradise Ridge produces a wide range of award winning wines , at one of the most beautiful facilities in all Sonoma County. ...
  • 4/16-Larry Van Aalst talks to Denise Gill & Alex Kanzler

    Apr 20, 2014 | 53 min
    Denise Gill - Alexander Valley Vineyards Alexander Valley Vineyards has one of the most well know wine industry professionals on staff. Denise Gill works with the wine club members and promotes this great property. Alexander Valley Vineyards is in upper Sonoma County on Highway 128 and produces a wide range of exceptional wines. Denise will tell us about the new releases and the great times to be had at this hospitable winery. Alex Kanzler - Assistant Winemaker, VML Winery Assistant Winemaker for VML Winery , Alex works in one of the most beautiful spots in all Sonoma County. In the heart of the Pinot Noir World VML is producing world class wines. Alex will tell us the story of a young trave...
  • 4/2-Larry Van Aalst talks with Robert Merletti & Mariah Clinton / Joel Bellagio

    Apr 2, 2014 | 53 min
    Robert Merletti - Chairman / Owner, Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine As Chairman / Owner of Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine , Rob is at the helm of one of the most influential publications in all of Wine Country. Dealing mainly with the professional side of the wine industry, the magazine reports on all aspects of management, production and sales. Weather is in the news ,and we will also be talking about the wine competitions sponsored by VWM. Mariah Clinton / Joel Bellagio - KRCB Auction The big KRCB Auction is coming up and the local PBS station has treasures galore this year. Mariah and Joel are in charge of one of the great fund raising events in Northern California . We w...
  • 3/19-Larry Van Aalst talks to Scot Covington & Sean Brosnihan

    Mar 19, 2014 | 53 min
    Scot Covington - Winemaker, Trione WinerySince the inception , Scot has been Winemaker for Trione Winery in the Alexander Valley. Great wines, accolades galore and being family driven makes Trione one of the premiere spots in Sonoma County.Scot will be with us to talk about the 2014 vintage, and what to look for incurrent releases. Sean  Brosnihan - Manager of Direct to Consumer Sales, Jordan WineryFor the perfect experience at Jordan Winery , put yourself in Sean's hands. As the manager of Direct to Consumer Sales , being a sommelier is a big plus. Jordan Winery is one of the best know wineries in all of California , and Sean will give us the story behind a world class operation in our own ...
  • 3/5-Larry Van Aalst visits with Sue Straight

    Mar 5, 2014 | 53 min
    Sue Straight - "The Wine Wench" Sue ,"The Wine Wench" is one of the best know advocates in the Northern California wine industry. Sue will be here to tell us about the Winter and Spring events that should not be missed. The upcoming Pinot Summit is  at the top of the list of special happenings. Taking place in March the Summit has some of the best Pinot Noirs in the world available to taste. Listen to The Sonoma Wine Report to find out you might win tickets to this great day in San Francisco.
  • 2/19-Larry Van Aalst talks with Tom Simoneau, Mike Martini & Ray Johnson

    Feb 19, 2014 | 53 min
    Tom Simoneau - "The Wine Guy", owner of Simoneau Vineyards Tom ,"The Wine Guy" is owner of Simoneau Vineyards , and has a radio show on KSRO in Santa Rosa. Tom is a central figure in Northern California Wine Country and was recently a Judge at The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. We will be talking about new releases and the weather affecting the 2014 vintage. Mike Martini - Taft Street Winery Mike Martini - Mike is a principle in Taft Street Winery, and former Mayor of Santa Rosa Ca. Mike will be with us to talk about the upcoming Wine Road Tasting , happening the first two weekends in March. One of the biggest wine events on earth the barrel tasting is not to be missed. Ray Johnso...
  • 2/5-Larry Van Aalst talks with Debra Del Fiorentino / Jil Child & Chris Smith

    Feb 5, 2014 | 53 min
    Debra Del Fiorentino / Jil Child- Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine The two pivotal workers at Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine , Debra and Jil are in charge of all the sponsored Wine Competitions. We will talk about the upcoming East Meets West tasting to be held Feb. 19. Chris Smith - The Santa Rosa Press Democrat Northern California's premiere Wine Country newspaper, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat has a local columnist  , Chris Smith who is perhaps the most read of any of the papers features. Chris has his finger on the pulse of Sonoma County , and will be here to talk about his favorite places and things to do on your visit.
  • 1/22-Larry Van Aalst visits with Bill Smart & Scot Covington

    Jan 19, 2014 | 53 min
    Bill Smart - Director, Communications at Dry Creek Vineyard Director of Communications at Dry Creek Vineyard, Bill was one of the judges at The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The largest competition of American wines held anywhere was recently held in Cloverdale California, the public tasting will be at Fort Mason in San Francisco Feb. 15.Bill will be with us to talk about what it is like being involved with such a huge tasting, and also tell us about the big winners from Dry Creek Vineyard. Scot Covington - Winemaker, Trione WineryLiving the dream in Sonoma County , Scot is the Winemaker at Trione Winery in the Alexander Valley. Known for their "only the best" approach to wine, S...
  • 1/8-Larry Van Aalst talks with Carl Brandhorst & Dan Barwick

    Jan 8, 2014 | 53 min
    Carl Brandhorst - President, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association and Board Member, American Wine SocietyAs President of the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association and Board Member on the American Wine Society , Carl is in the Movers and Shakers category in the wine business. Among his long list of credentials , Carl is a certified wine judge , and will be flying in from the East Coast to be part of The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. We will have a chance to talk about the big competition , and get a perspective from an East Coast luminary. Dan Barwick -  Winemaker, Paradise Ridge WineryWinemaker for Paradise Ridge Winery , Dan is a favorite at CRN Studios.Just nominated to be voted top...
  • 12/25-Encore Broadcast Larry Van Aalst visits with Miro Tcholakov & Brenda Chatelain

    Jan 4, 2014 | 53 min
    Miro Tcholakov - Winemaker, Trentadue Being Winemaker for Trentadue , and his own brand Miro Wines , is a  non stop proposition . Along with his other responsibilities , Miro is an officer with the largest Petit Syrah organization in the US. We will be talking about the 2013 harvest , and how someone from Bulgaria hit a home run as a Winemaker in Alexander Valley. Brenda Chatelain - The Smoked Olive A great friend of CRN, Brenda is a principal in The Smoked Olive. Although it is hard to describe , and must be tasted to be appreciated , smoked olive oil is one of Somoma Countys ' exceptional products. Garnering some great press , the olive oil and smoked brown sugar is a treat that shouldn't ...
  • 12/11-Larr Van Aalst visits with Christopher Silva & William Seppi

    Dec 11, 2013 | 10 min
    Christopher Silva - President & CEO of St. Francis Winery Being President / CEO of St. Francis Winery would be more than most of us could handle. Chris is not only in that enviable position but is also one of the young Wine Industry notables who gives tirelessly to his job and community. St Francis is one of the most well know of the Sonoma Valley Wineries and the world wide acclaim is what we will discuss , along with finding out about  the new winemakers. William Seppi - Costeaux French Bakery Having won both local and national honors , Costeaux French Bakery is a Sonoma County treasure. Located in Healdsburg , the bakery is a must visit for all those touring the local Wine Country. Will i...
  • 11/27-Larry Van Aalst talks with Debra Del Fiorentino, Jil Child & Sean Lovett

    Nov 24, 2013 | 23 min
    Debra Del Fiorentino & Jil Child - Vineyard & Winery Management The heart of the Wine Competition aspect of Vineyard and Winery Management ,Debra and Jil  have some great news about a new competition , and will give us the latest results. We will also talk about a new certification for International Wine Judges. Sean Lovett - The Wine Country Kombucha One of the newest Sonoma County products is the baby of Sean Lovett ,a principal in Revive . The Wine Country Kombucha is the talk of the town , it has a huge list of benefits and is especially good at a wine tasting.Sean will tell us what Kombucha is and why we can all live better by drinking it.
  • 11/13-Larry Van Aalst visits with Miro Tcholakov & Brenda Chatelain

    Nov 13, 2013 | 53 min
    Miro Tcholakov - Winemaker, Trentadue Being Winemaker for Trentadue , and his own brand Miro Wines , is a  non stop proposition . Along with his other responsibilities , Miro is an officer with the largest Petit Syrah organization in the US. We will be talking about the 2013 harvest , and how someone from Bulgaria hit a home run as a Winemaker in Alexander Valley. Brenda Chatelain - The Smoked Olive A great friend of CRN, Brenda is a principal in The Smoked Olive. Although it is hard to describe , and must be tasted to be appreciated , smoked olive oil is one of Somoma Countys ' exceptional products. Garnering some great press , the olive oil and smoked brown sugar is a treat that shouldn't ...
  • 10/30-Larry Van Aalst talks with Traci Dutton & Beagle Brodsky

    Oct 30, 2013 | 12 min
    Traci Dutton - Wine Director, Greystone Wine Director at the Greystone , in St. Helena Ca. Traci runs one of the world class operations of the Culinary Institute of America. The Greystone is know for it's leadership in the academics of food and wine. Traci will be with us to talk about the holidays and the new programs offered at the CIA. Beagle Brodsky - Manager, Willie Bird Turkeys Manager for Willie Bird Turkeys , Beagle is in high gear for the Thanksgiving rush. The premiere producer of turkeys in all of Sonoma County and world famous , Willie Bird is the go to for the best.  We will talk about the turkey, method of cooking , and the wine to go with it.
  • 10/16-Larry Van Aalst talks with Dan Berger

    Oct 15, 2013 | 22 min
    Dan Berger- Nationally Syndicated Wine Column Writer, Author and Wine Judge As a Syndicate Wine Writer and Wine Competition Director , Dan is without peer in the industry. Food , sports, music, and a myriad of other topics are at close hand with Mr. Berger. We will be talking about the recent Sonoma County Harvest Fair , and the upcoming events in Northern California Wine Country. A special report on the 2013 harvest with estimates from some of the top vintners and vineyard managers.
  • 10/2-Larry Van Aalst talks with Mariah Clinton, Joel Belagio & Jennifer Bohr

    Oct 2, 2013 | 4 min
    Mariah Clinton & Joel Belagio - The Northern California PBS Auction The driving forces behind the premiere Northern California PBS Auction , Mariah , and Joel , will be with us to tell about the wine centered event. Many of the lots are not available anywhere else. Special wines from Kosta-Browne, St. Francis, Papapietro Perry and many more are up for bid on the KRCB Wine Auction. Great overnight stays and special tours are on the slate,  and this year you can follow nation wide on the net and perhaps have the winning bid on something great from Wine Country. Jennifer Bohr - Tra Vigne Restaurant Just a few miles from our Sonoma Studio , Tra Vigne Restaurant is a landmark in the Napa Valley ....
  • 9/18-Larry Van Aalst visits with Gillian Handelman & Sean Tevik

    Sep 18, 2013 | 5 min
    Gillian Handelman - Director of Wine Education, Jackson Family Wines Director of Wine Education for Jackson Family Wines , Gillian will be with us to talk about the new tasting room in Healdsburg, and the mountain excursion program. The Stonestreet Winery story is the real reason for her visit , and she will tell us about how these exceptional wines come about. Sean Tevik -  Valdez Family Winery The story of Valdez Family Winery , is a dream come true. Starting a  vineyard management company , the Vandez  family has branched out , and they are making some extraordinary wines. Sean is the Director of Operations and will be with us to give the real scoop on this Cinderella story.
  • 9/4-Larry Van Aalst visits with Matt Lowe and Tucker Taylor, Timo Marshall

    Sep 4, 2013 | 3 min
    Matt Lowe and Tucker Taylor -  The Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival The Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival is just around the corner. Matt and Tucker make up a large part of the culinary team , and are directly responsible for the on site garden. Festival goers are offered tastes from  more than fifty restaurants who vie for the best dish using heirlooms. Kendall-Jackson pours great wine , there is terrific music, all  in a beautiful venue just two miles from Santa Rosa. Last year more than 175 different varieties were available to taste and the proceeds go to local charities. Timo Marshall - Proprietor & Distiller, Spirit Works Distillery Proprietor and Distiller for Spirit Wo...
  • 8/21-Larry Van Aalst visits with Tony Ross & Tom Silberkleit

    Aug 21, 2013 | 53 min
    Tony Ross - Passalacqua Winery A long and winding path brought Tony to his home at Passalacqua Winery , in the heart of The Dry Creek Valley. As one of the most scholarly of all the wine educators in Sonoma County , Tony's presence is the cherry on top of the parfait for a winery that produces award winning wines and some of my favorite zinfandels ever. We will talk about the 2013 vintage , and try some new releases. Tom Silberkleit - Publisher at Wine House Press  Tom , Publisher at Wine House Press , puts together books that are not only stunning in visual quality, but also very informative when visiting the different wine regions in California. The California Directory of Fine Wineries , ...
  • 8/7-Larry Van Aalst talks to Dan Barwick & Erik Miller

    Aug 8, 2013 | 53 min
    Dan Barwick - Winemaker, Paradise Ridge Winery Dan, winemaker for Paradise Ridge Winery, one of the most beautiful and award winning wineries in Northern California , has just returned from the Indy International Wine Competition at Purdue University . Dan will be with us to talk about the 2013 vintage in Sonoma County , along with the responsibilities involved in being a judge for the great Indy International. Erik Miller- Winemaker & Owner, Kokomo Winery Winemaker and owner of Kokomo Winery in The Dry Creek Valley, Eric hit the ground running with Kokomo Winery. Great press and a multitude of awards makes Kokomo a must visit on your next trip to Sonoma. Erik will tell us his success story,...
  • 7/31-Encore Broadcast Larry Van Aalst talks to Sara Cummings & Rene Byck

    Aug 1, 2013 | 53 min
    Sara Cummings - Director of Communications, Sonoma County Vintners Association As Director of Communications for The Sonoma County Vintners Association , Sara is most busy this time of year. This Labor Day , The Sonoma Wine Weekend takes place , and will be the highlight of all the celebrations, festivals and special wine events in Northern California. We will talk about the weekend  and how to approach it to get the very best out of all that's going on. Rene Byck - Paradise Ridge Winery One of the principals in Paradise Ridge Winery, Rene has one of most exceptional estates in all of Sonoma County to call home. Paradise Ridge not only produces world class award winning wines , but also is o...
  • 7/24-Larry Van Aalst talks to Sara Cummings & Rene Byck

    Jul 24, 2013 | 6 min
    Sara Cummings - Director of Communications, Sonoma County Vintners Association As Director of Communications for The Sonoma County Vintners Association , Sara is most busy this time of year. This Labor Day , The Sonoma Wine Weekend takes place , and will be the highlight of all the celebrations, festivals and special wine events in Northern California. We will talk about the weekend  and how to approach it to get the very best out of all that's going on. Rene Byck - Paradise Ridge Winery One of the principals in Paradise Ridge Winery, Rene has one of most exceptional estates in all of Sonoma County to call home. Paradise Ridge not only produces world class award winning wines , but also is o...
  • 7/17-Encore Broadcast Larry Van Aalst talks to Chris Morano, Eric Edenfield & Amanda Garland

    Jul 17, 2013 | 12 min
    Chris Morano and Eric Edenfield - Northern California Concierge Association Representing the Northern California Concierge Association, both Chris and Eric came to Sonoma County with impressive resumes from San Francisco. Firmly ensconced at The FountainGrove Inn (Chris) and The Kenwood Inn and Spa (Eric) they will show you the royal treatment only a concierge can provide in Wine Country. We will talk about the tasting appointments , special tours , and great times had by booking with a concierge. Amanda Garland - Seghesio Vineyards With a background in teaching, Amanda is right at home working for Seghesio Vineyards. Informing visitors on a daily basis about the history of the vineyards and...
  • 7/10-Larry Van Aalst talks to Chris Morano, Eric Edenfield & Amanda Garland

    Jul 10, 2013 | 21 min
    Chris Morano and Eric Edenfield - Northern California Concierge Association Representing the Northern California Concierge Association, both Chris and Eric came to Sonoma County with impressive resumes from San Francisco. Firmly ensconced at The FountainGrove Inn (Chris) and The Kenwood Inn and Spa (Eric) they will show you the royal treatment only a concierge can provide in Wine Country. We will talk about the tasting appointments , special tours , and great times had by booking with a concierge. Amanda Garland - Seghesio Vineyards With a background in teaching, Amanda is right at home working for Seghesio Vineyards. Informing visitors on a daily basis about the history of the vineyards and...
  • 7/3-Encore Broadcast Larry Van Aslat visits with Steve Falk, Daryl Groom and Stuart Bryan

    Jul 7, 2013 | 53 min
    Steve Falk - CEO, Sonoma Media Investments Steve is the CEO of Sonoma Media Investments , owner of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, The Petaluma Argus Courier, The North Bay Business Journal , and other media operations . Along with a wealth of  other media distinctions , Steve previously planned and directed the start up of USA Today, and was the President and Publisher of The San Francisco Chronicle. We will be talking about a new wine event in Northern California , The North Coast Wine Challenge. With a different approach than other wine competitions the NCWC was conceived by Steve , Daryl Groom and the people at Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine. We will find out the winners and lear...
  • 6/26-Larry Van Aslat visits with Steve Falk, Daryl Groom and Stuart Bryan

    Jun 26, 2013 | 1 min
    Steve Falk - CEO, Sonoma Media Investments Steve is the CEO of Sonoma Media Investments , owner of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, The Petaluma Argus Courier, The North Bay Business Journal , and other media operations . Along with a wealth of  other media distinctions , Steve previously planned and directed the start up of USA Today, and was the President and Publisher of The San Francisco Chronicle. We will be talking about a new wine event in Northern California , The North Coast Wine Challenge. With a different approach than other wine competitions the NCWC was conceived by Steve , Daryl Groom and the people at Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine. We will find out the winners and lear...
  • 6/19-Encore Broadcast Larry Van Aalst talks with Carol Shelton & Brenda Chatelain

    Jun 20, 2013 | 53 min
    Carol Shelton - Most Award Winning Winemaker With title of The Most Award Winning Winemaker , Carol has a lot to live up to , and she never lets us down. We will talk about the new releases from Carol Shelton Wines, and find out about the three big awards recently won at The North of the Gate Wine Competition. Brenda Chatelain - Founder & Owner, The Smoked Olive Founder and owner of The Smoked Olive , Brenda has a unique product in the culinary world. A favorite of Emeril Lagasse , and used by Tyler Florence to prepare dinner for President Obama , there is nothing like Smoked Olive Oil. A darling of the press , and now available at Whole Foods , and Williams Sonoma, the smoked oils are break...
  • 6/12-Larry Van Aalst talks with Carol Shelton & Brenda Chatelain

    Jun 12, 2013 | 53 min
    Carol Shelton - Most Award Winning Winemaker With title of The Most Award Winning Winemaker , Carol has a lot to live up to , and she never lets us down. We will talk about the new releases from Carol Shelton Wines, and find out about the three big awards recently won at The North of the Gate Wine Competition. Brenda Chatelain - Founder & Owner, The Smoked Olive Founder and owner of The Smoked Olive , Brenda has a unique product in the culinary world. A favorite of Emeril Lagasse , and used by Tyler Florence to prepare dinner for President Obama , there is nothing like Smoked Olive Oil. A darling of the press , and now available at Whole Foods , and Williams Sonoma, the smoked oils are break...
  • 6/5-Encore Broadcast Larry Van Aalst visits with Jody Gray & Denise Gill

    Jun 6, 2013 | 53 min
    Jody Gray - C.E.O., El Dorado County Fair As C.E.O.  of the El Dorado County Fair, Jody also oversees the El Dorado Wine Competition taking place the third week of May. Just announced winners will be our topic of conversation along with the history of one of the Gold Country's  most notable wine events. Denise Gill - Director of Sales & Hospitality, Ancient Oak Cellars Director of Sales & Hospitality at Ancient Oak Cellars, Denise is a Wine Country Veteran. Denise will tell us about The new Ancient Oak Tasting Room in Downtown Santa Rosa. We will also taste new releases , and talk to Denise about her experiences as a Judge at the El Dorado Competition.
  • 5/29-Larry Van Aalst visits with Jody Gray & Denise Gill

    May 29, 2013 | 53 min
    Jody Gray - C.E.O., El Dorado County Fair As C.E.O.  of the El Dorado County Fair, Jody also oversees the El Dorado Wine Competition taking place the third week of May. Just announced winners will be our topic of conversation along with the history of one of the Gold Country's  most notable wine events. Denise Gill - Director of Sales & Hospitality, Ancient Oak Cellars Director of Sales & Hospitality at Ancient Oak Cellars, Denise is a Wine Country Veteran. Denise will tell us about The new Ancient Oak Tasting Room in Downtown Santa Rosa. We will also taste new releases , and talk to Denise about her experiences as a Judge at the El Dorado Competition.
  • 5/22-Encore Broadcast Larry Van Aalst talks to Jon Phillips & Dr. Liz Thach

    May 22, 2013 | 53 min
    Jon Phillips - Inspiration Vineyards A long and winding road brought Jon to Sonoma County and the founding of Inspiration Vineyards. The Vineyard in the Russian River area and the Winery just a mile or so from the studio at FountainGrove Inn are both overseen by Jon. An abundance of medals, and articles in some of the best wine magazines, make this relatively new winery one of the must visits on your next trip to Sonoma . Jon will bring some new releases to sample, and talk about how the 2013 vintage is shaping up. Dr. Liz Thach MW - Masters of Wine , PHD, International Wine Judge, Educator at Sonoma State University, and Author Masters of Wine , PHD, International Wine Judge, Educator at So...
  • 5/15-Larry Van Aalst talks to Jon Phillips & Dr. Liz Thach

    May 15, 2013 | 53 min
    Jon Phillips - Inspiration Vineyards A long and winding road brought Jon to Sonoma County and the founding of Inspiration Vineyards. The Vineyard in the Russian River area and the Winery just a mile or so from the studio at FountainGrove Inn are both overseen by Jon. An abundance of medals, and articles in some of the best wine magazines, make this relatively new winery one of the must visits on your next trip to Sonoma . Jon will bring some new releases to sample, and talk about how the 2013 vintage is shaping up. Dr. Liz Thach MW - Masters of Wine , PHD, International Wine Judge, Educator at Sonoma State University, and Author Masters of Wine , PHD, International Wine Judge, Educator at So...
  • 5/8-Encore Broadcast Larry Van Aalst talks to Traci Dutton & Mike Martini

    May 8, 2013 | 53 min
    Traci Dutton -  Sommelier, Wine Spectator Restaurant Sommelier at the Wine Spectator Restaurant in the Culinary Institute of Americas' Greystoke campus, Traci is also a wine judge, educator, and author. Traci will be with us to talk about the world class school and the job of keeping it all together with her busy travel and lecture schedule. Mike Martini - General Manager &CEO, Taft Street Winery General Manager and CEO of Taft Street Winery, keeps Mike so busy he retired from politics (former Mayor of Santa Rosa Ca.) and devotes all his time to producing some of the best wines in Sonoma County. Taft Street has a amazing story behind it and Mike will be here to give us the insider scoop alon...
  • 5/1-Larry Van Aalst talks to Traci Dutton & Mike Martini

    May 1, 2013 | 53 min
    Traci Dutton -  Sommelier, Wine Spectator Restaurant Sommelier at the Wine Spectator Restaurant in the Culinary Institute of Americas' Greystoke campus, Traci is also a wine judge, educator, and author. Traci will be with us to talk about the world class school and the job of keeping it all together with her busy travel and lecture schedule. Mike Martini - General Manager &CEO, Taft Street Winery General Manager and CEO of Taft Street Winery, keeps Mike so busy he retired from politics (former Mayor of Santa Rosa Ca.) and devotes all his time to producing some of the best wines in Sonoma County. Taft Street has a amazing story behind it and Mike will be here to give us the insider scoop alon...
  • 4/24-Encore Broadcast Larry Van Aalst visits with Ron Washam & Rick Hutchinson

    Apr 24, 2013 | 105 min
    Ron Washam - Blogger, Hosemaster of Wine Both a Sommelier and Wine Educator , Ron is best know for his blog, Hosemaster of Wine. Native to Southern California , Ron spent time as a comedy writer / wine guru and  decided Sonoma Count was the only place to live. Ron has an offbeat view of the wine industry , and will be with us to give a different perspective on wine. Rick Hutchinson - Owner & Winemaker at Amphora Winery Owner and Winemaker at Amphora Winery, Rick takes a new approach to the business. Amphora is one of the small, award winning wineries in Dry Creek that has a unique story. Learn about the name , the unusual grapes he uses, and the projects he supports.
  • 4/17-Larry Van Aalst visits with Ron Washam & Rick Hutchinson

    Apr 17, 2013 | 53 min
    Ron Washam - Blogger, Hosemaster of Wine Both a Sommelier and Wine Educator , Ron is best know for his blog, Hosemaster of Wine. Native to Southern California , Ron spent time as a comedy writer / wine guru and  decided Sonoma Count was the only place to live. Ron has an offbeat view of the wine industry , and will be with us to give a different perspective on wine. Rick Hutchinson - Owner & Winemaker at Amphora Winery Owner and Winemaker at Amphora Winery, Rick takes a new approach to the business. Amphora is one of the small, award winning wineries in Dry Creek that has a unique story. Learn about the name , the unusual grapes he uses, and the projects he supports.

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