What's Cookin' on Wine with Michael Horn

What's Cookin' on Wine with Michael Horn

  • 4/7-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen visit with Jim Fox, Dean Nucich and Taylor Hart

    Apr 08, 2014 | 53 min
    Jim Fox & Dean Nucich - Patine Cellars ABOUT JIM: As a professional athlete, everything is about wins and losses, and even though this intense competition is extremely rewarding, I realized after retiring from the NHL that wine brought me something that was very different, but just as fulfilling.  A games’ final score can be so “black and white,” and while wine is scored and rated, it is the many various intangible rewards that I have grown to love.  Wine is about the art, the process and the creation, as much as it is about the results.  It brings the day-to-day challenge of striving for the best but also offers the artistic element of working alongside Mother Nature.  Wine’s intrigue is so...
  • 3/31-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk with Kerith Overstreet

    Apr 01, 2014 | 53 min
    Kerith Overstreet - Owner & Winemaker, Bruliam Wines Wine with a Conscience, Wine with Heart, Wine with Character. At Bruliam Wines our passion for wine and family imbues everything we do. Every bottle is a tribute to our life long crazy love affair with wine and each other. We think that wine is elemental- elemental to a day well savored and a life well lived. Founded in 2008, Bruliam Wines is a boutique producer of ultra-premium, single vineyard wines. Bruliam sources fruit from California’s finest vineyards, selecting only low-yield, hand harvested, and hand sorted grapes that fully express the terroir of each unique growing region. While we are always grateful for critical acclaim and co...
  • 3/24-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk with David Hunt and David Duncan

    Mar 25, 2014 | 53 min
    David Hunt - Winemaker & Owner, Hunt Cellars In Just a few years, Hunt Cellars has become one of the most highly acclaimed wineries in California, with numerous prestigious awards including: Many wines scoring in the high 90′s; multiple Best of Class, Platinum and Multi Gold Medals; “Cult” status. Many of our wines have received accolades from world famous wine critics, Dartmouth College, and wine writers. All of Hunt wines are handcrafted in very small lots, receive extended barrel aging and are sold primarily to our wine club and the finest restaurants across the country, including Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, The Ritz- Carlton, The Biltmore, Morton’s and more.Our Story - It started over 20 ye...
  • 3/17 NICK FREY, BALLETTO VINEYARDS, RICHARD LONGORIA, LONGORIA WINES

    Mar 18, 2014 | 53 min
    NICK FREY - PUBLIC RELATIONS AND BRAND AMBASSADOR, BALLETTO VINEYARDS Although originally built as the Balletto's produce packaging and shipping center, the building at 5700 Occidental Road sure makes for a great winery. With its 12-inch-thick, insulated walls, serious temperature control, a deep concrete foundation and floors that slope toward drains, the change from a produce facility to winery was pretty painless. Out went the stainless steel tables for making mixed green salads and in came the stainless steel tanks for making wine. With a few tweaks here and there, the transformation was complete. Currently we have 16 variously sized tanks inside and space for about 1,800 barrels. Our ou...
  • 3/10-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen visit with Chris Taranto and Jeff Friedman

    Mar 12, 2014 | 53 min
    Chris Taranto - Communications Director, Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance 32nd Annual Wine Festival May 15 - 18, 2014 Paso Robles Wine Country, Wine Enthusiast’s 2013 Wine Region of the Year, invites you to see first-hand what makes this region a star! Join us for the 32nd Annual Wine Festival – a celebration of the innovation, triumphs, and character of this spectacular region, May 15 - 18, 2014. The 32nd Annual Wine Festival kicks-off Thursday, May 15 with a selection of Winemaker Dinners. On Friday, May 16, select wineries feature their Library, Reserve, White/Rosé, and Futures complemented by fresh and local gourmet bites at the RESERVE Event. On Saturday, May 17, more than 60 wineries ...
  • 3/3-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen visit with Violet Grgich & Larry Lipson

    Mar 03, 2014 | 53 min
    Violet Grgich - Co-proprietor & Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Grgich Hills Estate Violet’s passion for wine began at an early age, as she literally grew up accompanying her father in the vineyards and cellar. She spent her summers at the winery, doing everything from bottling line work to laboratory analysis and working in the tasting room. Attending the University of California, Davis, Violet earned a BA in music while taking classes in biology, chemistry, and enology.  After graduation, she returned home to Grgich Hills to continue her education in the wine business, learning about daily operations of the winery from Mike. She received her Master of Music in harpsichord at Indiana U...
  • 2/24-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk with Chris Silva

    Feb 26, 2014 | 53 min
    Chris Silva - President & CEO, St Francis Winery A fifth-generation Sonoma County native, Christopher Silva is firmly rooted in Sonoma County agriculture. He was raised in a family of Petaluma dairy farmers, and nine years after graduating from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, he retired from practicing law to join St. Francis Winery. At the age of 38, he became President & CEO of St. Francis in 2003. He understands firsthand that a farmer’s footprint and intimate knowledge of the soil, microclimates and terroir of the region are the most important ingredients for healthy vines.As President & CEO of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Chris has a specific focus: crafting world class Sonoma wine...
  • 2/17-Mike Horn & Nicole Nielsen visit with Quincey Blake and Melissa Stackhouse

    Feb 18, 2014 | 53 min
    Quincey Blake - Director of Sales and Hospitality, Patland Estate Vineyards The Beginning - Rarely is it that someone visits the beautiful and tranquil Napa Valley, without imagining themselves leading the life of a winemaker. There is something wholesome and true about making wine. Twenty-five years ago, when Henry and Olga first came to Napa as a young couple, it was no different. They could not escape the lure of this charming land, and so they returned, year after year. The welcoming atmosphere, the wonderful wine, the laughter, and the beautiful scenery just kept bringing them back. On one occasion, they visited a small wine cellar, where the owner himself was pouring wine for the visit...
  • 2/10-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen visit with Ray Signorello Jr. and Larry Van Aalst

    Feb 12, 2014 | 53 min
    Ray Signorello Jr. - Proprietor, Signorello Estate Ray Signorello Jr. began his journey as winemaker and vineyard owner in the Napa Valley during the mid 1980′s. Ray, born in San Francisco, California, moved to Vancouver, Canada where the Signorello family continues to maintain a home. Ray divides his time between Napa, San Francisco, Vancouver and business related travel. Ray’s father, Ray Sr., initiated the vineyard project during the mid 1970′s by purchasing the 100-acre estate located on the Silverado Trail in the beautiful Napa Valley. Ray Sr. worked side by side with Ray Jr., establishing the winery’s reputation for excellence until his passing in the fall of 1998.No Turning BackSignor...
  • 2/3-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk with April Dewinter & Lynn Quintanilla

    Feb 04, 2014 | 53 min
    April Dewinter & Lynn Quintanilla - Somerdale Cheese Somerdale International was founded in 1990 by business partners, Stephen Jones and Ernie Waldron. Since then the company has grown and we now export to over 50 countries around the World, supplying over 250 cheeses. For over twenty years, both Ernie and Stephen have searched the British countryside to bring you the very best of British Cheese. – Based in the Somerset town of Taunton, Somerdale is one of Britain's leading exporters of British cheese and dairy products. The company represents dairies throughout the UK and exports a vast range of quality cheeses from some of the largest Cheddar makers down to small, traditional farmstead dai...
  • 1/27-Micahel Horn & Nicole Nielsen visit with Elliott Dolin and Michael Baldacci

    Jan 28, 2014 | 53 min
    Elliott Dolin - Proprietor, Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards In addition to making Malibu wine, you might also be interested to hear that he is a former musician who’s played with legends like Willy Nelson, Johnny Cash, and the Everly Brothers. There’s an ethereal halo of positivity surrounding Elliott Dolin that immediately sets one at ease. It’s clear that this energy has fueled much of his journey through life and spurred a silent accord with destiny. He works hard and stays true to himself and, in return, fate has guided him through the successful pursuit of his passions. Elliott often says, “Action breeds action,” a celestial phrase that is evident in the various aspects of his life. Born ...
  • 1/20-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk with Wes Hagen

    Jan 21, 2014 | 53 min
    Wes Hagen  -  Winemaker, Clos Pepe Vineyards Clos Pepe Vineyard was purchased by Steve and Cathy Pepe in 1994 as a horse ranch, and established the 9th vineyard in what would become the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Specializing in cool-climate, small production, craft-based Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Clos Pepe is now recognized as a leader in local and national wine culture, wine education and providing fruit to some of the best winemakers in California.The Italians say, ‘Il vino e' la Poesia della Terra.’  Wine is the poetry of the earth.  There is nothing that can obfuscate Pinot Noir’s ability to speak of a time and place.  Of every plant on earth, Pinot Noir is unique in its ability to show ever...
  • 1/13-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk with Nate Weis & Mitch Cosentino

    Jan 14, 2014 | 53 min
    Mitch Weis - Winemaker, Aril Wines We are very proud of our initial effort in winemaking. both of our wines scored in the 90's for the 2008 vintage. The Wine Spectator said "Atlas Peak's reputation for Syrah can only grow as a result of this wine." The Wine Enthusiast stated that the wine "displays a rustic earth minerality along with the supple plum and black cherry fruit and is complex and layered, turning delicate despite its structured earthiness."Our winemaker, Nate Weis, notes that the 2008 Atlas Peak Syrah is a big wine with a rich body framed by ample lively acidity. The color is deep purple and on the nose there is spice and fruit, with black pepper and brambly black cherry aromas a...
  • 1/6-Micheal Horn & Nicole Nielsen visit with Laura Mohseni & David Duncan

    Jan 14, 2014 | 53 min
    Laura Booras Mohseni - GM, Riverbench Vineyard Riverbench Vineyard was established in 1973, when its first Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes were planted on the property. For years since then, some of the most renowned wineries in Santa Barbara County have purchased our fruit for their own wines. Over time Riverbench has become a prominent name for high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the Santa Maria Valley.In 2004, a group of local families purchased the property. Wine drinkers themselves, the owners quickly became enamored with the wine industry and decided to start producing their own wine label using small quantities of their exceptional fruit. Riverbench Winery was born.The first vi...
  • 12/30-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen visit with Gary Pisoni

    Dec 30, 2013 | 9 min
    Gary Pisoni - Founder & VisionaryAt Pisoni Vineyards & Winery, we are committed to growing the best grapes possible and producing exceptional handcrafted wines that represent our vineyard and the dedication of our family. When Jane and Eddie Pisoni started farming vegetables in the Salinas Valley in 1946, they had no idea what lie ahead for the future Pisoni generations. They started a heritage that continues today. Their son Gary, an avid wine collector, had ambitious dreams of his own vineyard. In 1982, against many obstacles, Gary planted his first 5 acres of vines. With the success of his first vineyard, he planted an additional 40 acres. Today Pisoni Vineyards consists primarily of Pino...
  • 12/23-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen visit with April Dewinters and Elliot Dolin

    Dec 24, 2013 | 53 min
    April Dewinters - Somerdale Cheese Somerdale International was founded in 1990 by business partners, Stephen Jones and Ernie Waldron. Since then the company has grown and we now export to over 50 countries around the World, supplying over 250 cheeses. For over twenty years, both Ernie and Stephen have searched the British countryside to bring you the very best of British Cheese.Long Clawson Blue Stilton  - The King of English Cheese, World Famous and PDO protected. This cheese is handmade and aged for 8 weeks. Its blue veins radiate outward from a natural, crinkly brown crust. Stilton can be made in only the three shires of Leicester, Nottingham, and Derby and nowhere else in the world.  Not...
  • 12/16-Michael Horn visits with Eric Johnson & Gavin Chanin

    Dec 16, 2013 | 53 min
    Eric Johnson - Winemaker, Talley Vineyards For three generations the Talley family has farmed in the Southern San Luis Obispo County. The tradition began in 1948 when Oliver Talley founded Talley Farms and started growing specialty vegetables in the Arroyo Grande Valley. During the 1970s extensive planting of wine grapes began in the neighboring Edna Valley and Santa Barbara County areas.  After observation and extensive analysis, Oliver's son, Don Talley, was convinced of the potential to grow high quality chardonnay and pinot noir on the steep hillsides above Talley Farms.  Don planted a small test plot in 1982 on the west hillside of the Rincon Vineyard that included chardonnay, pinot noi...
  • 12/9-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk with Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins and Michaela Baltasar

    Dec 09, 2013 | 53 min
    Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins - VP Sales and Marketing, Ancient Peaks We are a family-owned winery specializing in wines from our sustainably farmed estate Margarita Vineyard in the Paso Robles AVA on California’s Central Coast. Margarita Vineyard stands alone as the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles region, nestled into the rugged Santa Lucia Mountain range just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Margarita Vineyard resides on the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, which was first planted to grapevines by Franciscan missionaries in 1780. The name Ancient Peaks honors the tall peaks surrounding Margarita Vineyard, which were forged by the collision of the coastal plates. Over time, these same ge...
  • 12/2-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk to Morgen McLaughlin and James Ontiveros

    Dec 02, 2013 | 17 min
    Morgen McLaughlin - Executive Director, Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association Morgen McLaughlin is the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association a nonprofit membership organization representing over one hundred wineries in Santa Barbara County, California.  Previously she was the president and CEO of Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, a regional tourism marketing association in the Finger Lakes region of New York State and owned and managed a small vineyard and winery in Connecticut.  Morgen has undergraduate degrees in English and Secondary Education from Boston College and is completing her Wine Business Management Certificate from Sono...
  • 11/25-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen visit with Emma Swain & Andrew Murray

    Nov 25, 2013 | 24 min
    Emma Swain - St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery St. Supéry crafts three distinct tiers of wine to please wine lovers from the novice to the connoisseur. The estate grows all the grapes for our wine portfolio. ·         Napa Valley Estate Wines: Bright, smooth, fruit-forward flavors are featured in our flagship varietal, Sauvignon Blanc, as well as our Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Free Chardonnay and Moscato.·         Bordeaux Estate Blends: These seductive, multi-textured yet balanced wines include our Elú red blend and Virtú white blend.·         Single Vineyard Estate Wines: Only the best grapes from our estate vineyards are used for these concentrated, elegant wines. From our Dollarhide Esta...
  • 11/18-Michael Horn and Nicoile Nielsen visit with Tobin James

    Nov 18, 2013 | 53 min
    Tobin James - Tobin James Cellars Tobin (Toby) James grew up on a vineyard in Indiana, worked in a wine shop in Cincinnati and knew at the age of 18 that he would own a winery. He apprenticed at the Estrella River Winery, eventually being hired on full time and becoming their cellar master. From there, he headed to Eberle Winery to eventually make their wines with Gary Eberle. When Peachy Canyon started, the owner needed a winemaker. A deal was struck so that Toby would become the founding winemaker and also have the opportunity to continue making Tobin James Cellars' wine at the same facility. The very first wine Toby made won a spot on the coveted "top 100" wines of the year with the Wine ...
  • 11/11-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk with Ian Blackburn and Robin Kelly O' Conner

    Nov 12, 2013 | 53 min
    Ian Blackburn - Founder, LearnAboutWine.com Master of Wine Student and innovative wine industry spokesperson, Ian Blackburn drinks wine for a living. Since it was established in 1995, Ian Blackburn has worked on buildingLearn About Wine into the leading source for wine education and events in Southern California. LearnAboutWine was the first business of its kind: a wine education and event website dedicated to the education, service, and enjoyment of wine. Today LearnAboutWine has developed into Southern California’s premier company for wine education and events. Ian continues to innovate and focus on demystifying wine for everyone from the casual drinker to the potential collector. LearnAbo...
  • 11/4-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk with Fred Dame & Doug Margerum

    Nov 04, 2013 | 5 min
    Fred Dame - Master Sommelier, San Diego Food & Wine Festival Frederick L. Dame, Master Sommelier brings an impressive blend of experience, expertise and enthusiasm to the world of wine and cuisine. He is the first American to have served as President of the Court of Master Sommeliers Worldwide and assists restaurateurs and hoteliers in developing their wine programs in his role as Vice-President of Prestige Accounts, American Wine & Spirits of California. He is currently the President of the Guild of Sommeliers Education Foundation. He holds Honorary Professorships at Purdue University and The University of South Carolina. Dame's ability to transmit his passionate interest in wine make him a...
  • 10/28-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen visit with Larry Van Aalst and Jeff Faber

    Oct 28, 2013 | 53 min
    Larry Van Aalst - Sommelier/WCOW Show Host Host (The Sonoma Report), CRN Digital Talk Radio, Santa Rosa, CA The Equus Restaurant wine list was judged "Best of Show" in the 1995 and 1998 Sonoma County Harvest Fair. The gallery of Sonoma County wines, nearly 300 bottles hand-picked by their winemakers, sets the tone--wine country splendor in a classic setting. Larry Van Aalst, Equus Sommelier, has been selecting wines for Equus for over a decade. Larry has been judging at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair/San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for over a decade likewise, an opportunity for Larry to keep abreast of fine wines from California. Larry will discuss 2012 Sonoma harvest and crush and upda...
  • 10/21-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen talk with Ray Falkner & Morgan Clendenen

    Oct 22, 2013 | 53 min
    Ray Falkner - Falkner Winery Located in Temecula Valley, CA, Falkner Winery is a long time in the making.  Our story is one of passion, perseverance and of course great wine. Together they bring great business experience and a love for wine together to form a winery dedicated to producing high quality wines and a tasting room that generates fun and excitement. The winery opened July 1, 2000 with a joyous kickoff over the 4th of July. Based in the South Coast community of Temecula, the Falkner Winery is located near the crest of a 1500-foot hill that offers visitors a spectacular view of the valley below. The gift shop offers unique gifts and food products that allow visitors to purchase lunc...
  • 10/14-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk with Emma Swain & Morgen McLaughlin

    Oct 14, 2013 | 15 min
    Emma Swain - St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery  Harvest Updates: -St. Supéry’s 2013 harvest season kicked off with Sauvignon Blanc on August   20th. -Now that we are in week 8 of harvest, all of our Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon and Muscat Canelli, are  harvested, processed, and on their journey to becoming exceptional wine. -We were pleased with both the quantity of our yields and the quality of the grapes for all of our white varietals. -Our red varietals are also coming along nicely. We’ve finished harvesting Merlot and have just a few parcels of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot that still need to be picked. -We began bringing our reds in slightly early this year and are...
  • 10/7-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen visit with

    Oct 08, 2013 | 53 min
    Robin Kelley O’Connor - Wine Educator & International Wine Judge                                                                                     A leading wine educator, international wine judge, wine writer, and sommelier, Robin Kelley O’Connor recently joined Italian Wine Merchants (IWM), where he’ll be adding his thirty years of experience, authority and passion to seminars, dinner events, sales, offerings and wine education. In addition. Mr. O’Connor was previously Lead Specialist & Head of Wine, Americas for Christie’s Auction House. He is a Christie’s trained charity auctioneer. Prior to Christie’s, he was Director of Sales and Education for Manhattan wine and spirits retailer Sher...
  • 9/30-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen visit with Chase Carhartt

    Sep 30, 2013 | 17 min
    Chase Carhartt – Assist. Winemaker & Head of Marketing & Sales, Carhartt Vineyards The Vineyard - The ten-acre Carhartt Vineyard sits high on a mesa with maximum sun exposure and a soil structure that lends itself to the production of outstanding fruit. Planted in 1996, the vineyard is situated in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley appellation (AVA), blessed with a climate that is particularly suited to Rhône and Bordeaux varietals. The cool mornings quickly move into hot, sunny days that remain warm until sundown. The growing season is long, often stretching into late November, which allows the grapes to fully ripen and achieve their optimal balance of sugars, acids and spicy flavors. The T...
  • 9/23-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk with Morgen McLaughlin & Pamela Skidmore

    Sep 23, 2013 | 11 min
    MORGEN MCLAUGHLIN - EXEC DIRECTOR, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY VINTNERS Morgen McLaughlin is the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association a nonprofit membership organization representing over one hundred wineries in Santa Barbara County, California.  Previously she was the president and CEO of Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, a regional tourism marketing association in the Finger Lakes region of New York State and owned and managed a small vineyard and winery in Connecticut.  Morgen has undergraduate degrees in English and Secondary Education from Boston College and is completing her Wine Business Management Certificate from Sonoma State Universit...
  • 9/16-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk to Michael Traverso

    Sep 16, 2013 | 16 min
    Michael Traverso - Hospitality Manager, Williams Selyem - Sonoma County Single Malt Society Michael’s favorite food and wine pairing is truffle and egg pasta with butter, olive oil, and grated cheese—paired with an interesting Nebbiolo. Yes, you are correct, he is indeed of Italian decent. Michael started working with customers at the age of ten at his family’s grocery store, so you could say he has some experience getting to know people. As for wine, well that was as common on his family’s dinner table as salt and pepper. Combine his love of helping people with the traditions of enjoying wine over family dinner and conversation, and Michael was the perfect choice as Williams Selyem Hospital...
  • 09/13 Friday the 13th, Carson Daly, The Today Show, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine, Santana Among, Kennedy Center Honorees, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park 4, Jurassic World

    Sep 13, 2013 | 16 min
    Join Mike Horn on the  WEEKEND EDITION of THE PM SHOW talkin' about ALL the hot topics... Unlucky Birthdays: Celebrities Born on Friday the 13th Carson Daly Joining The Today Show On The Daily As Full Time Host! Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine & Santana Among 2013 Kennedy Center Honorees! J.K. Rowling Is Writing A Brand New Harry Potter Spin-Off Movie!!! Jurassic Park 4 Is Roaring Into Theaters With A New Name! Find Out When HERE! Then Jimmy Mac joins in for some football handicapping! Former bookie Jimmy Mac is a native of Jersey (“The only state which you don’t have to say the ‘New!’” as he’s fond of saying) and grew up with the real Sopranos. He even dated at least one of their daughters. Hi...
  • 9/9-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen talk with Guinevere Aide & Wes Hagen

    Sep 09, 2013 | 8 min
    Raw Chef Guinevere Aide Guinevere Aide is a graduate of Matthew Kenney Culinary;Level?s I, II & III. Previously a student of Bangkok?s;Blue Elephant Culinary, The Kitchen in the Castle Cookeryof Dublin, Ireland and various courses throughout CA thatinclude such lessons with Chef Jill Silverman; food andwine author of ?Skinny Bitch in the Kitch?; A New YorkTimes best seller. Prior to her career change, she workedfor nearly 9 years as a Real Estate Portfolio Officer. Heryears in Business and Hospitality management, love ofculinary arts and health issues pushed her to walk awayfrom it all in her pursuit of passions and better health. Outside of the academy you will most often find her outdoors,...
  • 9/2-Encore Broadcast Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen talk with Alexis Eaton & Al Jabarin

    Sep 02, 2013 | 10 min
    Alexis Eaton - PR Manager, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa - Kaanapali Fresh Kaanapali Fresh - A Culinary Experience - August 30 & 31 2013! Kāʻanapali Beach Resort presents the second annual Kāʻanapali Fresh, a two-day summer event highlighting Kāʻanapali as the premium spot for exquisite cuisine, meaningful experiences, and superb activities, August 30 and 31, 2013. The entire resort comes together to offer visitors exciting opportunities to sample chefs’ menus, learn about Grown on Maui products with Maui’s farmers, savor the beauty of Kāʻanapali, play on the beach, and simply enjoy the rich history of the land. Only Kāʻanapali offers this unique culmination of culinary creativity, memorable ex...
  • 8/26-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen talk with Randy Pitts & Larry Van Aalst

    Aug 26, 2013 | 13 min
    Randy Pitts - Harvest Moon Winery The Harvest Moon: the moon at and about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox.  In the legend of the Harvest moon, it is said that all full moons have their own special characteristics based primarily on the whereabouts of the ecliptic in the sky at the time of year that these moons are visible.  Harvest Moon Estate and Winery was founded on growing, producing and bottling world-class Russian River Valley wine in a balanced, elegant style. Our premise is that Russian River Valley Zinfandel can be just as layered and complex as any Pinot Noir or Bordeaux variety in the world and receive the same respect.  The Pitts family has grown qu...
  • 8/19-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen visit with Peggy Evans & Tobin James

    Aug 19, 2013 | 20 min
    Peggy Evans - Executive Director, Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association The Temecula Valley is located in a veritable paradise which encompasses an area including over 35,000 acres of rolling hills and vineyards.  Rural in nature, sustainable in farming practices and including an agricultural preserve known as the Citrus/Vineyard zone, the Temecula Valley is widely recognized as the 'jewel' of Riverside County.  We are centrally located and within an hours drive from San Diego, Orange County or the Palm Springs area.  Each of our family owned wineries are easily accessible and situated just close enough in proximity to one another to make your wine country tour a breeze.  Whether you're lo...
  • 8/12-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen talk with Alexis Eaton & Al Jabarin

    Aug 12, 2013 | 2 min
    Alexis Eaton - PR Manager, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa - Kaanapali Fresh Kaanapali Fresh - A Culinary Experience - August 30 & 31 2013! Kāʻanapali Beach Resort presents the second annual Kāʻanapali Fresh, a two-day summer event highlighting Kāʻanapali as the premium spot for exquisite cuisine, meaningful experiences, and superb activities, August 30 and 31, 2013. The entire resort comes together to offer visitors exciting opportunities to sample chefs’ menus, learn about Grown on Maui products with Maui’s farmers, savor the beauty of Kāʻanapali, play on the beach, and simply enjoy the rich history of the land. Only Kāʻanapali offers this unique culmination of culinary creativity, memorable ex...
  • 8/5-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen talk with Susan Cannon

    Aug 05, 2013 | 1 min
    Susan Cannon - Owner, Susan G. Cannon Estate Wines Susan Cannon is the owner of Susan G. Cannon Estate Wines in the greater Los Angeles area. Susan's Experience involves her being Regional Sales Manager at Silver Oak Wine Cellars, Regional Sales Manager at Trefethen & Shramsberg Vineyards. She is also a graduate of Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Napa, CA, UC Davis, UCLA, California Culinary Academy. PROUDLY REPRESENTING: Kapcsandy Family Vineyards | Lamborn Family Vineyards | La Sirena Winery |  Miro Cellars |  Grand Cru Imports | Grof Degenfeld Tokaji | Oakville Cross Wines | Six Sigma Winery|   Et Cetera Wine Company |  Domaine Georg Rafael | Laird Family Estate |  Consulting ...
  • 07/30 JEFF MAURO, HOT POCKETS, FOOD NETWORK, LARRY VAN AALST, PURDUE UNIVERSITY, INDY WINE COMPETITION, CHRISTIAN BUTZKE, DAN BARWICK

    Jul 30, 2013 | 4 min
    FOOD NETWORK'S OWN JEFF MAURO FROM THE SANDWICH KING GIVES US A SNEAK PEAK OF THE NEW AND IMPROVED, HOT POCKETS! As many have seen over the last year, Hot Pockets viral videos (David Hasselhoff to Snoop Dogg) have creatively stepped up their campaign into viral video sensations. Now along with Jeff are announcing a major makeover over regarding the sandwich line. During the segment, Jeff will go over some of the changes being made to the line and also talk some of the most memorable sandwiches he has made. For 30 years, HOT POCKETS® and LEAN POCKETS® brand sandwiches have provided hungry consumers a delicious any-time meal or snack, making it the hottest frozen sandwich across America. Made ...
  • 7/29-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen talk with Jim Fox & Beth Costa

    Jul 29, 2013 | 53 min
    Jim Fox - TV Analyst, King Care Foundation Member & LA Kings Alumni Association Jim Fox is in his 23rd season as the Kings’ television color commentator; joining Bob Miller in the booth for club broadcasts on FS West. Eighth on the Kings’ all-time scoring list, eighth in assists and ninth in goals with 479 points (186-293=479) in 578 games, Fox spent his entire 10-year career as a member of the Kings after being selected in the first round (10th overall) of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.  A three time 30-goal scorer, Fox enjoyed his most productive season in 1984-85 when he recorded 83 points (30-53=83), and in 22 career playoff games with the Kings, Fox had 12 points (4-8=12).  Over his playing ...
  • 7/22-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen visit with David Duncan and Stephanie Honig

    Jul 22, 2013 | 1 min
    David Duncan - Silver Oak Cellars Silver Oak is single-minded in the pursuit of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. For 40 years, we have produced delicious and distinctive Cabernets from our Napa Valley and Alexander Valley wineries. Each Cabernet is food-friendly, extensively aged to be drinkable upon release, and perfect for enjoying with friends or family. Stephanie Honig - Honig Vineyard and Winery Stephanie Honig was born in Havertown, Pennsylvania. When she was six years old, she moved with her family to Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating from high-school, Stephanie moved to Florida in 1994, where she attended Florida International University, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor’s d...
  • 7/15-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen talk with Larry Van Aalst & Morgen McLaughlin

    Jul 15, 2013 | 5 min
    Larry Van Aalst - CRN Host of the What's Cookin' on Wine Sonoma Wine Report Professional Wine Judge for the following:-West Coast Wine Competition-Grand Harvest Wine Competition-North of the Gate Wine Competition-San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition-Sonoma County Harvest Fair-Mendocino County Wine Competition-Santa Rosa Press Democrat Wine of the Week Morgen McLaughlin - Executive Director, Santa Barbara County Vintner's Association With the seventeen-million year old Transverse Mountain Range opening directly to the Pacific Ocean, the only one of its kind in North or South America between Alaska and Argentina, what happens when you don’t “Go west, young person!”? Happy Canyon of Santa B...
  • 7/8-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk with Gary Eisenberger and Chris Slaughter

    Jul 08, 2013 | 5 min
    Gary Eisenberger - President & Co-Founder, Karma Tequila Karma Tequila is produced from 100% blue agave grown in the highlands of Jalisco, a region referred to as the Napa Valley of Mexico and recognized for having the richest volcanic soil and ideal climate. Each agave is hand picked and tested ensuring that only the ripest agave is used. Authentic brick ovens slowly cook the agave allowing all the flavors to be captured in every sip. Karma’s distillery is family owned and operated utilizing traditional distilling methods that have been passed down from generation to generation for over 70 years. Karma100% agave tequila is handmade in small batches through a multiple distillation process en...
  • 7/1-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen visit with Bart O'Brien, Norm Yost and Damon Miele

    Jul 01, 2013 | 3 min
    Bart O'Brien - O'Brien Estate Napa Valley Barb and Bart got married the year after they met, had 2 children (Emily and Mason), and Bart pursued a career starting various companies. He told Barb he was an entrepreneur when they met. Her response was "I am going to have to marry you because all my sisters are married to Irish entrepreneurs". Barb had signed up for quite an adventure. They bought a house together in Piedmont when she became pregnant with Emily, then the house was sold after Emily was born to finance a temporary Halloween theme park venture called Scaregrounds. After Scaregrounds failed, Bart went back to high tech and joined Bill Paseman to found Calico Commerce, a software com...
  • 6/24-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk to Robin Kelley O’Connor and Cate Conniff

    Jun 24, 2013 | 4 min
    Robin Kelley O’Connor - Wine Educator & International Wine Judge                                                                                      A leading wine educator, international wine judge, wine writer, and sommelier, Robin Kelley O’Connor recently joined Italian Wine Merchants (IWM), where he’ll be adding his thirty years of experience, authority and passion to seminars, dinner events, sales, offerings and wine education. In addition. Mr. O’Connor was previously Lead Specialist & Head of Wine, Americas for Christie’s Auction House. He is a Christie’s trained charity auctioneer. Prior to Christie’s, he was Director of Sales and Education for Manhattan wine and spirits retailer She...
  • 6/17-Michael Horn & Nicole Nielsen talk to Morgen McLaughlin & Heather Muran

    Jun 19, 2013 | 53 min
    Morgen McLaughlin - Executive Director, Santa Barbara County Vintners Morgen McLaughlin is the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association a non-profit membership organization representing over one hundred wineries in Santa Barbara County, California.  Previously she was the president and CEO of Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association, a regional tourism marketing association in the Finger Lakes region of New York State and owned and managed a small vineyard and winery in Connecticut.  Morgen has undergraduate degrees in English and Secondary Education from Boston College and is completing her Wine Business Management Certificate from Sonoma State Uni...
  • 6/3-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen talk to Patsy McGaughy, Beth Costa & Dr Joel Fisher

    Jun 12, 2013 | 53 min
    Patsy McGaughy - Community Director, Napa Valley Vintners The Napa Valley Vintners’ (NVV) 33rd annual Auction Napa Valley was one for the record books, achieving $16.9 million in overall fundraising for healthcare and youth education nonprofits in Napa County. The American Wine Classic’s record-breaking results exceeded  the previous record of $10.5 million raised in 2005 by more than 60 percent, reaffirming Auction Napa Valley’s position as the world’s most celebrated charity wine event.  “Even after 33 years, Auction Napa Valley still has some surprises up its sleeve, commented   Shari Staglin, owner and CEO of Staglin Family Vineyard. “We are grateful to the bidders, the vintners and the ...
  • 6/10-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen visit with David Hunt & Robin Kelley O’Connor

    Jun 10, 2013 | 53 min
    David Hunt - Hunt Cellars It started over 20 years ago as a fantasy: living on a lush beautiful vineyard, producing your own style of favorite premium varietal wines that are well received and appreciated by those who have discovered the wines and shared them amongst friends. Now, drive along the scenic Highway 46 West, about three miles west of the 101 Fwy at Oakdale Road, you will find this dream has become reality for David Hunt, Winemaker and owner of Hunt Cellars, a winery committed to producing “Memorable Wines”. We believe that great wines leave indelible impressions when poured with wonderful meals and great friends and scintillating conversations. Hunt Cellars was founded on the phi...
  • 5/27-Encore Broadcast Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen talk to Tobin James

    May 27, 2013 | 53 min
    Tobin James - Tobin James Cellars Tobin (Toby) James grew up on a vineyard in Indiana, worked in a wine shop in Cincinnati and knew at the age of 18 that he would own a winery. He apprenticed at the Estrella River Winery, eventually being hired on full time and becoming their cellar master. From there, he headed to Eberle Winery to eventually make their wines with Gary Eberle. When Peachy Canyon started, the owner needed a winemaker. A deal was struck so that Toby would become the founding winemaker and also have the opportunity to continue making Tobin James Cellars' wine at the same facility. The very first wine Toby made won a spot on the coveted "top 100" wines of the year with the Wine ...
  • 5/20-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen visit with Lars Ryssdal & Barbara Balik

    May 20, 2013 | 53 min
    Lars Ryssdal - General Manager, Ackerman Family Vineyard As Ackerman Family Vineyard’s General Manager, Lars Ryssdal brings a robust history in winery brand management, wholesale beverage and restaurant trade experience to the team. Lars recently moved from the Seattle area where he was a fixture on the Northwest wine scene for over 25 years. His background as a wine educator and twice-certified sommelier brings extensive knowledge in establishing Ackerman Family Vineyards as a recognized boutique brand. Most recently, he served as Brand Manager for Corliss Estates Winery in the Seattle area before joining Ackerman Family Vineyards. Lars helped facilitate the careers of many aspiring sommeli...
  • 5/13-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen talk with Frederick Dame

    May 15, 2013 | 53 min
    Frederick L. Dame, Master Sommelier Frederick L. Dame, Master Sommelier brings an impressive blend of experience, expertise and enthusiasm to the world of wine and cuisine. He is the first American to have served as President of the Court of Master Sommeliers Worldwide and assists restaurateurs and hoteliers in developing their wine programs in his role as Director of Prestige Accounts for Beam Wine Estates. He is currently the President of the Guild of Sommeliers Education Foundation. Dame's ability to transmit his passionate interest in wine make him a natural teacher. One of just seventy-three Americans to have passed the Master Sommelier Examination, Dame was the first to successfully pa...
  • 5/6-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen visit with Wes Hagen

    May 06, 2013 | 53 min
    Wes Hagen  -  Winemaker, Clos Pepe Vineyards Wes Hagen: Vineyard Manager, Winemaker.  Wes has run the show here at Clos Pepe since 1998.  He manages the vineyard and the crew, communicates with our producers and fine-tunes viticulture to suit the stylistic needs of their winemaking.  Involving himself in every aspect of the planting, growing, harvest, crush, fermentation, aging, bottling, shipping and marketing (jncluding the photography and text in the website), Wes is passionate about his life's goal -- producing and celebrating world-class Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  From 1997-98, Wes researched and wrote the petition that established the Santa Rita Hills American Viticul...
  • 4/29-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen talk with Paul Clary

    May 02, 2013 | 53 min
    Paul Clary - Clary's Ranch Clary Ranch is located in the Petaluma Gap region of the Sonoma Coast AVA, about 5 miles due west of Petaluma and 11 miles from Tomales Bay. Clary Ranch Wines was founded by grower & winemaker Paul Clary, who planted the estate vineyards in 2000. The vineyards consist of 5 blocks of Pinot Noir on about 12.5 acres and 2 blocks of Syrah on about 2.5 acres. The Pinot Noir clones are Dijon 133 & 667, and Pommard 4. The Syrah clones are Syrah 174 and Shiraz 1. The Pacific winds blow strongly through the end of August, and the grapes depend upon the warm, still days of September and October to ripen. Clary Ranch is on the extreme edge of cool-climate viticulture on the c...
  • 4/22-Michael Horn and Nicole Nielsen talk with Kris Curran, Bruno D'Alfonso & Chris Slaughter

    Apr 28, 2013 | 53 min
    Kris Curran - D'Alfonso-Curran Wines Kris grew up in the Santa Ynez Valley. Her early love of animals cultivated her passion for science which, in turn, led her to earn an animal science degree at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  She became enticed by the scientific side of winemaking while working with Bruno at Sanford Winery and received her second bachelors from Fresno in winemaking.  Kris began as assistant winemaker at Cambria and later became a founding winemaker at Koehler and then at Sea Smoke Cellars, where she produced seven vintages. After leaving Sea Smoke, she worked as winemaker for Foley Wines from 2008 to 2010.  Although Kris is popularly known for crafting Pinot Noir, her passion...

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