This week the guys welcome Jordan Kivelstadt of Kivelstadt Cellars. Jordan, the Wayward Son has driven wines in all new styles of packaging, from wine on tap from a keg to premium wine in cans. Needless to say, a lively discussion occurred. Wine in CANS?! John is not a fan, Bart and Brian are. […]
Recorded live at The Girl & The Fig in Sonoma, John is back after his hip operation and the Wine Makers’ host a party for Nicole Rolet from Chene Bleu in the French Rhone region. This is a fascinating and funny episode so don’t miss, special thanks to Sondra Bernstein for hosting.
EP52: Memorial Day 2018 – On this episode we welcomed Melani, a loyal listener of the show and an active duty nurse with the US Navy along with all of her friends from Tennessee, San Diego and Washington at the world famous Rhone Room to hang out and drink some wine.
Melani has recently decided […]
Todd is a certified specialist of wine, sake professional, and currently runs one of the the coolest little wine clubs in Sonoma. Head out of town on Napa St. and drive eight blocks.On your left is a building with a deli and a wine shop. Ask for Todd.
Listen to this episode and you […]
Chef Ari Weiswasser cut his chops at some of New Yorks best restaurants, including Daniel, Corton and Picholine. After a couple years at the French Laundry in Yountville, the young chef decided to open up his own spot, Glen Ellen Star, with his wife Erinn Benziger.
We talk about food, family and balance.
This episode was recorded from our hotel room at the Hospice du Rhone event in Paso Robles. We were joined by Isabel Gassier who left her family winery in France to come work with Bedrock Wine Company and Enterprise Vineyards in Sonoma.
Phil Coturri stops by to talk about Saxum Vineyards and drinking wines […]
Sheana Davis is an American cheesemaker, chef, culinary educator and owner of the Epicurean Connection in Sonoma. In 2009, Sheana proudly released her own cheese, Delice de la Vallee, which in 2010 won an ACS 1st Place. She talks about wine pairing, the history of cheese in Sonoma, and the current wave of young […]
This week we welcome Ian Blessing from the French Laundry and open up some 1970 Margaux and some old non-vintage Champagne. Sam and Bart discuss the recent rain storms and how they’ll affect the vineyards.
Recorded at Bart Hansen’s house on Sonoma Mountain over-looking some of the most historic vineyards in the County.
This week we welcome Jeff Bundschu from the historic Gundlach-Bundschu Winery. This Sonoma landmark planted vines in 1858 and has been harvesting grapes ever since. Jeff shares his deep passion of music and wine, and their relationship to each other in his own life. We learn about his family hi-jacking a train and kidnapping […]
From the World-Famous Rhone Room in Sonoma, CA a conversation with two of Sonoma’s most innovative vintners ever, Morgan Twain Peterson and Chris Cottrell.
Discussing their ideas for an extensive new line of wines, saving Heritage Vineyards and what the ‘wine life’ is really all about. Drop by the General Hooker House when you’re in […]