Our friends, Jeff Cohn from Sonoma, Anne Charlotte from France, have teamed up to make one barrel of wine, a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre from the Chateauneuf du Pape. We sit down and get the story behind the wine and taste some recent releases. Check it out!
Eric Story & Alison Smith Story started their small wine brand Smith Story Wine Cellars in 2014, funded by Kickstarter, sourcing small lots from family-owned vineyards. They met while working for K&L Wine Merchants and used their combined talents to create one of the most unique brands in wine country. Their dog, Lord Sandwich, […]
EP101: The guys open some nice wines and reflect on the past 100 shows. We discuss the rain and its affect on the crop this season. Huge thanks to all of our listeners out there, you are truly appreciated. Here’s to another 100 shows. Cheers !!
Wine writer Elaine Chukan Brown, a.k.a. Hawk Wakawaka, joins the show and talks about her journey from Alaska to wine country. What a strange trip indeed, from a 1-900 psychic operator to a contributing writer for Wine & Spirits Magazine and organizing seminars for some of the most talented Master Som’s in the world.
The Wine Makers sit down with our friend Ian Blessing, former sommelier at French Laundry and Bouchon, now working for the “premier” Cab producer in California. We’ll let him tell the story…..
From her first un-oaked Chardonay to a true array of beautiful whites and reds. Cindy is one of Sonoma’s best!
“Passaggio, Italian for ‘pass through’, reflects my winemaking journey; new adventures with each vintage, exploring traditional and off-the-beaten-path varieties. I’m fortunate to be able to source hard to find grape varietals along with traditional ones.” […]
The guys sit down this week with Blair Guthrie from Guthrie Family Wines. From beginnings as a graphic designer in New Zealand to one of the valley’s more interesting winemakers, Blair brings his youth, direction, energy and fun to his diverse line-up. He is also a long term winemaker for Stewart Cellars, making big, […]
EP95: Without a doubt, one of the most wonderful afternoons we’ve ever had at The WineMakers, was when Jean Arnold Sessions dropped by this week. Jean has been one of more influential people in the wine business in Sonoma, whether guiding business and marketing strategy as a consultant or being CEO of one the […]
The guys sit down with Jillian, owner and winemaker at Onesta and talk about how she gets to “travel up and down the West Coast, finding solutions for other winemaker’s problems” while making beautiful single-vineyard Rhône varieties that are true expressions of the place. Most of it is sold directly to the consumer, sold […]