The guys meet up with Winemaker Casey Graybehl to talk over his line of Grenache wines and how all of this fits into the holidays. Brian and Bart get Casey really talking about his background, his time in France and what it’s like to move from a “Garage-ista” to having a full line of […]
Brian Casey scores for The Wine Makers, bringing our good friend Kieran Robinson from Kieran Robinson Wines as our guest this episode. Kieran’s fascinating background, from Phili to the Cotie Rotie, has given him a true appreciation for the deep-rooted French and American viticulture and winemaking philosophies.
After being so rudely interrupted by the horrendous Nor-Cal fires, The Wine Makers invite you back to Sondra Bernstein’s Rhone Room for a show originally intended for release on October 13th. Let the world know Sonoma and Napa are indeed open for business and are really on track.
Our guests are Ian Blessing from The […]
The guys finish covering the Nor-Cal fire and all the sordid details of unemployment and destruction. Help us recover by getting to Sonoma and support the best wine in the world.
Sam, Brian and John get together to provide an in-depth look at the Sonoma-Napa fire. Sam spent his week on the fire line providing the nation, via Facebook a close-up, brutally honest view of the fire, its current damage and the damage to come for the town of Sonoma. The fires are still burning […]
LIVE for the first time from Sondra Bernstein’s new tasting house, “The Rhone Room”, the guys introduce you to the new generation of Sommeliers. Meet Brandon Montalvo from Sante’ and Ian Blessing from The French Laundry.
We introduce Dane Cellar’s new Chenin Blanc and discuss the fine points of wines with a background story, from […]
The grapes continue to flourish in the fields. Weather has made a real impact on harvest because of the temperature swings over the last couple of weeks.
Sam and John kick around some of the Real history in Sonoma Valley and how it impacts the wine that is grown here.
We’ve got more memories of Sondra […]
EP21: The Guys have a first taste of Pinot Noir in a can from up in Oregon. It’s also Bart Hansen’s birthday! Boxes, cans, screw-tops…it’s all in the fruit not the packaging. So drink more Grenache!
A special shout-out to Sondra Bernstein for throwing her intimate little party for Grenache Day and Bart’s birthday. […]
EP20 The guys are cut in half today because of the most important part of making wine…Harvest and Crush. Brian and John kick around the fact that Harvest workers put in the longest and hardest work weeks of the year in just getting the grapes off the vines and to the winery crush facilities.
Bart and Sam rant about the Federal Gov. and labeling. A massive wine scam in France sent executives to jail. Sam and Bart say there are wineries in Sonoma that spill more in a day than the whole production of their small wineries.