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Wine Women – Shelby Green, Castello di Amorosa

Little did Shelby Green know at the time, but her grandfather’s affinity decades ago for V. Sattui wines would play a major role in her life. The assistant winemaker at Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui Winery began her career in wine at Ferrari Carano in Sonoma County. […]

Wine Women – Cathy Corison, Corison Winery

Cathy Corison arrived in Napa Valley a mere 48 hours after graduation from Pomona College. She’d taken a wine appreciation course at Pomona on a complete whim two years earlier and fell in love with wine for all the usual reasons. As a Biology major, her attention was drawn to […]

Wine Women – Martha Barra, BARRA of Mendocino

Martha Barra was not destined for the wine business from an early age. (Our show guests come to the wine business from all walks of life.) Martha’s journey into wine started with a walk down the aisle. She married Charlie Barra, a pioneer of organic grape growing in Mendocino […]

Wine Women – Simone F.M. Spinner, Art & Wine Pairing

Have you ever had a sip of wine and been transported to a memory of a painting (or vice versa)? Did a sip of a To Kalon Cabernet remind you of a Rembrandt? How about a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris reminding you of a Gauguin Tahitian beach scene? […]

Wine Women – Stu Smith, Smith-Madrone Pt.2

Stu and Charlie Smith have seen big changes in their 50 years at Smith-Madrone Vineyards in the Spring Mountain District of Napa Valley. In part two of our conversation with Stu to celebrate the winery’s golden anniversary, while tasting the wines the topics ranged from current and past droughts, […]

Wine Women – Stu Smith, Smith-Madrone Pt.1

Gobsmacked by the insanely beautiful view, the co-hosts couldn’t believe their good fortune at being invited to celebrate Smith-Madrone Winery’s 50th anniversary, with the founder himself: Stu Smith. Having set up a lovely table and chairs on the terrace overlooking their vineyard, as well as the Napa […]

Wine Women – Rachel LeRoy, HipMaps

“Your wines are grown where?” may be a question frequently heard by winery tasting room staff from their visitors. This is where our guest comes into the picture: Rachel LeRoy, founder and chief map designer at HipMapsTM, helps winery customers understand what makes each ones’ wine unique […]

Wine Women – Kari Auringer, Silver Trident Winery

Kari Auringer, winemaker at Silver Trident Winery, reminded us why we loooooooove recording our shows in-person. It was just so much fun to visit with Kari at the Silver Trident Tasting Home in Yountville, California. It would not have been the same recorded long-distance. Getting to see reactions […]

Wine Women – Alexi Cashen, Elenteny Imports

Alexi Cashen has had her work cut out for her these past couple of years. Between the stuck container ship in the Suez Canal, the pandemic, and the effects of the tariffs on European luxury goods (including wine), it’s all wreaked havoc on the freight forwarding and global shipping industries.

As […]

Wine Women – Lisa Strid, Aridus Winery

Lisa Strid is nearing her 5th year anniversary as the winemaker at Aridus Winery in Willcox, Arizona. Although she is a Wyoming native (with no vineyards anywhere near her home), she fell in love with wine while working alongside her uncle on his small vineyard and winery […]

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