Recorded weekly at The Panel Wine Lounge in Sonoma, California, WINE WOMEN Radio features members of the nonprofit, professional organization that’s focused on providing the tools, guidance and creativity for its members to attain wine industry prominence.

The show’s hosts include Marcia Macomber, Wine Women co-founder and marketing specialist; Lisa Adams Walter, publicist in wine, food and the arts; Misty Roudebush Cain, director of DTC and marketing, St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery, and other guest hosts. Honing in on current wine industry activities.


Reruns! TUNE IN TODAY at 3pm PT on @KSVY Sonoma 91.3 fm (or to live stream) as we revisit our summer show with @julielumgair consulting #winemaker @j.moss_wines in Napa. . . . #womeninwine #napacabernet #cabernetsauvignon ...

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NEW SHOW'S OUT! @colbynapa joined us at @fortunativineyards beautiful, new tasting room in #oakknoll on the #napavalley floor to talk about 10 years of @canvas_connect and the new @canvassingwinecountrymag she cofounded with editor @lisaadamswalter. Tune in/download at: or link in bio. . . . . #womeninwine #hospitalitybusiness #podcast ...

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#Repost @unwomen (@get_repost) ・・・ There are only 𝟮𝟬 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 with women Heads of State and/or Heads of Government. #WomenInPolitics are still underrepresented across all levels of power, especially at the top. #generationequality ...

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1303, 2020

Wine Women – Colby Smith, CANVAS

We sat down with Founder and Executive Director Colby Smith of CANVAS (Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma) at Fortunati Vineyards’ new tasting room in the Oak Knoll district of Napa Valley.

Having served the hospitality industry now for more than a decade, the Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma, CANVAS, is a dynamic organization comprised of outstanding leaders in the hospitality community. CANVAS Members continually provide guests to Napa and Sonoma with the best possible experiences. Colby is proud to have such dedicated and loyal individuals participating in the programs facilitated by CANVAS that benefit the local Community.

We learned of the natural tie in to the Napa/Sonoma wine community as these Professional Recommenders are also the voice of CANVAS – The Experience Magazine (Canvassing Wine Country). The magazine presents a fresh and unprecedented approach to discovering and telling stories about personalities, innovators, creators, wineries, destinations and businesses that woven together create the fabric of wine country. With this innovative and inquisitive editorial mission the voice, style and access of the magazine is unlike any prior wine country publication. (And conveniently and unsurprisingly, it is overseen by our very own Lisa Adams Walter, as editor of the magazine.)

Colby herself has been quite the fixture in Napa Valley for more than a decade. She moved to Napa Valley in 2005, where she immediately embraced the hospitality community by becoming a Concierge at Villagio Inn & Spa. (Now Hotel Villagio.) […]

603, 2020

Wine Women – ZAP! Joel Peterson, Godfather of Zinfandel

We first spoke with Joel Peterson, aka the “Godfather of Zinfandel,” during our podcast of the Historical Vineyard Society’s tasting event last fall. (Replay the show here.) That was our first introduction to his wealth of knowledge about California’s historic vineyards—but also about the versatility of zinfandel.

Whom better to learn from at ZAP! than Joel Peterson himself about the current State of America’s Grape?

Following our discussions with several zinfandel viticulturists, Peterson sat down with us to discuss how he got into the wine industry and what he’s learned over four decades in the industry. He got his start in late 1972, meeting Joe Swan. That led to a chance to learn the art of winemaking. We could say the rest is history, but that wouldn’t do service to his story.

You’ll need to tune in to hear about his childhood, growing up in a household of two chemists. His father was wine obsessed, eventually writing one of the first wine newsletters in the San Francisco Bay Area called The San Francisco Wine Sampling Society. As we are women-centric at the podcast, we want to give a shout-out to Peterson’s mother, Frances, who trained as a nuclear chemist worked on the Manhattan project at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Woot! Woot!

Now where does zinfandel fit in?

Conveniently for all of us, although Joe Swan wanted to specialize in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, he practiced his early winemaking with zinfandel. It was those first Joe […]