Boutique Wine Box

Episode #464 – Boutique Wine Sampler

David talks with Bob Sweeney of The Boutique Wine Sampler, a curated collection of six 375 ml bottles, which showcases the best small-production and highly sought after artisan wines from Santa Barbara and Paso Robles, California. Each winery featured in the collection has consistently earned scores of 90+. Boutique Wine Sampler boxes will be at

Quality WIne Barrels Feature

Episode #463 – Quality Wine Barrels

David talks barrels with Lucas Brewer and Michael McGloughlin of Quality Wine Barrels in Arroyo Grande, CA. While working at one of California’s largest wineries in the late ‘90s, Quality Wine Barrels founder Roger Burson saw a need for obtaining reasonably priced high quality used wine barrels from trustworthy sources. With few options available apart

Catena Zapata Malbec

Episode #462 – Vino Argentino and The Wine Lover’s Apprentice

David talks about a book written by Laura Catena, a fourth-generation winemaker in the Uco Valley, Argentina. The book is Vino Argentino: An Insider’s Guide to the Wines and Wine Country of Argentina, and in this book part-wine-primer, part-cultural-exploration, part-introduction-to-the-Argentine-lifestyle, discover where to eat, what to see, and how to travel like a local with

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

Episode #461 – The World Wine Guys

David talks with MIKE DeSIMONE and JEFF JENSSEN, also known as the World Wine Guys, who are wine, spirits, food, and travel writers, educators, and hosts. They are award-winning journalists as well as best-selling and award-winning authors. They have been featured guests on the TODAY Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Better TV, and the CBS,

Experience Rose

Episode #460 – Experience Rosé!

Host David Wilson talks with Craig Palmer, co-founder along with Allen Habel, of “Experience Rosé,” a competition devoted exclusively to rosé. Experience Rosé is all about providing extraordinary experiences for everyone who revels in passion for Rosé and its infinite possibilities all year-long. Foodie to newbie. Wine maker to chef. Sponsor to volunteer. Because every day

Aaron Polsky

Episode #459 – Breaking the Myth about Mixing Wine & Spirits

Taking Wine into the Spirit World Host David Wilson talks creativity with wine with Aaron Polsky, master mixologist at Harvard & Stone bar in Hollywood. Aaron Polsky, the ambitious bartender behind LA’s Harvard & Stone, who is on a mission to make sustainability sexy and seamless while slinging first-rate cocktails to thousands at Coachella. Download

John Wagner of Peake Ranch

Episode #458 – Peake Ranch preview

This week, first David delves into how the real price of a bottle of wine breaks down – tracing a bottle of wine from the winery to the wine glass and how much it gets marked up along the way. Next, in an uncanny story of how life comes full circle, David visits with one

Episode #457 – Wente Vineyards

David visits the Wente Vineyard in Livermore, CA, the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery, founded in 1883. They are celebrating their 135th anniversary, and David talks with the “first family of Chardonnay,” Phil, Niki and Karl Wente about their family history, and the celebrated “Wente clone” that is prevalent in CA Chardonnay. Also, next

Chef William Carter and Winemaker Adam LaZarre

Episode #456 – Winemaker Adam LaZarre and Chef William Carter

Uncommon wine knowledge… There are no stupid questions when it comes to wine. The thing is, the questions most people are asking may not give you the knowledge you really need when it comes to wine. That’s why we invited world-renowned winemaker Adam LaZarre into the studio to tackle a few questions that we think

Hunt Cellars

Episode #455 – Hunt Cellars Winery and Santa Barbara Vinters Festival

David talks with David Hunt of Hunt Cellars, a winemaker, author, musician, lyracist and inventor. David lost his sight in his forties, and it hasn’t stopped him from making the most of each and every day. David (Hunt) believes that his “inner vision that can see a God-made world, not a man-made world.” David shares