Wine tasting etiquette with The Traveling Grape, Amanda Hagood. Then, go ahead, blend your wine at home with Chef Shelly Maddocks. Next, meet former marketing guy Larry Schaffer who is now being called the “Winemaker to Watch!” Finally, a conversation with the wonderfully irreverent Seattle Wine Gal.
Wes Hagen is on the show today talking about his recent article published in the LA Times Magazine describing how the Santa Rita Hills came to produce a world-class Pinot Noir; then Keith Saarloos shares with us the inner workings of a true family-run winery, then we get Amanda Hagood from The Traveling Grape and
Dave shares with the listeners what he would do in the Santa Ynez Valley if there were 48 hours in the day, then brings on Stacey Otte from the Wildling Art Museum in Los Olivos to share the museum’s dedication to preserving and educating the public about local wildlife. We close out the show with
David gets Louis Lucas from Lucas and Lewellen on the line to talk about what a legendary Central Coast wine maker is up to, then calls on Amanda Hagood, Marketing Director for Von Strasser in Napa and also owner of The Traveling Grape to talk marketing techniques and about trip planning in Napa and Sonoma.
This week, David pays tribute to Fess Parker, who passed away on March 17, takes a private wine tasting at Clos Pepe, then talks about the recent Solvang Century bike ride which attracts thousands of cyclists (and wine drinkers) to the Santa Ynez Valley.
This week, we catch up with Keith Saarloos to evaluate the wildly successful Sipper Bowl last weekend, then very special guest The Seattle Wine Gal comes on to talk about social media, and it’s use as an invaluable marketing tool for wineries.
The Sipper Bowl is here as Texas favorite Landon Winery takes on Local Heavyweight Saarloos and Sons! Dave is on location, broadcasting live coverage of the event!
In the ramp up to Sipper Bowl I next Saturday, we spend a full hour with good Grape Encounters buddy Keith Saarloos in a very candid interview that spans the spectrum from Sipper Bowl, to tricking sommoliers, to how to properly season beef… the Saarloos way.
Still on location, Dave takes a walk through Fess Parker Vineyards with Kris Parker, grandson of Fess Parker.
Dave goes on location as he talks to Steve Pepe of Clos Pepe about another type of product they make; olive oil!
This week we’re bringing you two HUGE guests for an amazing show! First up, it’s Chris Parker, grandson of Fess Parker here to talk about his grandfather’s legacy and the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn, then it’s Liz Wagner Summer up to theplate to talk about her publication, Central Coast Magazine and their upcoming Ultimate