David takes issue with wine descriptions that leave consumers scratching their heads in bewilderment. David calls upon reknowned wine-maker and judge Wes Hagen to translate the verbosity and point listeners to some amazing cellar-stocking bargains.
This week, David responds to listener comments, then David tries every which way to get our resident wine philosopher Keith Saarloos to divulge his top-secret whereabouts. Finally, the immensely popular Chef Shelly Maddocks tells listeners what to do with wine that’s too bad to drink, but too good to throw away.
For several weeks, David has wanted to spend a significant portion of the show shooting the breeze with one of the most interesting characters in the wine business — AVA author, winemaker, philosopher, innovator, wine judge and Renaissance Man Wes Hagen.On this show, Dave will also talk about HR5034; an intimidating piece of alcoholic beverage
This week: How resistant are wine drinkers to the notion of using screw cap and synthetic enclosures? We found an expert with all the answers! Then, and interview with our favorite wine maker and philosopher, plus lots of random thoughts about things you probably ponder in your sleep.
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!