Episode #490 – Mighway, Thousand Trails Camping and Sonoma County

We begin our Northern CA/Oregon RV adventure… picking up our Mighway RV in Oakland, CA, heading up north to Cloverdale in Sonoma and the Thousand Trails Russian River RV Resort! David talks with Mitch Craighead, Regional Manager, about the Thousand Trails camping concept that lets people subscribe to different regions (including many wine countries), a

Quality WIne Barrels Feature

Episode #488 – 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

Episode #487 – U.S. Wine Commerce, and Cannabis & Wine

David talks with Tom Wark, Executive Director of the National Association of Wine Retailers, and author of the Fermentation blog, about the challenges of wine buying and shipping in the U.S., due to states’ laws. Tom explains this complicated issue in an easy-to-understand way, but you should also check out his award-winning blog! To stay

Episode #485 – The Anniversary of the Tubbs Fire and Sustainability

On the anniversary of the devastating Tubbs Fire in Sonoma, David hosts Micheal O’Shea, co-owner of Amaturo Sonoma Media Group, owners of KSRO in Santa Rosa, discussing the documentary Urban Inferno, about the fires that devastated Santa Rosa in 2017. Michael’s radio station KSRO was the lifeline for many local folks and they won two

Episode #475 – California Wine Month

David talks about California Wine Month, and just about everything else under the sun, with Elaine Chukan Brown. Elaine serves as the American Specialist at JancisRobinson.com, a contributing writer with Wine & Spirits Magazine, and a speaker at events worldwide. Her work has been featured in World of Fine Wine, Decanter, Robb Report, MensHealth.com, GuildSomm.com, Wine Business Monthly, San Francisco Magazine,

Episode #474 – Winesong Artist of the Year, Tom Rodrigues

David talks wine, art, baseball and more with artist and winemaker Tom Rodrigues of Artevino wines of Maple Creek Winery. Tom has been an artist for many years, and this year has been chosen as WineSong’s Artist of the Year for 2018. Winesong is the premiere annual charity auction & wine + food tasting on

Episode #470 – What’s Hot in Wine and Wine Events, including WineSong

David chats with friend Chris Longo of Jensen’s Market about what’s new and changing in wine retail, and also with Jamie Peters of WineSong, an annual charity auction and wine + food tasting produced by the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation. Proceeds are used to enhance equipment, facilities and services at the Mendocino Coast District Hospital.

Episode #469 – Sean Taylor, Creator of RateMyWinemaker.com

David talks with Sean Taylor, creator of a new business, RateMyWinemaker.com, an anonymous forum for wine industry workers to anonymously rate their winemakers and harvest experiences. This is a site that will help any aspiring winemaker or wine worker to check out winery jobs around the world! Listen and learn more, and visit: http://ratemywinemaker.com/ Download this

Wente Vineyards

Episode #468 – 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