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

BottleShake

Episode #467 – Bottle Shake

David talks with Winston Tam of BottleShake.com, an innovative app that helps bring professionals together at wine bars or coffee shops to network and exchange ideas. BottleShake utilizes LinkedIn profiles to link people together and invite others to meet in person. Learn more at http://bottleshake.com/ Download this episode

Episode #465 – Somm Camp

David gets a visit from Christopher Sawyer, Sommelier to the Stars, and two Sommeliers attending SommCamp on the Central Coast. Guests include Chris Sawyer; Christopher Berrigan, Sommelier at Fleming’s Prime Steak House and part-time at Petitie Trois, a hot French bistro in Los Angeles; and Veronica Rauch, aka Ringo Firely, from the Patio Group of

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