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

World of Pinot Noir and Christopher Sawyer

Episode #451 – Chris Sawyer and the World of Pinot Noir

David talks with one of our most favorite somms, Christopher Sawyer, “the Sommelier to the Stars,” all about The World of Pinot Noir event, and why it’s ok for you to like, or not-like, different varietals… including Pinot!   Follow Chris’s events and blog at: http://sawyersomm.com/     Download this episode

Pairing WInes with Movies with Chris Sawyer

Episode #397 – Pairing Wine with Movies… Now THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT!

He’s known around the country as the Sommelier of the stars. That’s because both Hollywood and corporate elite turn to him for wine advice. Christopher Sawyer is without a doubt one of the most colorful figures in the wine business, and if there’s a major event or wine competition, you can bet that Chris is

Episode #239 – Oscar’s Taste In Wine: Pairings for the Best Motion Pictures

Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is just around the corner and this week on Grape Encounters, host David Wilson welcomes internationally-renowned sommelier and wine journalist Christopher Sawyer to pair wines with Best Picture nominees. Sawyer is Sommelier at the Carneros Bistro and Wine Bar at the Lodge at Sonoma, but he’s also a significant