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Hear the top restaurant sommeliers and wine experts share their stories, inspiration and wine picks.

Hear the top restaurant sommeliers and wine experts share their stories, inspiration and wine picks.
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Hear the top restaurant sommeliers and wine experts share their stories, inspiration and wine picks.

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English


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Cindy Daniel of Healdsburg SHED Shares Her Shop and Insights

7/24/2017
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Join us today in Healdsburg California, on the northern end of Sonoma County at Healdsburg Shed, with founder Cindy Daniels. Daniels and her husband opened the stunning Shed to highlight agriculture in the area, aiming “to promote good food, farming, cooking and good eating”— and help people make the links between all of those. The […] The post Cindy Daniel of Healdsburg SHED Shares Her Shop and Insights appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

Duration: 00:19:31


Karl Wente of Wente Vineyards in Livermore Valley California

6/13/2017
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What a conversation with Karl Wente, who hails from the oldest continuously operating family-owned winery in California; Wente Vineyards. Hear 5th generation Karl (who towers tall at 6’7″ by the way) talk about his passion for wine, his family heritage and the Wente Chardonnay clone, which makes close to 80% of all Chardonnay grown in California […] The post Karl Wente of Wente Vineyards in Livermore Valley California appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

Wine Tasting with Jon Emmerich of Silverado Vineyards

5/19/2017
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Today, we’re back at Silverado Vineyard tasting wine with Winemaker Jon Emmerich. You’ll learn more about the Stags Leap District here in Napa Valley and taste through the following wines with him: 2013 Silverado Vineyards Geo Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville 2013 Silverado Vineyards Solo Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District Check out their video on the property […] The post Wine Tasting with Jon Emmerich of Silverado Vineyards appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

Silverado Vineyard’s Jon Emmerich on SommTalks

5/8/2017
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Tune in for Top Winemaker and 28-year veteran Jon Emmerich as he discusses his many harvests at Silverado Vineyards. Watch a captivating video on the history of the property, the owner’s– The Millers– and their philosophy of winemaking. Wine Talks: 23 Conversation to Becoming a Wine Connoisseur : our New Audio Book Don’t forget to get […] The post Silverado Vineyard’s Jon Emmerich on SommTalks appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

SommTalks Wine Tasting Series with Castello di Amorosa’s Brooks Painter

4/24/2017
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Please remember that our first audio book launched this week! Download the book: Wine Talks; 23 Conversations to Becoming a Wine Connoisseur And Now, for this week’s show: Director of Winemaking Brooks Painter Taste with Us Tune in this week for a comprehensive tasting of the wines of Castello di Amorosa with Director of Winemaking Brooks […] The post SommTalks Wine Tasting Series with Castello di Amorosa’s Brooks Painter appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

Castello di Amorosa Director of Winemaking Brooks Painter Joins Us

4/16/2017
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Happy Easter, Listeners! This week, we had the honor of a lunch and 10-year anniversary retrospective tasting of the wines of Castello di Amorosa. Tune in here to listen to veteran winemaker and Director of Winemaking Brooks Painter discuss the painstaking details of this 13th century castle, built over 14 years in Calistoga by Dario […] The post Castello di Amorosa Director of Winemaking Brooks Painter Joins Us appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

SommTalks Set to Release One of the First All-Audio Wine Books: Wine Talks

4/9/2017
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Wine Talks Book Soon to be Released by SommTalks Tune in here to listen to the audio overview of our soon-to-be-released : Wine Talks: 23 Conversations to Becoming a Wine Connoisseur Wine Talks is one of the first all-audio wine books available online. An extension of the veteran journalist’s popular podcast SommTalks on iTunes, the […] The post SommTalks Set to Release One of the First All-Audio Wine Books: Wine Talks appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series with Kieran Robinson

4/1/2017
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Tasting Kieran Robinson Wines We’re back here in Healdsburg area at Kieran Robinson Wines tasting a few of Robinson’s limited production wines. Both of these wines pay homage to his home town of Philadelphia. The first, a magenta-colored sparkling wine has a sense of whimsy: it’s his pét-nat (pétillant naturel) called Kieran Robinson Sparkling Brigade. It’s […] The post SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series with Kieran Robinson appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

Brothers Run Valette Restaurant Healdsburg with Nod to Local Artisans

3/26/2017
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Located just off the square in Healdsburg, California this former bakery transformed into Brothers Aaron Garzini and Dustin Valette Valette Restaurant Healdsburg. Ninety-five percent of the produce crafted into dishes here isn’t just local from Sonoma, it’s from gardens located less than a single mile from the restaurant. Valette grows his own micrograms right inside […] The post Brothers Run Valette Restaurant Healdsburg with Nod to Local Artisans appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

Visit Healdsburg’s Kieran Robinson Wines with Us

3/12/2017
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Wines of Kieran Robinson In this episode, we travel to West Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg CA, on the northern end of Sonoma County. We meet with Kieran Robinson of his namesake wines, where he produces Viognier and Syrah, not to mention an intriguing natural sparkling wine (a pétillant naturel), as well. We’ll taste his […] The post Visit Healdsburg’s Kieran Robinson Wines with Us appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

Wine Tasting with Altamura’s Frank Altamura at Ciccio Yountville

3/5/2017
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This week, we’re back to Yountville’s Ciccio restaurant with proprietor and Altamura winemaker Frank Altamura. Spoiler Alert: you’ll hear a busy working kitchen in the background during this episode. Their 400-acre Wooden Valley ranch produces an award-winning California Cabernet, in addition to the more unique Italian varietals Sangiovese, Negroamaro and Nebbiolo. The wines are all […] The post Wine Tasting with Altamura’s Frank Altamura at Ciccio Yountville appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

Wine Tasting with Kerrin Laz of K. Laz Wine Collections

2/26/2017
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Wine Tasting with Kerrin Laz is a great way to prepare for your Oscar Party Today we tasted a few winners such as : Laz loves Chardonnay and admits that there’s a huge spectrum of quality, from lean and austere to over the top oak-driven. It’s harder to find a great Chardonnay and when she […] The post Wine Tasting with Kerrin Laz of K. Laz Wine Collections appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series with Three Sticks Winemaker Bob Cabral

2/19/2017
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Today, we’re back at Three Sticks Wines with winemaker Bob Cabral to taste several of the wines such as: 2015 Three Sticks Gaps Crown Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast Cabral calls this wine expressive, with minerality, lychee and tropical fruits. The wine is not fined or filtered in the winery and it ages in only indigenous yeast. […] The post SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series with Three Sticks Winemaker Bob Cabral appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

Hewn Bakery Ellen King on Hand Forged Artisan Bread

2/11/2017
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Artisan and Locally Milled Grains with Ellen King at Hewn In preparation for an article coming out soon in the Chicago Tribune Food & Drink section on locally milled artisan grains at Chicago bakeries, todays episode goes behind the scenes at one of the more remarkable artisan bread shop in the Chicago area. Today, we […] The post Hewn Bakery Ellen King on Hand Forged Artisan Bread appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

Collectible Napa Valley Cabernet at K. Laz Wine Collection

2/3/2017
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K. Laz Wine Collection Yountville Tasting Room It’s the Who’s Who of the California wine world in this episode of SommTalks. Tune in to hear informative and passionate Kerrin Laz talk about her access to the wines she pours in her Yountville tasting room K. Laz Wine Collection. Laz is consider THE authority on California wine, […] The post Collectible Napa Valley Cabernet at K. Laz Wine Collection appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

Venerable Three Sticks Winemaker Bob Cabral Talks Pinot Noir & Chardonnay in Sonoma County

1/30/2017
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Three Sticks Winemaker Bob Cabral Re-Caps an Amazing Transition Listen on as venerable winemaker Bob Cabral talks about his fame-establishing career with William Selyem and his transition to Three Sticks Wines in Sonoma. Cabral talks of his love for specific sites where Pinot Noir and Chardonnay express themselves and his new mission to usher in […] The post Venerable Three Sticks Winemaker Bob Cabral Talks Pinot Noir & Chardonnay in Sonoma County appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

Nile Lazerle of Mad Fritz talks Beer in Napa Valley

1/20/2017
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Wowed by Napa Valley Beer Mad Fritz For a real eye opener in this wave of craft beers, take a look, listen and then go taste the beers of Brewmaster Nile Lazerle of Mad Fritz in St. Helena, California. Learn a bit about Lazerle’s history as a winemaker and fermentation scientist then his foray into […] The post Nile Lazerle of Mad Fritz talks Beer in Napa Valley appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

SommTalks Wine Tasting with Ridgely Evers of DaVero

1/15/2017
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Tasting the Wines of DaVero Farms and Winery If you tuned in a few weeks ago, you heard the fascinating interview with DaVero Farms and Winery owner Ridgely Evers. You can here that one right here. Now, tune in for the tasting portion of the interview and get the virtual sips of several of […] The post SommTalks Wine Tasting with Ridgely Evers of DaVero appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

Taste Portuguese Wines with Liz Mendez of Vera Chicago

1/6/2017
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Loving Those Portuguese Still Wines with Liz Mendez of Vera We know our Port but do we all give the still wines of Portugal enough attention? Listen in as Liz Mendez of Vera Restaurant in Chicago picks a few of her favs. Mendez is best known for her encyclopedic knowledge of Sherry, and she discussed […] The post Taste Portuguese Wines with Liz Mendez of Vera Chicago appeared first on SOMMTALKS.

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series with Vance Rose of Grieve Family

12/30/2016
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SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series: Grieve Family Winery Winemaker Vance Rose Walks Through a Tasting Winemaker Vance Rose talks to us and shares several of the estate grown Sauvignon Blancs from Grieve Family. Watch a few of the videos of the property then taste these wines with us. The first wine we taste is: 2014 Grieve […] The post SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series with Vance Rose of Grieve Family appeared first on SOMMTALKS.
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