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Harvest Time With Winemaker Byron Kosuge On The Varietal Show

The Varietal Show gets situated in the Russian River Valley with winemaker Byron Kosuge! He takes a pause from harvest activities at Small Vines Wines (with proprietor Paul Sloan above), to discuss winemaking and vineyard history. Together we see and taste some unfinished Chardonnay and Pinot from B. Kosuge Wines.

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Getting Cozy At Nick’s Cove On The Varietal Show

We are talking Table With A View, literally and actually! The Varietal Show is at the famous Nick’s Cove in Tomales Bay with proprietor and book author Dena Grunt. Together we sip mimosas, discuss coastal life and go into a wee bit about the restaurant history.

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Passion For Pinot at Gravenstein Grill on Sept 30th!

Enjoy an outdoor Sonoma County Pinot Noir wine tasting paired with light appetizers by Chef Simontacchi & Chef Garcia at Gravenstein Grill, located at 8050 Bodega Ave in Sebastopol.

Passion For Pinot/Thursday September 30th/ 5:30-7:30/$55 per guest

The stellar wine guests include Trombetta Wines, Marimar, Belden Barn, Keller Estate, Balletto Vineyards, CalStar Cellars, Carpenter Wines, Emeritus, Thomas George Estates, Freeman Vineyard, Bricoleur Vineyards, Halleck Vineyards, Hartford Court, Moshin, Papapietro-Perry, Radio Coteau, Rodney Strong, Joseph Swan Vineyards, Benovia, Bacigalupi & MORE!

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The Varietal Show Talks BAMM & TWF In The Cellar!

Fun time in the Sawyer Somm cellar with BAMM Co-founder Alethea Brown on The Varietal Show. Together we taste and discuss some featured wines for the 2021 Telluride Wine Festival (TWF!) including Rodney Strong, Chehalem, Stoller and History wines.

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#GoMendo All Over The Place On The Varietal Show!

With the recent return of The Varietal Show to Mendocino Wine Country, I want to revisit and share the episodes from my previous visit! After you watch the current episodes at Navarro Vineyards and Drew Family Cellars, then scroll down to really #GoMendo!

Get Your Tickets To Telluride Wine Festival: Sept 23-26!

A little delayed this year for safety but IT IS ON! Check out the details at Telluride Wine Festival and join the 40th Anniversary celebrations throughout the week of September 23-26.

I am hosting four spectacular seminars with amazing wines from Acumen, Felix Solis Avantis, Davis Bynum, Rodney Strong, Chehalem, Stoller, Three Wine Co., The Lineage Collection, Chappellet, J. Lohr, The Storm Cellar, Santa Ynez Valley, Kind of Wild and more. . . WINERIES, it is not too late to register and come along! Email me back to find out more.

WINE LOVERScheck the schedule and join my seminars for delicious wines and lively discussions including:

  • Red Wine Heaven! Pinot Paradise
  • What’s a Rhone? The Art of Blending
  • New Altitude! Pure Mountain Wines
  • Exploration Tour of Secret Varieties

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! Christopher

Throw back to a pre-pandemic year, still loads of fun but without the crowding this time!

Drinking With Drew Family Cellars On The Varietal Show

Come along to the Islands in the Sky when The Varietal Show makes a return trip to the Mendocino Ridge, with Star Winemaker Jason Drew of Drew Family Cellars! At this idyllic high elevation winery, where both grapes and apples grow, we taste FaƮte De Mer Farm Pinot Noir, Estate Midslope Pinot Noir & The Field Blend GSM Red Wine.
#GoMendo #MendoWines

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The Varietal Show At Navarro Vineyards In Mendocino!

Can you say Edelzwicker? Talking about this award winning wine and others with Winemaker Jim Klein of Navarro Vineyards. Join The Varietal Show on this Anderson Valley stop near Philo, along Hwy 128 in Mendocino County to taste their spectacular Edelzwicker, Pinot Noir and Riesling. #GoMendo #MendoWines

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Tasty Talk At Trelio on The Varietal Show!

Cruising along Hwy 99, on my early May road trip I stopped in at the spectacular restaurant oasis Trelio, in the central valley town of Clovis, for some double somm time on The Varietal Show with my friend Chris Shackelford, and his dad Jim: Off the spectacular wine list we share a bottle of Claudio Vio 2019 Pigato (Riviera, Ligure di Ponente, Liguria, Italy), so join us for a good talk and delicious tasting!

Visit TRELIO Restaurant in Clovis, CA: Located at 438 Clovis Ave #4: Call for details 559-297-0783!

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For Sale: Furniture Seeking Wine!

A message from my friends Dean & Jack:

“Greetings fellow collectors,
We are relocating and with that, downsizing our wine storage capacity. We have a few accessories which hopefully will find new and happy places to reside!
We will gladly deliver anywhere in Sonoma & Napa County. Thanks!”

There are some pictures and prices for you to peruse below. Please give them a call if you are interested or have questions (wine not included)! Dean & Jack 707-538-8308

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  • #1- (top of post) 24 bottle adjustable/versatile rack with wider side supports. $15
  • #2- (above left) Walnut finish vertical storage racks x7: Each has 4 columns of 11 bottles per column. $45ea
  • #3- (above right) 18 bottle doweled wine rack. Natural (unfinished). $15
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  • #4- (above left) Stackable/adjustable versatile wine rack. Capacity: 72 bottles. $35
  • #5- (above right) Antique secretary desk; perfect accompaniment to a wine/any room. Storage above/below writing area. Writing platform folds up. Antique brass candle holders attach to each side (not shown). $500 (price negotiable).