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Wine & Flowers on CPTV, Thursday April 15th!

Join the Vineyard Vixen & Sawyer Somm for CellarPass TV, broadcasting Thursday from 6PM – 7PM Pacific. In this episode, we’ll get exclusive interview with Sales & Marketing Director of Acumen Wines, Diana Schweiger, special guest, and Jesse & Ty Hiss, of Fresh Sends, Colorado-based florists on a mission to freshen up the cookie-cutter floral industry and redefine floral delivery.

Register online & pre-order the Acumen “Diamonds and Roses” Collection which includes 2020 Acumen Wines Rose, 2016 Acumen Wines Edcora Cabernet Sauvignon & Michel G Brut Rose Champagne .

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Cross The Oregon Border To Troon With The Varietal Show!

Following the birth of Troon Vineyard in Oregon’s Applegate Valley, from the ground to the glass with star winemaker Craig Camp. Join Sawyer Somm on The Varietal Show as we taste some amazing certified Demeter Biodynamic wines; Piquette, Applegate Valley Vermentino, Kubli Bench Amber and Glou-Glou.

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CPTV Special with Owen Edwards & Richard Baron

Last week CellarPass TV had a high geared episode with media veterans, former editor of Cosmo Magazine, Owen Edwards and former Art Director for Road & Track Magazine, Richard Baron.

We had a fun packed episode that took the discussion to the famous wine region Montalcino and savory gems Dutton Estate & Lasseter Family Winery, representing Sonoma Country Wine Month. Listen in for fast cars, motorcycles, Michelin Star restaurants and so much more!

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Barry Herbst & The Varietal Show Visit The Locanda Villa

Earlier this year The Varietal Show took Barry Herbst and his amazing Bottle Barn palate, along to taste some Locanda Estate Wines with winemaker Brian Graham. We WINE GEEKED OUT on their Cabernet Sauvignon from Beckstoffer & Chardonnay from Los Carneros. Join in for this tasting, along with an intimate discussion of the wines, and intriguing analysis of Brian’s winemaking techniques.

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CellarPass TV talks About Fast Cars & Wine! Thursday April 1st

Vroom Vroom! On CellarPassTV this week, two veterans of the media publishing industry, spanning fashion, lifestyle and one of our favorite subjects, fast cars! Join us to meet Owen Edwards and Richard Baron. Let’s hear their fascinating stories over some classic Italian wines: Three Pears Pinot Grigio & Banfi Brunello di Montalcino.

Login Thursday April 1, 6-7pm at CellarPass TV or catch it on the flip side at their You Tube channel!

SIFF Wine Competition: Enter Now Through April 5th!

The splendor of the Sonoma International Film Festival may be coming to a close but your wines can still participate! Info below for more details or contact Chay Woerz.

4th Annual SIFF Wine Awards: Sponsored by Safe Harbor Wine Storage &Presented by San Francisco Magazine

How To Enter: Select the categories you want to enter from the list below.  Then provide 2 bottles of wine for each of the categories you are entering.

Deliver wines to SIFF office: Located above Maya Restaurant (103 E Napa Street, Ste. B, Sonoma) by April 5th, 2021.

CATEGORIES! BEST Sparking Wine, Chardonnay, Aromatic White Wine, Pink Wine (still), Red Wine Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Dessert Wine, Port Wine, Sake (NEW)

Winners receive digital laurels to use for your marketing and a framed certificate to hang in your winery or tasting room as well as some serious bragging rights!

Judging will be organized and executed by sommelier Christopher Sawyer and panel of wine experts, on April 9th

The winners will be announced prior to the SIFF Saturday Film Screening on April 24th.

Following the screening the Awards Presentation will then be available on our SIFF Food and Wine Vimeo channel for those that missed it. We encourage you to send us virtual tasting content (10 minutes max) and any special offer (need link, description and promo code) you may have to share with our audience.

Deadline for wine submissions is April 5th and we will need your video by April 15th.

The Varietal Show Visits Joel Aiken in Napa Valley

The historic Morisoli Vineyard, pictured above, is the progenitor of many fine wines, including the bottle I shared with superstar winemaker Joel Aiken! Join our conversation on The Varietal Show, to hear about many compelling topics, then check out this “historic” Rutherford Dust blog post that I dug up from Sawyer Somm past.

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Visit JM Cellars With CPTV: Thursday March 25th

CellarPass TV is very excited to have John Bigelow, proprietor and vintner of JM Cellars located in Woodinville, Washington this week, Thursday, March 25th at 6PM Pacific.

And what makes it even more cool is the two unique wines he’s personally selected to taste through on the show with Sarah and I. Be sure to register & order your tasting kit today so you can sip right along with us!

Daedalus Howell Narrowly Escapes The Paparazzi on The Varietal Show!

It is a troubled life being a pursued man but filmmaker, musician and writer Daedalus Howell made some wine time for me, hidden away in the Sawyer Somm Cellar. On this episode of The Varietal Show we celebrate International Riesling Day, which took place on March 13, with a delicious taste from Storm Cellar in Colorado. The conversation of course meanders in many directions on this first of a three part discussion.

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