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CPTV Tastes Good With Trinitas Cellars! Thursday, March 18th

CellarPass TV has a virtual tasting and discussion this week with Garrett Busch of Trinitas Cellars: Their goal is to craft wine that’s so compellingly delicious, that the joy it brings creates a window in time where worries are melted away, virtues are celebrated, and life is savored.

Join Sarah and I on Thursday March 18th, 6-7pm to discover this Napa Valley favorite! FREE registration & wine 3-pack available online for showtime or a perfect Easter pairing!

In Depth With Ancien Wines On The Varietal Show!

It is finally here, the beginning of Season 2 for The Varietal Show: My hip sit-down interview sessions with fascinating people on the wine scene or those just interested in it! My first trek in 2021 took me to the new cool tasting room for Ancien Wines, with co-founder/winemaker Ken Bernards, located in central Napa.

Keep up with me as the new season unrolls by FOLLOWING my You Tube channel, for more exciting weekly episodes on Tuesdays at 12:30pm, and remember to LIKE & SHARE as well!


Behind The Cellar Door in Amador Wine Country: March 26-28!

With oodles of safety measures in place the Amador Vintners have organized a three day BCD experience! Your ticket will allow you to pre-select each personal time slot and winery of your preference. So check out the list of wineries, get your TICKETS, and lodging if necessary, to enjoy an intimate wine tasting weekend!

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Acumen Wine & Chili Davis on CellarPass TV! Thursday March 4th

This week on CPTV, as always, more delicious wines! Join Sarah & me with two special guests to talk about getting out the grill: Diana Schweiger of Acumen Wine, and NY Mets Batting Coach Chili Davis will be swinging in to share their expertise.

Find out more on Thursday March 4th, 6-7pm. FREE registration & pre-show wine package available online!

Virtual ZinEx Day 2 – Coming Right Up!

Next on the ZinEx agenda from late January, is the second set of Meet The Maker mini-seminars that was recorded for your viewing convenience. Day 2 features various Zinfandel topics, see broadcast & details below!

You can also still catch the Paso Robles Flights! LIVE Virtual Seminar & Tasting event on March 4th, 4pm PST. Sign up HERE!

(Virtual ZinEX Day 2 from New York Wine Events on Vimeo.)

Compare and Contrast Regions: Moderated by Randy Caparoso | Berryessa Gap Vineyards | Lapis Luna | McCay Cellars

Sonoma County Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards: Moderated by Sam Kimball | Bear Flag | Bella Vineyards & Wine Caves | St. Francis Winery & Vineyard | Miro Cellars

Appellation Comparisons of Legendary Vineyards: Moderated by Mark Vernon | Calafia Wines | Once & Future | Three Wine Company

Women Winemakers: Moderated by Barbara Haimes | Rock Wall Wine Company | Selby Wines | Storrs Winery | Tres Sabores

Estate Zinfandels: Moderated by Barbara Haimes | Alexander Valley Vineyards | Grgich Hills Estate | Trentadue Winery | Quiviria Vineyards & Winery

BOEGER Winery Virtually Visits CellarPass TV!

Take a virtual trip with Sarah and me this week to the El Dorado foothills where Boeger Winery hails, in a idyllic land of hidden vineyards: An amazing pocket of California that my family has been missing this year, as we keep things closer to home.

CellarPass TV will be joined by Eileen Boeger whose family started off as gold miners along the famous 49er trek, find out how that gold turned into wine! Register now for FREE to join us on CPTV, Thursday February 25, 6-7pm!

Delicious Grub Everywhere — Go Get Some!

Perfect timing with many places reopened to outdoor dining, or continuing with take-out & delivery. Whatever suits your preference this Sonoma County Restaurant Week 2021, which starts February 19, keeps going until February 28th! You have plenty of time so get some good #SOCO eats and support a local biz!

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While not on the list this year, just a few examples to help whet the palate (all from delicious menus at Gravenstein Grill)!

Get Your Virtual ZinEx-perience!

While the annual ZinEx weekend was in late January, you can still a LIVE Virtual Seminar & Tasting event on March 4th, 4pm PST. Sign up HERE! Then, scroll down for the first set of Meet The Maker mini-seminars that was recorded for your viewing convenience.

This first day of Zinfandel features five locations; Paso Robles, North Sonoma, Dry Creek, Napa Valley & Italy. Check out the detailed list of moderators (including me!) and wineries below.

(Virtual ZinEX, Day 1 from New York Wine Events on Vimeo.)

Paso Robles: Moderated by Randy Caparoso | J. Dusi | Chronic Cellars | Ridge Vineyards | Peachy Canyon |

North Sonoma: Moderated by Ian Blackburn BACA Wines | Hartford Family Winery | Martinelli Winery | Mauritson Wines

Dry Creek: Moderated by Chris Sawyer | Armida Winery | Dry Creek Vineyard | Pedroncelli | Seghesio Family Vineyards

Napa Valley: Moderated by Chris Sawyer | Elyse Wines | Leonard Wine Company | Mike & Molly Hendry | Robert Biale Vineyards

Italy: Moderated by Sam Kimball | Felline Accademia dei Racemi