This is an amazing opportunity, not only to view The Duel of Wine, an Internationally recognized film, but also to join me with the star, Charlie Arturaola, world-famous sommelier for the tasting and screening. Check out the film preview below!
Both events take place on Saturday September 23rd, at Quarryhill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen, a gorgeous setting to enjoy fine wines.
The Tasting Seminar begins at 2pm with Charlie, myself and Michael Traverso, a representative of the Italian Estates of Wilson Daniels. Film screening of The Duel of Wine begins at 7:45, Italian wines will be available for purchase as well as the evening menu, Chicken Cacciatore and Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables. (Please no outside wine or food.)
Some of you know I have had film cameos and numerous interviews throughout the digital and audio realms. Well Pill Head is my newest adventure, making my big screen debut as The Sommelier in the new feature film being made by our friends Karen Hess and Daedalus Howell. Not so much of a stretch theatrically for me but more a case of perfect casting! Filming begins September 30th, so please contribute toward the production with plans to witness the final product in the near future: http://igg.me/at/pillhead
The Pill Head kick-off reception last month at La Dolce Vita Wine Lounge in Petaluma was a hoot, and yielded a spirited original interview with Writer-Director Daedalus and Assistant Director Ben Staub. Enjoy this discussion as a primer for what may (or may not be) to come!
(originally aired on The Morning Show, KSVY, 91.3 FM, Sonoma)
An aptly named film for this week of record breaking temperatures! Join me at the St. Francis Outdoor Film Festival on Thursday July 20th at 7pm, for the classic comedy Some Like It Hot starring Jack Lemon, Tony Curtis and, of course, Marilyn Monroe. Come early to enjoy the pre-show concert by the Carlos Herrera Band.
A perfect pairing! After you join us for the movie night showing of Greaseon Thursday July 13th, plan to return for the weekend’s 6th Ever Luxury Bacon Dinner at the St. Francis Winery & Vineyard dining room, 6:30 pm on July 15th.Procure your tickets!
Mini Quiche Lorraine
Pancetta Wrapped Shrimp with Saba Glaze
Bacon Burger Sliders
2015 Chardonnay, Wild Oak Vineyard, Sonoma Valley 2014 Cabernet Franc, Wild Oak Vineyard, Sonoma Valley
Smoked Trout, Egg & Potato Salad
Herb Salad | House Cured Bacon | Salmon Roe 2015 Chardonnay, Martinelli Vineyard, Russian River Valley
BBQ Pork Belly
Chipotle Glaze | Corn Purée | Fried Green Tomatoes
Pickled Green Tomatoes | Piquillo Pepper Relish 2014 Malbec, Wild Oak Vineyard, Sonoma Valley
Stars Under the Stars Outdoor Film Festival takes place every Thursday night at the Winery from July 6 to July 27. Seating on the lawn begins at 7pm with a pre-show concert and wine reception. El Coyote Food Truck will be serving delicious Mexican food available for purchase. Feature film begins at dusk. I will be there to pair St. Francis’ world class wines with world class films.
Hurry to get tickets while you can! Twitter reports January and February are already sold out. So jump on the March and April TICKETS to this delightful epicurean event.
March 11 & April 8
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Jessup Cellars, in partnership with the San Jose Short Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival and CellarPass.com, presents the 4th Annual Art House Short Film Series. Each gathering features four award-winning short films paired with a Jessup Cellars wine and Chef MikeC’s Wok-Popped Flavor-Infused Popcorn. The screenings include meet-and-greets with guest filmmakers and the opportunity to purchase wines in support of indie short film projects.
The year 2016 ended with the unexpected loss of two women, a mother and daughter, that shocked us all. As a film lover I have to acknowledge this and want to refer you to an upcoming documentary on HBO this coming Saturday January 7th at 8pm. Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds was filmed in 2015 and set for release this summer but the demand is now. We all need one more fix of these amazing ladies!
The 7th Annual “Stars Under the Stars” Outdoor Film Festival at St. Francis Winery finishes off the season with an evening at “Jurassic Park”! Perhaps not the scariest film of the season following last week’s political fare but definitely a freak fest for the whole family. I will be there as your festival sommelier to pair St Francis’ world class wines with world class films. Starts at 7pm.
Jurassic Park Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern & Jeff Goldblum (1993) Pre-show concert by: Band Camp
Thursday, July 28, 2016
$10 per glass (Includes a keepsake St. Francis logoed glass) | $8 Refill 2014 Chardonnay, Wild Oak Vineyard, Sonoma Valley 2014 “Old Vines” Zinfandel, Sonoma County
Admission & Popcorn are Free! Wines and El Coyote Mexican Food will be available for purchase.
This week at the 7th Annual “Stars Under the Stars” Outdoor Film Festival at St. Francis Winery will be the political classic “The Candidate”, starring a youthful Robert Redford and Peter Boyle. I will be there as your festival sommelier to pair St Francis’ world class wines with world class films. Starts at 7pm, admission is free!
The Candidate StarringRobert Redford & Peter Boyle (1972) Pre-show concert by: The Atomic Lounge Show
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Featured Wines $10 per glass (Includes a keepsake St. Francis logoed glass) | $8 Refill 2015 Chardonnay, Sonoma County
2013 Old Vines Zinfandel, Bacchi vineyard, Russian River Valley