Category Archives: Vlog

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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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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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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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.

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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!

Petrified Forest Vineyards Is Tasting Good On The Varietal Show!

Revisiting my great discussions with Ken & Susan Piters at Petrified Forest Vineyards this week in a glance back at 2020. Join us to explore the significance of grapes from Totem Ridge Vineyards in Knights Valley. You can also read some of my recent reviews of their wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot!

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The Varietal Show Gets Educated At Locanda!

The Varietal Show saved this gem for just such a rainy day, to explore these magnificent profiles of the Locanda Estate Chardonnay and Cabernet from the Beckstoffer Vineyards in Napa Valley. Join me, socially-distanced at the charming estate, with winemaker Brian Graham and special guest Liz Thach MW!

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