I was fortunate to meet radio host Mike The Wine Guy host of In Search of the Good Life, at the Grand Opening of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. In such, I was able to hop on for a fun 10 minute interview with him!
Here is the link (scroll to bottom of his page) to listen in on that show if you have a little down time: Christopher Sawyer Of SawyerSomm
Plan your next trip to Napa for my fun and educational Somm Session featuring Rocca Family Vineyards, Terra Valentine and Oberon Wines.
This intimate monthly seminar, Exploring the joys of Cabernet Sauvignon & other Bordeaux Varietals, will introduce you to high-end pure Napa Valley Cabs; smooth textured and graceful Merlot; and spicy profiles of a limited-release Cabernet Franc straight from the mountains, in addition to featured winemakers.
Check out the full Somm Session Schedule for 2018 & get your TICKETS through Feast It Forward!
Get a little zapped at Zinfandel: Stories From Napa Valley with my Napa Valley Appellations Seminar and walk-around reception. Plan for CIA at Copia on Saturday, September 22nd, but if you cannot attend enjoy my zinfandel FOG DOG video instead!
I know the details for my FIF Somm Sessions have been just trickling out as we start each series, so here is the lowdown on my Quarterly Classes (each 3rd Saturday of the month from 10-11:30am), as well as some more ticket links, and a dedicated schedule page for your reference! Whew, big breath after getting all that out. Please proceed as the information unfolds below.
Quarterly Somm Sessions
Vintners, Vintages & Varietals Series:
Sept 15– GIBBS Napa Valley & COHO Wines
Dec 15– Michael Mondavi and Oberon Wines
Trending Now! Series:
Oct 20– The Rebirth of the Hip Red Grape Varietals
January Date TBA
Aug 18 (past)–Tasting Two Sides of the Mayacamas Mountains with Aiken Wines of Napa Valley & B. Wise Vineyards of Sonoma Valley
Nov 10– Celebrating the 35-year Anniversaries of the Carneros, Russian River Valley and Paso Robles AVAs
This additionally includes my Monthly Somm Sessions on First Thursdays, 5:30-7pm! Ticket links will be there as they come available. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any assistance!
Cheers! Hope you are able join me at Feast It Forward.
1031 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559
Before the Sonoma County harvest kicks into high gear, join me and an all-star line-up of local #Rhone-style wine producers at the Rhone Wines Rendezvous happening at Gravenstein Grill in Sebastopol on Thursday evening, September 13 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Relax in the tranquil patio area for this very special walk-around tasting featuring the newest releases from many of the top producers of Rhone-style wines of Sonoma County. Sample lively aromatic white wines made with #Viognier, Grenache Blanc, #Roussanne, #Marsanne and #Picpoul Blanc; vibrant, elegant and spicy versions of complex red wines made with #Syrah, #Grenache, #Mourvedre. #Cinsault, #Carignane and Petit Sirah; zippy, tangy and taste-tempting offerings of sophisticated pink wines that finish dry instead of sweet; and flavorful appetizers prepared by Chef Bob Simontacchi.
In a nutshell, our local Rhone-style wines rock. So, let’s enjoy these fantastic flavor profiles at this amazing Rhone-style event on September 13th!
Participating wineries: Limerick Lane Cellars, Jeff Cohn Cellars, Davis Family Vineyards, Two Shepherds, Lasseter Family Winery, The Larsen Projekt, MacLaren Wine, Keller Estate, Dane Cellars, Montemaggiore, Eric Kent Wine Cellers, ACORN Winery, and many more!
There will also be a live performance by the wonderful Aly Rose Trio during the event. Get your $25 ticket at EVENTBRITE!