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!


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

Make C. Elizabeth Your Virtual Valentine!

The Varietal Show this week is a broadcast I moderated for a spectacular new boutique winery! Not only did I get the pleasure of tasting and talking about C. Elizabeth, but they are also making some noise due to their special fundraising project: From now until March 15, 2021, 50% of all sales of the 2017 C. Elizabeth Game Farm Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is being donated to Napa Valley Community Foundation 

So show them some BIG LOVE and watch my tasting to find out more! Cheers, Christopher

Acumen Wine & Friends on CPTV, Thursday February 11th!

Covering all the virtual bases this week on CellarPass TV with Sawyer Somm of course, Diana Schweiger of Acumen Wine, as well as CEO, entrepreneur & author Drew Hiss, with his best-selling book Sharpen, and just a little taste of Jack Stack BBQ! Join us on Thursday February 11th, 6-7pm, to find out more. FREE registration & pre-show deals are available online!


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!

Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my You Tube Channel for each weekly episode on Tuesdays at 12:30pm. Contact us to feature your winery on The Varietal Show!

Patio at Gravenstein Grill Opens February 10th!

With the lifting of California’s strictest safety mandate, restaurants across the county are re-opening to our delight! Make your reservations online for Gravenstein Grill, for an outdoor dining excursion. Delicious food awaits!

Cheers! Christopher