The Varietal Show Takes 2 At Joseph Swan Vineyards!

Going backwards a bit to loop everyone in on my visit to Joseph Swan Vineyards, with The Rodfather, AKA Rod Berglund, and his tales from a terrific palate! Parts 1 & 2 of The Varietal Show interview are shared here.

#SawyerSomm sits down in Russian River Valley to taste the ValdiguiĆ©, Syrah and glimpse of a Simi North Coast Burgundy from the early 60’s! Then The Rodfather shares his knowledge about this landmark site and the historic Trenton region, as well as some Russian River Pinot & Chardonnay that is definitely worth talking about! LIKE, SHARE & FOLLOW my You Tube channel, for weekly notifications on more exciting episodes, Tuesdays at 12:30pm

#HWC2021 – The Video Collection!

We had a grand old time at the Home Winemakers Classic in support of Mt Veeder Fire Safe Council! For details and photos check out my previous post, but scroll down here for two of my spectacular winemaker interviews, featured on The Varietal Show, and a replay of the entire HWC event from July 17th!

You can also watch my Instragram interviews (@sawyersommelier) with Shari Staglin: Staglin Family Vineyard, Steve Sando: Rancho Gordo Beans, Angelina Mondavi: Dark Matter Wines & Walter Hamlin: Oakville Wine Merchant!

#HWC2021 Raises Funds To Protect Mt Veeder From Fires!

Fantastic results for a noble cause!

For more than 30 years, the Home Winemakers Classic has generated funding in support of fire safety for the Mount Veeder neighborhood in Napa Valley via a silent auction and a raffle. The virtual event was filmed at The Hess Collection Estate to raise critical funds for the Mt Veeder Fire Safe Council.

Mark Ibanez, Sports Director for KTVU Channel 2, and I discussed of some of the amazing Wine Auction Lots up for grabs, showed several short documentaries I did with my good friends at Lagier Meredith Vineyard, Judd’s Hill and MicroCrush. Concluding with announcement of the winner of the prestigious Nathan Fay Award for the 37th Annual Home Winemakers Classic!

Fabulous photos and Instragram interviews (@sawyersommelier) with Shari Staglin: Staglin Family Vineyard, Steve Sando: Rancho Gordo Beans, Angelina Mondavi: Dark Matter Wines & Walter Hamlin: Oakville Wine Merchant, are up now: Videos from our show will be here in a few days so plan to come back soon!

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On Top of Pride Mountain Vineyards With The Varietal Show

Pride Mountain Vineyards is right on the edge of Sonoma & Napa counties, and The Varietal Show had the fortune of discussing this dichotomy with Winemaker Sally Blum Johnson! We taste and talk about the Viognier, Merlot and Cab Franc, both in the bottle and history of the vines.

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It’s Alive! SawyerSomm Is Back From An Unexpected Hiatus.

Notice a few technical difficulties on The Sommelier Files this last month? Oopsie! We had to address some domain and security issues (Thanks Dmitry!): So stay tuned as we catch you up on some missed episodes of The Varietal Show and upcoming activities as this super summer roles along.

Meanwhile, you may have seen this already, but if not then take a gander at episode #50 of The Varietal Show from May, during #OregonWineMonth, featuring Master Somm Larry Stone, then read more of our amazing dialog here. Thanks for hanging in there! Chris