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 Valdiguié, 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 & FOLLOWmy You Tube channel, for weekly notifications on more exciting episodes, Tuesdays at 12:30pm
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!
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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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