Get Your Tickets To Telluride Wine Festival: Sept 23-26!

A little delayed this year for safety but IT IS ON! Check out the details at Telluride Wine Festival and join the 40th Anniversary celebrations throughout the week of September 23-26.

I am hosting four spectacular seminars with amazing wines from Acumen, Felix Solis Avantis, Davis Bynum, Rodney Strong, Chehalem, Stoller, Three Wine Co., The Lineage Collection, Chappellet, J. Lohr, The Storm Cellar, Santa Ynez Valley, Kind of Wild and more. . . WINERIES, it is not too late to register and come along! Email me back to find out more.

WINE LOVERScheck the schedule and join my seminars for delicious wines and lively discussions including:

  • Red Wine Heaven! Pinot Paradise
  • What’s a Rhone? The Art of Blending
  • New Altitude! Pure Mountain Wines
  • Exploration Tour of Secret Varieties


Throw back to a pre-pandemic year, still loads of fun but without the crowding this time!

Drinking With Drew Family Cellars On The Varietal Show

Come along to the Islands in the Sky when The Varietal Show makes a return trip to the Mendocino Ridge, with Star Winemaker Jason Drew of Drew Family Cellars! At this idyllic high elevation winery, where both grapes and apples grow, we taste Faîte De Mer Farm Pinot Noir, Estate Midslope Pinot Noir & The Field Blend GSM Red Wine.
#GoMendo #MendoWines

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The Varietal Show At Navarro Vineyards In Mendocino!

Can you say Edelzwicker? Talking about this award winning wine and others with Winemaker Jim Klein of Navarro Vineyards. Join The Varietal Show on this Anderson Valley stop near Philo, along Hwy 128 in Mendocino County to taste their spectacular Edelzwicker, Pinot Noir and Riesling. #GoMendo #MendoWines

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Tasty Talk At Trelio on The Varietal Show!

Cruising along Hwy 99, on my early May road trip I stopped in at the spectacular restaurant oasis Trelio, in the central valley town of Clovis, for some double somm time on The Varietal Show with my friend Chris Shackelford, and his dad Jim: Off the spectacular wine list we share a bottle of Claudio Vio 2019 Pigato (Riviera, Ligure di Ponente, Liguria, Italy), so join us for a good talk and delicious tasting!

Visit TRELIO Restaurant in Clovis, CA: Located at 438 Clovis Ave #4: Call for details 559-297-0783!


For Sale: Furniture Seeking Wine!

A message from my friends Dean & Jack:

“Greetings fellow collectors,
We are relocating and with that, downsizing our wine storage capacity. We have a few accessories which hopefully will find new and happy places to reside!
We will gladly deliver anywhere in Sonoma & Napa County. Thanks!”

There are some pictures and prices for you to peruse below. Please give them a call if you are interested or have questions (wine not included)! Dean & Jack 707-538-8308

  • #1- (top of post) 24 bottle adjustable/versatile rack with wider side supports. $15
  • #2- (above left) Walnut finish vertical storage racks x7: Each has 4 columns of 11 bottles per column. $45ea
  • #3- (above right) 18 bottle doweled wine rack. Natural (unfinished). $15
  • #4- (above left) Stackable/adjustable versatile wine rack. Capacity: 72 bottles. $35
  • #5- (above right) Antique secretary desk; perfect accompaniment to a wine/any room. Storage above/below writing area. Writing platform folds up. Antique brass candle holders attach to each side (not shown). $500 (price negotiable).

Rhones Alone At Tablas Creek Vineyards On The Varietal Show!

Whew! SIXTY episodes in, so The Varietal Show is having a little vacay. But still taking time to send you halfway back to EP #30 (& 31) from last autumn, in this two-part sit down with Jason Haas at Tablas Creek Vineyards in Paso Robles! LIKE, SHARE & FOLLOW my You Tube channel, for weekly notifications on more exciting upcoming episodes, Tuesdays @12:30pm!

EP #30: On my trek down to Paso Robles The Varietal Show explored the joys of red wines made with Rhone varietals grown on their marvelous estate properties, featuring the first tasting of the 2018 Tablas Creek Esprit Rouge!

EP #31: My conversation with Jason Haas continues, reflecting on lessons from his dad with wine, and sharing 3 tiers of red blends including a tasty Mourvedre on The Varietal Show. Paso Robles wine country is open for business!

Epoch Estate Wines Talks AVA & Art on The Varietal Show

Here are two unique episodes of The Varietal Show featuring Jordan Fiorentini of Epoch Estate Wines in San Luis Obispo County! Scroll down to watch both and then LIKE, SHARE & FOLLOW my You Tube channel, for weekly notifications on more exciting episodes, Tuesdays @12:30pm!

First up is the York Mountain AVA that I got to visit with Jordan: Join us on this epic adventure where we talk about the beauty of this AVA, their 2018 Grenache and Syrah!

Next enjoy Jordan’s “visual tasting notes” as we try the Rosé and White wines together, for an epic discussion about pairing art and yummy food for summer!