Marvelous Miro On THE VARIETAL SHOW!

Tune in for a wonderful conversation with gifted winemaker Miro Tcholakov, of Miro Cellars and Trentadue Winery, in Alexander Valley. THE VARIETAL SHOW goes international with his migration from Bulgaria, beginning his journey as a winery intern, and gets in depth discussing Italian blends. It is all so interesting we just lose track of time . . . more for the next show with Miro!

  • Miro Cellars, 2021 Cuvée Sasha
  • La Storia by Trentadue, 2020 Cuvée 32
  • La Storia by Trentadue, 2021 Zinfandel
  • La Storia by Trentadue, 2020 Petite Sirah

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Get Your PASSPORT To Dry Creek Valley! April 29-30

Join 35 wineries for the 32nd Passport to Dry Creek Valley April 29 & 30, 2023. Enjoy amazing wine, delicious food, vibrant entertainment and a fun-filled spring weekend within the backdrop of idyllic Dry Creek Valley.

TICKETS with the special Sawyer Somm pricing are available at this link! How does it work?

  • Choose your starting winery and go at your own pace with no reservations necessary
  • Fabulous wine & food pairings
  • Access to countless wines that you can’t find on the shelf
  • Interactions with the winemakers and growers
  • Coveted spots in wine clubs
  • Entertainment all weekend
  • Skip the line with check-in option Friday in Healdsburg (info at checkout)
  • OPTION to purchase Friday evening (April 28) Winemakers welcome dinner at The Madrona
  • Hope to be seeing you in DCV! ~Chris

GO-GO-GO Goldschmidt Vineyards On THE VARIETAL SHOW!

Intrepid tasters are we, Nick & me (center row above) at the North Coast Wine Challenge! Get ready for fun times with legendary Kiwi and Sonoma County winemaker Nick Goldschmidt! THE VARIETAL SHOW talks to this multinational wine personality about his history in the industry, with his home base in Dry Creek Valley for Goldschmidt Vineyards. Tasting together the 2019 Singing Tree Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley; 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Game Ranch, Oakville; 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Yoeman, Alexander Valley.

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THE VARIETAL SHOW Tastes Talisman Pinot Noir!

What is a variety show? Join Scott Rich of Talisman Wine, and Chris Sawyer of THE VARIETAL SHOW for a little introduction and pontification about the splendors of Pinot Noir; tasting, plantings, sites, textures & clones! Find out why Talisman likes small clonal selections, and being patient with the vines when you taste this perfect panel of Pinot:

  • 2018 PN Gunsalas Vineyard, Russian River Valley (Green Valley)
  • 2018 PN Red Dog Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain
  • 2016 PN Adastra Vineyard, Los Carneros, Napa Valley
  • 2004 PN Ted’s Vineyard, Russian River Valley

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