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Mark Ibanez & Mega-Cabs on THE VARIETAL SHOW!

Bay Area locals will all remember this guy, recently retired sportscaster Mark Ibanez from KTVU. He joined me for a spectacular tasting of classic Napa Valley Cabs (& nearby), followed by a chat on THE VARIETAL SHOW about the selections, and some fun sports reflections about the Golden State Warriors & SF 49ers.

Some amazing Cabernet Sauvignon’s from the 1990’s! Crocker Starr, Arrowood Vineyards, Robert Craig, Rudd Estate, Benzinger, Col Solare, Cornerstone Cellars, Aiken, Sequoia Grove, Laurel Glen

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The Varietal Show Visits Joel Aiken in Napa Valley

The historic Morisoli Vineyard, pictured above, is the progenitor of many fine wines, including the bottle I shared with superstar winemaker Joel Aiken! Join our conversation on The Varietal Show, to hear about many compelling topics, then check out this “historic” Rutherford Dust blog post that I dug up from Sawyer Somm past.

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My Somm Sessions getting started at FIF, August 18th!

Feast It Forward is finally open at 1031 McKinstry Street in Napa, and with that my educational seminars can begin!  Starting with my quarterly Appellation Series on Saturday, August 18, 10-11:30amReserve your space for $35, details below.

The Appellation Series: Tasting Two Sides of the Mayacamas Mountains with Aiken Wines of Napa Valley & B. Wise Vineyards of Sonoma Valley
The two sides of the Mayacamas Mountain Range come together in this one-of-a-kind exploration of high-class wines made with cherished grapes grown on the famed “Rutherford Dust” soils of Napa Valley and the rugged western-facing hillside of the Moon Mountain appellation overlooking Sonoma Valley. Taste and discover the complex profiles of these delicious gems with gifted winemaker Joel Aiken and other special guests. All this while relaxing in the comforts of The Studio by Feast it Forward in downtown Napa. Your $35 ticket to the Appellation Series includes a superb flight of six elite wines; discussion of each wine; food pairing tips; and much more!

I will post an extended schedule of monthy & quarterly offerings for the remainder of 2018 soon, so you can mark your calendars!
Cheers ~ Christopher