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This inspiring book, Wine and Spirituality, is a reflective and passionate spiritual journey by the author Anna Pakula, drawn from the dedication of some of the world’s most famous vintners’ with whom she has forged lasting relationships:The list includes AXR Napa Valley, Chappellet, Continuum Estate, Darioush & Opus One!

Anna presents a “collection of pictorial stories” about winemakers, vineyards and spirituality: Presenting a correlation between the art of wine creation with enjoyment, and human spiritual growth, including inspirations drawn from the symbology of relevant Biblical quotes.

This coffee table book would be a special holiday gift, not to be missed for wine enthusiasts, that enjoy reading with a good glass of wine, and reflections on the deepest connections between vine, wine and wisdom!
Wine and Spirituality available for purchase through ANNAPAKULA.CO

Chappellet LOVES Chenin Blanc On THE VARIETAL SHOW

At my monthly educational wine lunch we dove into Chenin Blanc, which of course had to include Chappellet in the lineup! THE VARIETAL SHOW snagged Dominic Chappellet for a wee discussion about his winery’s story and their first vintage in 1969. We rounded it out discussing some of the other amazing contenders present; Haarmeyer 2021 Cresci, The Sadie Family ‘Skurfberg’ South Africa, Domaine des Baumard 2017 Quarts de Chaume & Domaine Huet 2016 Vouvray, Cuvee Constance.

LIKE, SHARE & FOLLOW my You Tube channel, for notification about upcoming episodes, most Tuesdays @12:30pm:Watch the classic TVS interview with Haarmeyer Wine Cellars!

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!

The Varietal Show Discovers The Epicurean Connection

A very special Varietal Show to celebrate ONE YEAR of wines and spectacular episodes on my You Tube channel! Get up close and personal with Sonoma Chef & Cheesemaker Sheana Davis, curator of The Epicurean Connection.

She and I cozy up, pairing her cheeses with some delicious Chappellet, Vivier & Renwood wines and find out about the California Cheese Trail. Then we go way back to our time working with Wild Thyme Events, and finding out we have some close friends in common including The Nerd Stalker!

From my first episode with Radio Coteau, to the Preview of this little gem, please FOLLOW my You Tube channel, for weekly notifications on more exciting episodes, Tuesdays at 12:30pm!

How to Build Your Own Personal Wine Cellar on Sept 17th

I am participating in another amazing Chappellet Webinar on
Thursday Tastings with Cyril, coming up on September 17th at 4:30pm PST.

REGISTER HERE to join our enlightening discussion about how to create a wine cellar, the importance of variety, cellaring and aging wine, and cellar management tips. They’ll also share how they built their own personal collection throughout the years. Cheers! Christopher

Cyril Chappellet toasting with wine bottles

Chappellet Wine & Food Pairing WEBINAR: August 27th

Join ME and Dominic Chappellet for a Wine & Food Pairing educational event Wine & Food Pairing with Sommelier Christopher Sawyer.
Thursday, August 27 at 5pm PST

We will guide you through the fundamentals of wine and food pairings and the key characteristics of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, and principles behind pairing them. Plus, why certain combinations work and some don’t, how to avoid common pitfalls, and how to develop successful food and wine pairings on your own. Get Registered HERE!

Cheers! Christopher

Chappellet Grower Collection Calesa Vineyard Chardonnay
Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
Chappellet Grower Collection Fedrick Ranch Pinot Noir