Tag Archives: The Varietal Show

We Be Bubbly On THE VARIETAL SHOW With Erin Riley

Ever get an hankering to sparkle? Well then join THE VARIETAL SHOW at Be Bubbly with proprietor Erin Riley! This lounge is a true 2020 success story, located in Napa’s historic downtown district. Together we share a bottle of 2018 Michel Gonet, Blanc De Noir, and discuss what is great about sparkling wine, what varietals make it delicious and what is a perfect palate match.

Plan your visit to this exclusive bubbly bar, with an assortment of champagne, sparking and appetizers to pair, that has an assortment of clever activities and music all week long!

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Going MENDO With Martha Barra On THE VARIETAL SHOW!

It was my pleasure to taste wines up North with Matha Barra in the amazing Redwood Valley appellation. THE VARIETAL SHOW discusses her husband Charlie’s legacy in the North Coast region, his success as an innovator and 28 years organic! Taste their wines with us, Girasole Vineyards Pinot Blanc, and Barra of Mendocino Petite Sirah for the ultimate #GoMendo experience.

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THE VARIETAL SHOW Explores Extraordinary Vintages Of The Past Decade!

What is a great vintage? Join THE VARIETAL SHOW in the Sawyer Cellar to find out lessons learned from the extraordinary vintages of the past decade. Join me to delve into Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, tasting an example from O’Shaughnessy Estate Wines, and Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, with special nods to Fel Wines & Papapietro Perry. CHEERS!

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Buongiorno From Charlie Arturaola At CMB On The Varietal Show

Where are we? Thanks to Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB), the largest International wine competition in the world, The Varietal Show is with Charlie Arturaola in Cosenza, which is on the ankle, of the boot, in southern Italy. He shares his knowledge about Calabrian Wines, history and legends of the area, the origins of wine, and the connection to California. CHEERS!

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Behind the Scenes Of ‘Love, Charlie’ With Lisa Ehrlich On The Varietal Show

Making the film festival circuit these days you will likely find the documentary Love, Charlie by local filmmaker Lisa Ehrlich: It happens to be about her ex-husband, Charlie “Chuck” Trotter, the famous Chicago chef.

The Varietal Show sits down with Lisa to hear compelling stories about their life in Chicago, starting his restaurant, and her steps into the California wine world. Together, we have a taste of Lingua Franca by winemaker Larry Stone, another early connection from their Chicago days. (For much more in depth wine talk from Larry Stone watch The Varietal Show, episodes #47 & #50!)

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The Varietal Show Lounges With Amy Butler Of Ranchero Cellars

Heading on down to Paso Robles and meeting up with Ranchero Cellars Winemaker Amy Butler, the Diva of Carignan! In this ode to Rhone, The Varietal Show has a relaxing poolside chat about this vineyard, that started pretty much on a dare, and tastes her fabulous 2017 Viognier and 2018 Carignan, The Tethered Beast.

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Super Somm Ian Blackburn On The Varietal Show!

Meet Sommelier and wine educator Ian Blackburn! The Varietal Show hooked up with him at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition to talk about films (A Perfect Vintage!) and wines, particularly his brand Beekeeper Cellars, and how Mauritson Wines played a part in his destiny.

Check out his site: Learn About Wine!

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The Varietal Show With Adam LaZarre Celebrates 2 Years!

That’s right, TWO YEARS, and thanks to Adam, and some creative staging during the uptick of a pandemic, The Varietal Show arose. This time I visited him at LaZarre Wines in Paso Robles, where we virtually span the states of CA, OR, WA, to taste his various wines; Moshina white blend, Portlandia Pinot Noir & “Big Believer” Cabernet Sauvignon, and finally Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon!

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Fun With Foxen Vineyards On The Varietal Show

The Varietal Show sits down with Dick Dore & Jenny Williamson Dore at Foxen Vineyard & Winery! We dive into a little details about Santa Maria Valley: Join us to taste and talk about a slew of wonderful wines; 2020 Chenin Blanc, 2017 Syrah, 2018 Cuvee Jeanne Marie, 2017 Pinot Noir Block 8, 2017 Pinot Noir from Santa Rita Hills and 2018 Cabernet Franc.

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Donald Patz Is Back With More Delectable Wine On The Varietal Show

The Varietal Show digs in for an amazing discussion about Terminin Rhone blend, all white, 100% syrah, in this second discussion with Donald Patz and Collaborateur François Villard; Their Rhone varietals, amazing vineyards and food pairings! Then a little touch of Donald’s other projects of love from Secret Door and JML!

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