Dyer Vineyards Marks #100 On THE VARIETAL SHOW!

That’s right ONE-HUNDRED EPISODES! Make sure to Subscribe for the next 100 epic interviews to follow. Join THE VARIETAL SHOW to talk about Napa Valley Cabernet with Dawnine Dyer of Dyer Vineyards.

Dyer Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon on left.

Up on Diamond Mountain, near Calistoga, in the Mayacamas mountain range we sit 800 ft above Napa Valley. Together we discuss the beauty, and long history, of high elevation wines in the Napa mountains and taste a delicious Dyer Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon blend.

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Winemaker Randy Meyer From Barra On THE VARIETAL SHOW

Basking in the sun of Redwood Valley, winemaker Randy Meyer at Barra of Mendocino & Girasole Vineyards, welcomes THE VARIETAL SHOW. We discuss the advantages of Mendocino grapes, having estate vineyards, organic winemaking and wine blending. We get a little ZINNY, tasting the 2019 Barra of Mendocino Zinfandel & Girasole Vineyards, Charlie’s Blend!

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Rosé & Aromatic White Wine Tasting – July 21st At Gravenstein Grill!

Enjoy the Gravenstein Grill Summer Wine Series, with Sawyer Somm on the patio and enjoy wine tastings with 15+ top Rosé & Aromatic White Wine producers Thursday July 21, 5:30-7pm! Talk to winemakers and growers while enjoying paired hors d’oeuvres from Chefs Bob Simontacchi & Makana Colunga.

Guest wineries include: Acumen, Paradise Ridge, Acorn Winery, Flanagan Wine, Carol Shelton Winery, Radio Coteau, Red Car Wine, Talisman Wine, Trecini Winery, Marimar Estate, Balletto Vineyards, Bucher Wines, Vine Wrangler, Chenoweth Wines, Cornerstone Cellars, J. Cage Cellars, Kobler Estate Winery, Claypool Cellars, Crux Winery, Viszlay Vineyards & More!

TICKETS are $40 pre-order and $50 at the door, and includes tastings with ALL of the guest wineries as well as light seasonal appetizers.

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THE VARIETAL SHOW Visits Domaine Anderson Winemaker Darrin Low

Trekking along Hwy 128, THE VARIETAL SHOW made a stop at Domaine Anderson, to have a chat with winemaker Darrin Low. In a different part of Mendocino, this time just outside the town of Philo, for some wines with true Anderson Valley flavors. Together we discuss the growth of wineries in AV, how the ocean portal affects the grapes and being biodynamic with 100% estate fruit!

Taste with us: Domaine Anderson 2018 Chardonnay, 2021 Rose, 2018 & 2020 Pinot Noir. Plus we go “into the deep” with their 2014 Pinoli Vineyard Pinot Noir!

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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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Cruising To Alaska With Sawyer Somm!

Mark your calendar to join me for Alaska: Buyer’s Choice Wine Cruise: A 7-night Celebrity Solstice cruise starting July 29, 2022.

This Exploration Tour of West Coast Wines includes Classic Beverage Package, prepaid gratuities and unlimited surf internet (up to four guests), as well as these Somm hosted amenities:

  • Welcome aboard hosted reception
  • Private, four-course wine-pairing luncheon
  • Two private wine-tasting events

Hoping you can come along on this special event from Costco Travel. Stay tuned for more info about my Celebrity Cruise to MEXICO in OctoberCheers Matey!!!!

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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Its A Hard Rock Life for Somm Scott Reesman On THE VARIETAL SHOW

Coming to you from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento, with Scott Reesman, Sommelier at the steak house, where he perfectly pairs wines with not just good food but patrons too! THE VARIETAL SHOW finds out what its like maintaining a wine list for such a dynamic clientele base, together we taste 2 whites & 2 reds:

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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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