Due to Covid, this season is less "Ride Between the Wines" and more "Sip Between the Internet?"
Fortunately, I have been able to interview a whole slew of amazing folks, virtually, from around the world
In this episode I had the great pleasure of speaking with Kathryn Hall. Tune in to hear a snapshot of the amazing story someone who went from loving wine, to creating some of the best (and most highly rated) wines to come out of Napa Valley! Such a delight, and so humble, I really cannot say enough about the pleasure it was to speak (and taste with) Kathryn. Enjoy!
Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016
I had the amazing opportunity to speak with Melissa Stackhouse, Sonoma icon and director of winemaking for Simi Winery. Melissa tells me all about her experiences and her wine, as well as the history (and future) of this truly, iconic winery.
Simi Chardonnay, Sonoma 2018
Simi 'Landslide' Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 2016
In this week's local restaurant segment, I am speaking with Carmella Roche, who's grandmother opened Villa Tronco (SC's oldest restaurant) 80 years ago (not to mention brought pizza to Columbia!)
In our second installment of 'Life Behind Bars' with Josh Taylor, we discuss several things, including: "what does domestic actually mean?"
Winemaker, Ian Burch, of Archery Summit tells us all about Oregon, amazing Pinot AND Chardonnay, and the world of whole cluster!
Archery Summit Chardonnay, Eola-Amity
Archery Summit Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills
In lieu of my usual Take Five Segment this week, I introduced a new segment with a friend and long time service industry vet, Josh Taylor!
Action packed episode! Matt Fowles, owner/winemaker of Fowles Wine in Victoria, was such a pleasure. We talk about farm vs game wine pairings, wild fermentation, and so much more!
Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Chardonnay
Farm to Table Pinot Noir
Chef Kristian Niemi, of Bourbon, Black Rooster, F2T Productions, the list goes on. We discuss everything from Star Wars to leaf blowers! Great episode!
Two winemakers for the price of one! In this fantastic installment, I have the great pleasure of speaking with Michael Beaulac and Colleen FitzGerald of Pine Ridge Winery in Napa! We discuss appellations, soil, grapes, and what makes these wines so special.
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier, Clarksburg 2019
Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa 2016
Local 'Take Five' Segment - Sean Moore, owner of the newly reopened BLD in Trenholm plaza. This is a concept like no other, and a true hidden gem in the heart of Columbia!
I had the great pleasure of speaking with Mark de Vere, Master of Wine. We spoke about his life, his role, and the amazing life/contributions of a true wine legend: Robert Mondavi.
During my local restaurant "Take Five" segment, I spoke with Jonathan Lopez, Advanced Sommelier and owner of the newly reopened Hampton Street Vineyard, in Columbia, SC.
I had the great pleasure to speak with proprietor and winemaker, David O'Reilly from Owen Roe. We chatted about his life, the history of the winery, wine-making in the pacific northwest, and tasted a couple interesting and delicious wines!
During my local restaurant "Take Five" segment, I spoke with Greg Slattery, owner of Curiosity Coffee, about a whole slew of topics, including Angels Share - a program partnering with several wineries to help provide meals to those who need them (including Owen Roe).
All wines from the following wineries, purchased in retail or in restaurants from August-October 2020, contribute to the local food banks ( https://www.harvesthope.org/ in Columbia, SC) : Owen Roe, B.R. Cohn, Clos Pegase, Swanson, Cosentino, Cigar, Laetitia, Middle Sister, Cartlidge & Browne, Qupe, Bar Dog, Firesteed, Cherry Pie, Purple Cowboy, Gaze, Paula Kornell) www.AngelsSharing.com