A podcast about craft beer, wine and secret love
EPISODE 10 – NICOLE SALENGO of Berryessa Gap Vineyards in Yolo County is this episode’s guest as we travel to the rural town of Winters, Calif. Nicole makes delicious Tempranillo and Sauvignon Blanc, along with a variety of interesting reds and three different rosés–including a natural wine in cans. We meet up at Green River Brewing & Taproom to sample local brews, chat about crazy wine experiments and rock out to Nicole’s dad’s favorite band, Huey Lewis and the News (if not in person, at least over the taproom sound system). Do YOU believe in love? We do.
Apr 30 2019
EPISODE 9 – DAN BARWICK of Paradise Ridge Winery in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, is this episode’s guest. Dan’s specialty is Sauvignon Blanc, but he also makes damned good Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other good stuff. Paradise Ridge was utterly destroyed in last year’s Northern California wildfires, but the good news is, the family is rebuilding. If anyone could use a beer it’s surely Dan, so we head for Plow Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa, Calif., to chat about English beer, butcher boys, wine and the fires that changed everything.
Sep 26 2018
EPISODE 8 – ROSS COBB of Cobb Wines, on the extreme Sonoma Coast, is this episode’s guest. Ross crafts some of California’s most elegant Pinot Noir wines under his family’s label, and makes more than a dozen other varietal wines as a consultant for other wineries. He also loves beer. We meet up at one of my favorite breweries, HenHouse Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa, Calif., to pour saison down our gullets and talk about Ross’ animal adventures in Kenya.
Feb 13 2018
EPISODE 7 – SEAN THOMPSON is the senior winemaker for Schramsberg Vineyards and Davies Vineyards in the Napa Valley. Sean makes incredible sparkling wines, along with terrific Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, and guess what? He’s also a home brewer! We meet up at Confluence Taproom & Lounge in Santa Rosa, Calif. to taste an array of interesting beers and talk about Sean’s favorite brewers, “beercations” and his unstoppable fruit-tree obsession.
Sep 11 2017
EPISODE 6 – RICHIE ALLEN is the director of viticulture and winemaking for Rombauer Vineyards in the Napa Valley. (If you look up “classic California Chardonnay” in the wine dictionary, you’ll probably find a photo of Rombauer Chard.) In this episode, we hang out at Right Proper Brewing Co. in Washington, D.C. and sample yeast-driven beers while chatting about Richie’s miserable childhood winery visits, Australian beer and what constitutes “bad wine.”
Jun 01 2017