Wednesday, August 31, 2016

8/31 Larry Van Aalst talks to Darren LaShelle and Josua Mellars, & Amanda Garland

 Darren LaShelle and Joshua Mellars - Producers, KRCB

With the big KRCB Wine Country Auction just around the corner, Darren and Josh are with us to talk about the great auction lots that we all can bid on. The local PBS station, garners, some amazing donations from all over Northern California, and a live TV auction, takes place the second week of Sept.  By way of the internet, everyone can participate. Don't miss some "only found here" items that  you can check out online.

Amanda Garland - Wine Educator,  Seghesio Winery

One of the wonderful hosts at Seghesio Winery,  Amanda is with us to talk about what's happening with the new releases and the upcoming Wine Country Weekend. Amanda is also a veteran of the KRCB Auction, and will give us the inside info.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

8/17 Larry Van Aalst talks to Dan Barwick & The Cotati Accordian Festival

 Dan Barwick - Winemaker, Paradise Ridge Winery

Family member and Winemaker at Paradise Ridge Winery, Dan works at one of the most beautiful wineries in all of Sonoma. Award winning wines, and a destination art centered property make this a must visit when in Sonoma County. We talk about a new program just beginning at Paradise Ridge, and a national award they are in the running for, along with the big Sonoma County Wine Weekend happening the Labor Day weekend.

The Cotati Accordian Festival

One of the worlds largest festivals celebrating the accordion is happening the end of the month in the small town of Cotati Ca. One of Mike Horns' favorites, the accordion is the centerpiece at the two day festival.

7/20 Larry Van Aalst talks with Bill Smart & Mary Lou Marek

 Bill Smart - Vice President & General Manager, Lambert Bridge Winery

Bill, a long term part of the Dry Creek Winery team, recently moved to take the General Manger position at Lambert Bridge Winery. With a wealth of experience, a top notch Winemaker, and a beautiful setting, Lambert Bridge is a gem among Sonoma County Wineries. We talk about how he balances work and family, and what it is like to maintain the great reputation that Lambert Bridge is known for. 

 Mary Lou Marek - Director, Fountaingrove District AVA

One of the Directors for the new FountainGrove AVA, Mary Lou comes to the wine world with an impressive business background. The FountainGrove AVA is celebrating the first FountainGrove AVA day August 20. Mary Lou is a natural who is telling us all about the history of the region and her Ricon Grade Winery.