Wednesday, June 21, 2017

6/21 Larry Van Aalst talks with Debra Del Fiorentino & Alexandra Russell

 Debra Del Fiorentino - Owner,

Debra is a veteran of all things wine. Along with being a one time winery owner, and running five of the most noted wine competitions, Debra is now part of Spirited Magazine. A background in the publishing industry makes the job a perfect fit. We talk about the debut of Spirited, and the upcoming North Coast Wine Challenge, named the best of the best, with only gold medal winning wines.

 Alexandra Russell - Editor in Chief, Spirited Magazine

Alex has just geared up and released the first issue of this unique magazine. Wine, spirits, beer, and ciders, all play a role in the content, the target reader is both the professionals in the field and all interested in finer beverages. Alex tell us about starting a publication and her relation with The Press Democrat, the most popular wine country newspaper. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

6/7 Larry Van Aalst talks with Tom & Brenda Lee Simoneau

We have a full hour with Tom and his wife Brenda Lee, proprietors at Simoneau Vinyards. Natives of Maine, Tom came to California as a musician, fell in love with the Northern California Wine Country and talked Brenda into coming out to Healdsburg in Sonoma County. After years selling wine Tom made the leap and purchased the 15 acre vineyard and started the winery. Years later Tom, known as "The Wine Guy" on local radio is making some exceptional Bordeaux and Chardonnay. Awards abound, and the press is wild over the Simoneau Wines. Tom and Brenda tell us about the good life living on "the ranch".