From left to right: Beth, Lucas Meeker, Marcy. Below is the Wine Road Podcast logo and the meeker logo
Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 197

In this enlightening podcast episode, join in on an intriguing conversation with Lucas Meeker, co-owner and winemaker at Meeker Vineyards, as he dives deep into the ethos and nuances of their winemaking process. From discussing the varied range of wines Meeker Vineyards produces, to shedding light on their distinct approach blending tradition, experimentation, and exploration, […]

Liana / Mar 21, 2024
Varietal of the Month Varietal of the Month – Merlot

Merlot—It’s hard to believe this is the first time we have reviewed Merlot for the Varietal of the Month! Merlot practically needs no introduction; it’s one of the Noble grapes, and one of the most planted grapes in the world. Perhaps you heard of Merlot in a movie that made the grape fall out of […]

Marcy Gordon / Mar 21, 2024
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Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 196

  In episode 196, Andrea Carr, the Senior Winemaker at Francis Ford Coppola, and Tim Bodell, the Executive Chef, are warmly welcomed to the discussion. They offer intriguing insights into their work and backgrounds, including Andrea’s previous involvement in lumberjack sports. Tim talks with excitement about the revamped menu at the winery’s Rustic restaurant, which […]

Liana / Mar 7, 2024
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Event The ‘In’ Crowd

In 1964 when Dobie Gray released The “In” Crowd, he sang about what we all want — to be a part of the inside group, to be a part of what’s happenin’. Would you like to be a part of the ‘in’ crowd, the Wine Road ‘in’ crowd, that is? Then read on.     […]

Rebecca Germolus / Feb 28, 2024
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Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 195

Welcome to an exciting episode featuring Tom Birdsall, an integral part of the Artisan Cheese Festival. Originating back in 2006, the festival’s inception aimed at attracting visitors to Petaluma during the uneventful winter months. The festival offers a platform to educate consumers about artisan cheese, support cheesemakers in their craft, and ensure everyone attending has […]

Liana / Feb 22, 2024
Varietal of the Month Varietal of the Month – Winter Whites

This month we offer reviews of two cool climate varietals—Riesling and Gewurztraminer. Winter is a great time to try these aromatic white wines and add a bit of tropical sparkle to your day with the crisp fresh flavors of these delicious food friendly wines. Check out the Winter Whites below that you may find along […]

Marcy Gordon / Feb 16, 2024
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Wine Tasting Tips Lesser-Known Varietals Revised

The joys of wine appreciation include checking out unusual or lesser-known varietals. This means varietals that aren’t the standard Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, etc. When wine tasting Along the Wine Road or elsewhere, I find most wineries have some of the standard classic varietals, but I’m seeing more lesser-known varietals […]

Rebecca Germolus / Feb 15, 2024
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Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 194

  Dive into the world of wine in this compelling podcast episode, which features the insightful Glen Kueffner, the Tasting Room Manager at Emeritus Vineyards in Sebastopol. With an intriguing conversation about Glen’s background and the process through which he cultivated his interest in wine, this episode provides a rich context for anyone intrigued by […]

Liana / Feb 8, 2024
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Event Early Spring Along the Wine Road

The sweet smell of rain-freshened air is one of the joys of early spring along the Wine Road, but there are many more.   Wild Mustard in Bloom One of my favorite early spring sights is the mustard blooming in vineyards, along the sides of back roads and anywhere else it left seeds the year […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jan 31, 2024
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White Wine Guide to White Wine: Varieties, Pairings and Regions

Understanding White Wine Sometimes I feel like a walking encyclopedia of wine. Be it white, red, rosé or sparkling, friends and family ask me so many questions about wine. I don’t mind, but it also made me realize I should write down the answers in an organized fashion so even folks who don’t know me […]

Rebecca Germolus / Jan 30, 2024