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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
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Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 192

Join us in episode 192 of our podcast, where we host Shane McAnelly, the esteemed Executive Chef at the Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg. After a two-year sojourn in North Carolina, Shane has returned to Healdsburg, bringing with him a renewed appreciation for Sonoma County’s vibrant community and close-knit network of local farmers. In our […]

Liana Gaffney / Jan 11, 2024
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Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 189

Brooke Hazen, owner and farmer at Gold Ridge Organic Farms in Sebastopol, joined us in the studio for episode 189. Brooke explores the rich agricultural offerings of Sonoma County, focusing on the farm’s bountiful apple and olive crops. Learn about the journey that led Brooke to establish his farm and open it to the public, […]

Liana Gaffney / Nov 30, 2023
From left to right: Beth, Jennifer and Marcy. Next panel is a bottle of River Road Vineyards Blue Pinot Grigio
Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 188

Join us for an exciting podcast episode where we welcome guest Jennifer Costa, a renowned pastry chef and Beth’s Daughter! She takes us on a culinary journey through Sonoma County, recounting her delightful experiences at a variety of restaurants. Jen does not stop at food, recommending the Italian varietals at Orsi Family Vineyards and highlighting […]

Liana Gaffney / Nov 16, 2023
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Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 187

In episode 187 we were joined by special guest Renae Perry from Papapietro Perry. Renae shares the joyous news of their 2020 Russian River Valley blend of Pinot Noir scoring a perfect 100 points at the Sunset Magazine competition. This exciting achievement comes amidst challenging times, as the 2020 vintage has been unfairly criticized due […]

Liana Gaffney / Oct 26, 2023
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Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 185

In Episode 185 of the podcast, we welcome Dr. Henry Barham, an acclaimed ENT physician, who introduces us to an innovative product called Vinotastr. This unique product is a taste testing kit featuring four strips that enable users to discover their palate sensitivities, helping them determine whether they lean towards bitterness or sweetness in wines. […]

Liana Gaffney / Oct 5, 2023
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Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 183

Join us for episode 183 of our podcast, featuring our guest, Eric Miller, the dynamic owner and winemaker at Kokomo Winery. In this episode, Eric takes us through his captivating journey of winemaking and the innovative creation of his new brand, Breaking Bread. He illuminates the complex and intriguing techniques used in the wine making […]

Liana Gaffney / Sep 7, 2023
From left to right Beth and Marcy, then Mary Orlin and Mary Babbitt from Sip Sip Hooray Podcast
Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 182

In episode 182, the hosts of the Sip Sip Hooray podcast, Mary Babbitt and Mary Orland, join us and share their illustrious careers, their passion for wine, and the stories that they’ve unearthed from the wine world over the years. They share their experiences as journalists and pioneers in creating a TV show about wine, […]

Liana Gaffney / Aug 24, 2023
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Varietal of the Month Varietal of the Month: Orange Wine

Introduction  Orange wines aka skin-contact or amber wines are having a moment —an ongoing moment that started 8,000 years ago. Simply put, orange wines are white grape varieties made in the manner of red wines with extended contact on the skins, resulting in wines full of texture that are both elegant and complex as well […]

Marcy Gordon / Aug 22, 2023
Zinfandel-VotM
Varietal of the Month Varietal of the Month: Zinfandel

  You can’t come to Sonoma and not taste Zinfandel. Well, you could but why would you? Especially since the area is one of the premier Zinfandel growing regions where the grape has been grown since the 1800’s. Zinfandel is a medium-bodied dry red wine with a range of dark fruit flavors that include raspberry, […]

Marcy Gordon / Jul 20, 2023