From left to right: Marcy, Glen and Beth in front of a red building
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 the […]

Liana Gaffney / Feb 8, 2024
Three people toasting with white wine in wine glasses. Blurry images of food on the table.
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
Recording studio setting with microphone, two wine glasses and a bottle of wine
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
Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 191

In episode 191 of our podcast, we hosted Devin Ruddick, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Hook & Ladder Winery. The discussion centered around the evolution of wine tourism and the urgent necessity for wineries to adapt by providing unique and engaging experiences to attract visitors. Beyond the traditional wine tastings, Devin suggested an […]

Liana Gaffney / Dec 28, 2023
From left to right: Beth, Liana and Marcy
Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 190

Episode 190 of the podcast features Liana Gaffney, the Member Liaison and Master Juggler at the Wine Road. Liana’s role is to provide support to lodgings and wineries associated with the Wine Road. She handles member inquiries, provides assistance with events and programs, and helps create itineraries for visitors and answers emails from Wine Road […]

Liana Gaffney / Dec 14, 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
Beth and Marcy in the studio, Dr. Clinton Lee in the bottom right corner
Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 184

Join us on a fascinating journey with our guest, Dr. Lee from the Asia Pacific Wine and Spirits Institute (APWASI) in episode 184 of our podcast. Learn about the institute’s mission to share and celebrate the diverse stories of world cultures through food, wine, and spirits. Through their extensive collection of over 30 online courses, […]

Liana Gaffney / Sep 21, 2023
Aerial view of the Russian River Valley showing the fog heaviest over the river and then drifting into the surrounding land.
Vineyards What’s an AVA and Why Should I Care?

I’m often asked by wine drinkers, what’s an AVA and why should I care? The short answer is AVAs can help you figure out what type of wine you like and how to find more with similar characteristics. But there is also a longer and more comprehensive answer. In honor of back-to-school and the love […]

Rebecca Germolus / Sep 2, 2023
From left to right: Beth, Keith and Marcy in front of a red building. Frame to the right is the Hallberg Blanc bottle
Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 181

In the 181st episode of our podcast, we were joined by Keith Hammond, a winemaker at Emeritus Vineyards. For our wine of the day, Keith brought along a white wine, intriguingly made from Pinot Noir. This unusual style is not common, but it certainly is enjoyable to drink. The wine displays elements of Pinot Noir, […]

Liana Gaffney / Aug 10, 2023
From Left to right, Beth, Gio and Marcy in front of a red building
Podcast Wine Road Podcast Episode 180

In this enlightening podcast episode, our host sits down for a fascinating chat with Gio Balisrteri from Russian River Vineyards. They delve into the historical backdrop of the vineyard, Gio’s unique approach to winemaking, and the distinctive tasting events available at the winery. Gio shares insider details about his Bacigalupi Chardonnay, emphasizing the role of […]

Liana Gaffney / Jul 27, 2023