Friday, July 24, 2009

Wed Jul 29, 2009


Kate MacMurray - The daughter of Fed MacMurray and June Haver, Kate is tied to the land in Sonoma County. The ranch her father built as a summer getaway , is now one of the best pinot noir vineyards in the area. Host to the Sonoma Showcase of Wine and Food, MacMurray ranch is unforgettable. Kate will be with us to talk about the exceptional wines , and give us a little insight into the Hollywood connection to the Sonoma Wine Country .

Nick Wittman - Nick is the owner of Santa Rosa Fine Wine, one of the best places in Northern California to find great wines. Nick has his finger on the pulse of the industry, and will tell us about some great wines now available, and some interesting future investments.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wed Jul 15, 2009


Bruce Cousins -- Bruce and his brother are owners of Armida Winery in the Dry Creek Valley. This year , Armida won best Pinot Noir at the California State Fair, along with many other awards and great press. Armida is the place to stop on Barrel Tasting Weekend, it is always a great time. Bruce will tell us about the progress in the vineyards, and his guess on the 2009 vintage.

Bill Smart -- From Dry Creek Vineyard, Bill is one of the in the know, young guys in Sonoma County. Dry Creek is know for the great Sauvignon Blanc, and wonderful hearty Zins, and Cabs. Bill is also a professional wine judge, and will tell us his take on trends and what he looks forward to in the next few years in the wine industry.