Friday, September 18, 2009

Wed Sep 23, 2009


Denise Gill - General Manager for Hop Kiln Winery , Denise is a long time wine country fixture. With more than twenty years in the business, she is now involved in one of the most historic wineries in Sonoma County. Hop Kiln has a long history of great wines , and some of the best ever are being produced right now. Denise will be with us to talk about the history of the winery , its tie to Hollywood , and the newest vintages.

Marko Karakasevic - Distiller/Winemaker/ Custom Spirits Bottling Director - Charbay. Marko is one of the young guiding forces in the beverage industry. Vodka , whiskey, port, and some new secrets come from Charbay. Marko will tell us about what is happening in the New American approach to wine and spirits.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Wed Sep 9, 2009

Tony Korman - A wine industry insider who was the former director of real estate for Kendall Jackson, Tony is now a principal in The Saggio Hills Project. The development company he heads is in the first stages of getting a world class wine country destination resort going just outside of Healdsburg Ca. Tony is also with us to talk about Equus Wine , his own label we use as our house pour at The FountainGrove Inn.

Tom West - Tom is the CEO for The Wine Emporium , one of the most interesting wine shops in all of Sonoma County. Located in Sebastopol, the shop features an extensive selection of local wines. The tasting bar at the Wine Emporium, always has more than 50 wines available by the glass , or for just a taste. Tom will tell us about some of the real deals and give us an experts take on what Sonoma wines you should be buying