Tuesday, December 28, 2010

12/29-Dan Baker, Mike Martini

Dan Baker - Korbel Wine Cellars
Running the show at Korbel Wine Cellars is a demanding job this time of year, and Dan is taking time to tell us about the best Champagne for toasting in the new year. Korbel is the largest premium Champagne House in the United States , and Dan will give us some hints and tips about how to find and enjoy a great bottle for New Years Eve.






Mike Martini - Partner in Taft Street Winery

Mike is a Sonoma County fixture.
One time Mayor of the City of Santa Rosa, Mike now spends most of his time overseeing the Taft Street operation. Winning some impressive awards , Taft Street is producing a wide range of wines , Mike will tell us about his favorites, and give us his take on the 2010 vintage.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

12/22-What's Cookin' on Wine: Sonoma Wine Report

Located just 65 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the hotel is close to the Redwoods, the Sonoma Coast and the Russian River. The quaint towns of Healdsburg, Calistoga and Sonoma are within an easy drive as well as the wine appellations of Dry Creek, Russian River and Sonoma Valleys.


Golf at the private Fountaingrove Golf and Athletic Club located only a half a mile from the hotel or plan a shopping excursion in nearby charming downtown Santa Rosa. Sonoma Wine Country has so much to offer.

Discover Sonoma Wine Country anytime of year...




Now starting its 4th year on the air.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

12/15-Jesse Katz, Jason Deloach

Jesse Katz - Winemaker for Lancaster Estate
Jesse is one of the youngest winemakers in Sonoma County. With a strong background and some great support, the team at Lancaster is focused on Cabernet and has already won accolades from some of the most notable wine reviewers. Jesse will tell us about the new releases , and talk about the life of a young Sonoma County wine star.












Jason Deloach - Hook and Ladder Winery
The business of making wine has moved to the third generation in the Deloach family. Hook and Ladder Winery is the newest project of Cecil Deloach and his grandson , Jason is the winemaker. Jason at a young age is already a veteran in the Russian River Wine Region. Working at a number of different wineries , he came home to continue the tradition of great wines. Jason will tell us about the growing season so far , and what he expects for the next vintage.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

12/8-What's Cookin' on Wine: Sonoma Wine Report

Located just 65 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the hotel is close to the Redwoods, the Sonoma Coast and the Russian River. The quaint towns of Healdsburg, Calistoga and Sonoma are within an easy drive as well as the wine appellations of Dry Creek, Russian River and Sonoma Valleys.


Golf at the private Fountaingrove Golf and Athletic Club located only a half a mile from the hotel or plan a shopping excursion in nearby charming downtown Santa Rosa. Sonoma Wine Country has so much to offer.

Discover Sonoma Wine Country anytime of year...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

12/1-Tom Prosapio, Clay Mauritson

Tom Prosapio - Field Stone Winery
Touted by Robert Parker as a relaxed winery producing some great wines, is locate just off highway 128 in Sonoma County. Tom, in charge of sales , is an industry veteran and will give us the inside info on some exceptional wines and a beautiful spot to visit.


















Clay Mauritson-Mauritson Wines

With a very impressive background for such a young Winemaker, Clay is leaving his mark on Sonoma County. Having access to some of the best fruit in all of California, the Mauritson wines are winning the hearts of wine lovers all over the country. Clay will give us his take on the 2010
vintage and we will taste some of his new releases.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

11/24-What's Cookin' on Wine: Sonoma Wine Report

Located just 65 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the hotel is close to the Redwoods, the Sonoma Coast and the Russian River. The quaint towns of Healdsburg, Calistoga and Sonoma are within an easy drive as well as the wine appellations of Dry Creek, Russian River and Sonoma Valleys.


Golf at the private Fountaingrove Golf and Athletic Club located only a half a mile from the hotel or plan a shopping excursion in nearby charming downtown Santa Rosa. Sonoma Wine Country has so much to offer.

Discover Sonoma Wine Country anytime of year...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

11/17-Tom Silberkleit, Dan Barwick

Tom Silberkleit - Publisher of The California Directory of Fine Wineries
Tom is one of the " in the know" insiders in the wine industry. Wine House Press , located in the town of Sonoma , puts out some of the best books on the subject of great Wineries and places to visit . Tom will be with us to talk about the classic Wineries, and some new hot properties.


















Dan Barwick - Winemaker for Paradise Ridge Winery
Dan uses grapes from many of the regions of Sonoma County to make world class award winning wines, and has a fan base that includes our own Mike Horn of the What's Cookin Show here on CRN. Dan will tell us about new releases and how Mother Nature can throw us a curve in any given vintage, and very much so in 2010.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

11/10-What's Cookin' on Wine: Sonoma Wine Report

Located just 65 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the hotel is close to the Redwoods, the Sonoma Coast and the Russian River. The quaint towns of Healdsburg, Calistoga and Sonoma are within an easy drive as well as the wine appellations of Dry Creek, Russian River and Sonoma Valleys. 


Golf at the private Fountaingrove Golf and Athletic Club located only a half a mile from the hotel or plan a shopping excursion in nearby charming downtown Santa Rosa. Sonoma Wine Country has so much to offer. 

Discover Sonoma Wine Country anytime of year...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

11/3-Denise Gill, Bill Smart

Denise Gill -  General Manager for Hop Kiln Winery
one of the great jobs in Sonoma County and Denise is one of the great people. With over 20 years experience in the industry, Denise has put her brand on Hop Kiln and taken this established winery to new heights. We will be talking about the problematic harvest and the new Wine Bar at Hop Kiln along with tasting the new releases.




















Bill Smart - PR, Dry Creek Vineyards 
Bill heads up public relations for one of the best know of Sonoma County Wineries . Dry Creek Vineyards is a benchmark in all of California for Fume Blanc, and has a portfolio of extraordinary award winning wines. Bill will tell us about the new vintages being released and delve into the "business of wine"

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

10/27-What's Cookin' on Wine: Sonoma Wine Report

Located just 65 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the hotel is close to the Redwoods, the Sonoma Coast and the Russian River. The quaint towns of Healdsburg, Calistoga and Sonoma are within an easy drive as well as the wine appellations of Dry Creek, Russian River and Sonoma Valleys. 


Golf at the private Fountaingrove Golf and Athletic Club located only a half a mile from the hotel or plan a shopping excursion in nearby charming downtown Santa Rosa. Sonoma Wine Country has so much to offer. 

Discover Sonoma Wine Country anytime of year...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

10/20-Bob Peak, Moira Conzelman

Bob Peak-The Beverage People
One of the partners at The Beverage People , Bob is in the middle of a very busy season. Wine, Beer, Cheese , and many other home made treats are at the heart of what The Beverage People does. Located in Santa Rosa, the shop is the go to place for supplies and instruction in the arts surrounding the joys of the wine country. Bob will be here to give us some insider info on the beverage business, and some thoughts about making some great holiday gifts.




Public Relations Director and principal in Harmonique Winery, Moira is one of the very successful newcomers to the Mendocino wine scene. Producing only Pinot Noir , Harmonique recently won Best of Show in The Mendocino Wine Competition . Moira will be her to discuss the problematic 2010 harvest ,and what it takes to enter into a tough market of world class wines.






Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10/13-WCOW: Sonoma County Wine

Located just 65 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the hotel is close to the Redwoods, the Sonoma Coast and the Russian River. The quaint towns of Healdsburg, Calistoga and Sonoma are within an easy drive as well as the wine appellations of Dry Creek, Russian River and Sonoma Valleys. 


Golf at the private Fountaingrove Golf and Athletic Club located only a half a mile from the hotel or plan a shopping excursion in nearby charming downtown Santa Rosa. Sonoma Wine Country has so much to offer. 

Discover Sonoma Wine Country anytime of year...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

10/6-Joel Bellagio and Mariah Clinton, Rene Byck

Joel Bellagio and Mariah Clinton - Organizers for The KRCB Wine Auction
This is a busy time for Joel and Mariah. Taking place the second  two weekends in October, this is a big event in Wine Country. KRCB is the PBS TV Station in Sonoma County and has a large base of donors for what is a major fundraising event. Lots from William Selyem, Kosta Browne , and many other great wineries along with some great vacation and dining packages are on the block this year. You can bid during the live TV auction, and also on line.






Rene Byck - Paradise Ridge Winery 
In the hills of Santa Rosa, produces world class , award winning wines. A favorite of Mike Horn on the Whats Cookin Show , the winery has beautiful grounds , views , and some of the most hospitable staff in all of Sonoma County. Rene will be talking about harvest 2010 and the new releases.
This stunning wine country property was discovered in 1977 by Walter Byck & Marijke Byck-Hoenselaars. The winery was founded in 1991 and is family owned & operated. Every attention to detail is personally overseen to give an exceptional and complete wine country experience. Wander through the outdoor sculpture exhibit in Marijke’s Grove, enjoy the Fountain Grove Winery historical exhibit or bring a picnic to savor with a bottle of our outstanding wines. For those planning a wedding or special event, Paradise offers a romantic & magical setting. Whatever your fantasy, Paradise Ridge Winery is a wine country experience not to be missed.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

9/29-WCOW: Sonoma County Wine

Located just 65 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the hotel is close to the Redwoods, the Sonoma Coast and the Russian River. The quaint towns of Healdsburg, Calistoga and Sonoma are within an easy drive as well as the wine appellations of Dry Creek, Russian River and Sonoma Valleys. 


Golf at the private Fountaingrove Golf and Athletic Club located only a half a mile from the hotel or plan a shopping excursion in nearby charming downtown Santa Rosa. Sonoma Wine Country has so much to offer. 

Discover Sonoma Wine Country anytime of year...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

9/22-Ken Murakami, Tom West, Rick Moshin

Ken Murakami - General Manager for The FountainGrove Inn
Ken is at the center of the hospitality business in Sonoma County. Ken will stop by to tell us about some new offers, promotions , and introduce the new Executive Chef who just joined the crew at Equus Restaurant.







Tom West-The Wine Emporium
The man behind The Wine Emporium in Sebastopol , Tom has one of the most progressive and interactive stores, and tasting bars in all of Wine Country. Telling us what is new, the good buys , and what to look forward to Tom is the man in the know.


















Rick Moshin-Moshin Vineyards
The principal and Winemaker for Moshin Vineyards Rick has the most innovative facility in the Russian River Valley. A new 21st century style of making wine is producing some exceptional award winning wines. Rick is in the middle of harvest , but will take some time to tell us about vintage 2010, and his new releases.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

9/15-WCOW: Sonoma County Wine

Located just 65 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, the hotel is close to the Redwoods, the Sonoma Coast and the Russian River. The quaint towns of Healdsburg, Calistoga and Sonoma are within an easy drive as well as the wine appellations of Dry Creek, Russian River and Sonoma Valleys. 


Golf at the private Fountaingrove Golf and Athletic Club located only a half a mile from the hotel or plan a shopping excursion in nearby charming downtown Santa Rosa. Sonoma Wine Country has so much to offer. 

Discover Sonoma Wine Country anytime of year...