Sunday, January 19, 2014

1/22-Larry Van Aalst visits with Bill Smart & Scot Covington

Bill Smart - Director, Communications at Dry Creek Vineyard
Director of Communications at Dry Creek Vineyard, Bill was one of the judges at The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The largest competition of American wines held anywhere was recently held in Cloverdale California, the public tasting will be at Fort Mason in San Francisco Feb. 15.
Bill will be with us to talk about what it is like being involved with such a huge tasting, and also tell us about the big winners from Dry Creek Vineyard.

Living the dream in Sonoma County , Scot is the Winemaker at Trione Winery in the Alexander Valley. Known for their "only the best" approach to wine, Scot will be with us to talk about what it's like to win a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition , and have us taste the wine live on the show.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

1/8-Larry Van Aalst talks with Carl Brandhorst & Dan Barwick

Carl Brandhorst - President, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association and Board Member, American Wine Society
As President of the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association and Board Member on the American Wine Society , Carl is in the Movers and Shakers category in the wine business. Among his long list of credentials , Carl is a certified wine judge , and will be flying in from the East Coast to be part of The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

We will have a chance to talk about the big competition , and get a perspective from an East Coast luminary.

Winemaker for Paradise Ridge Winery , Dan is a favorite at CRN Studios.
Just nominated to be voted top Winemaker in a CRN poll, Dan will tell us what it takes to make the list. We will talk about new releases , and how record setting dry weather will treat the 2014 vintage.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

12/25-Encore Broadcast Larry Van Aalst visits with Miro Tcholakov & Brenda Chatelain

Being Winemaker for Trentadue , and his own brand Miro Wines , is a  non stop proposition . Along with his other responsibilities , Miro is an officer with the largest Petit Syrah organization in the US. We will be talking about the 2013 harvest , and how someone from Bulgaria hit a home run as a Winemaker in Alexander Valley.

Brenda Chatelain - The Smoked Olive

A great friend of CRN, Brenda is a principal in The Smoked Olive. Although it is hard to describe , and must be tasted to be appreciated , smoked olive oil is one of Somoma Countys ' exceptional products. Garnering some great press , the olive oil and smoked brown sugar is a treat that shouldn't be missed. Brenda will give us the breaking news about the first dedicated shop for The Smoked Olive, and how to find it on the net.