Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2/19-Larry Van Aalst talks with Tom Simoneau, Mike Martini & Ray Johnson

Tom Simoneau - "The Wine Guy", owner of Simoneau Vineyards
Tom ,"The Wine Guy" is owner of Simoneau Vineyards , and has a radio show on KSRO in Santa Rosa. Tom is a central figure in Northern California Wine Country and was recently a Judge at The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. We will be talking about new releases and the weather affecting the 2014 vintage.

Mike Martini - Taft Street Winery
Mike Martini - Mike is a principle in Taft Street Winery, and former Mayor of Santa Rosa Ca. Mike will be with us to talk about the upcoming Wine Road Tasting , happening the first two weekends in March. One of the biggest wine events on earth the barrel tasting is not to be missed.

Ray Johnson -Director, Wine Business Institute
Ray is Director of Wine Business Institute , at Sonoma Stete University. Ray is also a Director of The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and is just back from the public tasting this last weekend in San Francisco. The largest judging of American Wines in the world , and one of the largest public events in the wine industry is a huge task , Ray will give us an inside look at what it takes to put this together.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

2/5-Larry Van Aalst talks with Debra Del Fiorentino / Jil Child & Chris Smith

Debra Del Fiorentino / Jil Child- Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine
The two pivotal workers at Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine , Debra and Jil are in charge of all the sponsored Wine Competitions. We will talk about the upcoming East Meets West tasting to be held Feb. 19.

Chris Smith - The Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Northern California's premiere Wine Country newspaper, The Santa Rosa Press Democrat has a local columnist  , Chris Smith who is perhaps the most read of any of the papers features. Chris has his finger on the pulse of Sonoma County , and will be here to talk about his favorite places and things to do on your visit.