Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10/29-Larry Van Aalst talks to Brenda Chatelain & Doug Mahoney

Brenda and her husband Al , are the proprietors at The Smoked Olive , in Sonoma County. Making extraordinary Olive Oils , and a unique brown sugar, they have drawn the attention of Chefs, all over the world. The smoking process Al has perfected , makes what they do unlike anything you may have tasted before . With the Holidays near, you have a chance to order by mail , and in case you are not invited to the White House,
(the products are a favorite of the President).you and the special people who get the gifts , are in for a treat.

Chef at The FountainGrove Inn , Doug oversees Equus Restaurant, and all the banquet functions .With Thanksgiving on the way , Chef Doug will give us some hints for cooking the turkey at home , or the best way to approach the out to dinner holiday experience.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

10/15-Larry Van Aalst visits with Karissa Kruse & Miro Tcholkov

Recently appointed as the new Wine Grape Commission  Director, Karissa has more than 17 years of marketing experience. Put her Masters Degree in marketing with her owning a vineyard in Sonoma County,and it spells perfect person for the job. We will talk about some changes in The Commission, and the low down on the 2014 vintage.

VP and Director of Winemaking at Trentadue Winery along with his own brand Miro Wines , keeps Miro one busy guy. The number of other organizations Miro is involved with is indeed impressive.
We will talk about the last grapes coming in this week , and what Miro thinks will result from the dry year.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

10/1-Larry Van Aalst talks with Brian Maurer & Dan Berger

The most respected buyer/seller, middle man in all of  Wine Country , Brian is the principal in Cellar Searchers .
If you have a cellar you need to thin, or you are in the market for some rare vintages or just plain great wine, Brian is the pro.
We will be talking about a new and novel way to buy wine , that has benefits never before seen in the industry.

Recently back from his extensive travels , Dan will be with us to talk about the pressing news from the Northern California
Harvest. Columnist , Author, Wine Competition Director, Wine Judge ,  and all around bastion of knowledge, we are in for a treat when Dan is on the show.