Wednesday, April 29, 2015

4/29 - Larry Van Aalst talks to Steve Falk & Jil Child

Steve Falk - CEO  of Sonoma Media and Publisher of Northern California's premier Wine Country newspaper, The Press Democrat, Steve comes from a background of journalism , and community service. On the start up team for USA Today, and moving  to the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce , Steve went on to be the Publisher of The San Francisco Chronicle. His efforts with the Chronicle Wine Competition , propelled it to the largest competition of American wines in the world. The newest project in the wine world is The North Coast Wine Challenge,with The Press Democrat as it's sponsor. Steve will be with us to announce the winners and tell us about the Public Tasting coming up next month.

Jil Child - A partner in Wine Tours of the World, Jil is also a sommelier who both organizes and judges at Wine Competitions. Her position at Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine , puts her in the perfect spot to feel the pulse of the wine industry. Jil was a judge at the big North Coast Wine Challenge and will be talking about the "Best of the Best" competition

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

4/15-Larry Van Aalst talks to Wilfred Wong & Dan Berger

Kris and WilfredWilfred Wong - - After almost two decades as Cellar Master for Bevmo, Wilfred has moved to . One of the most busy of the Professional Wine Judges , and traveling around the world looking for the finest wines , we have been trying for years to get Wilfred on The Sonoma Wine Report , at long last he will be with us to talk about the best wines out there. The North Coast Wine Challenge taking place this week in Santa Rosa will be a topic also.
Click here: Meet Wilfred Wong, BevMo! Cellar Master | BevMo! Thirsty Times


Dan Berger, award-winning syndicated Los Angeles wine columnist
Dan Berger - Wine Writer & Author -
Wine Writer, Author of great books and all around Wine Country celebrity , Dan is also the Director of two major wine competitions is Southern California. Dan will be with us to talk about the 2015 vintage and the North Coast Wine Challenge , a Santa Rosa Press Democrat event. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

4/1-Larry Van Aalst talks to Carolyn Stark & Jon Phillips

New to the position of Executive Director at The Sonoma County Vintners Association, Carolyn is starting with the premier of a new
and exciting event. The Sonoma County Barrel Auction is just around the corner, and promises to be a hit. Carolyn with talk about her new job, and
give us the scoop on the new auction.

our winesJon Phillips - Owner / Winemaker, Inspiration Vineyards  
Owner / Winemaker at Inspiration Vineyards , is a dream come true for Jon. Just fifteen years into his new way of life , Jon is winning awards and getting accolades across the country. We will talk about the new releases and what might result from the fourth year of dry weather in California.