Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Larry Van Aalst talks with Darren LaShelle & Cyrille Hanson

One of only a few PBS auctions in the U.S. featuring wine as the theme. The KRCB Wine Auction takes place in April this year, and runs for two weekends. Managing Senior Producer, Darren LaShelle has a monumental job with a live TV format. Your chance to bid on some unique items is just around the corner as the wineries in Northern California make available some special lots, not normally seen. Winery stays, special bottles, tours, lunches and dinners, are just some of the things up for bid. Tune to KRCR in The Bay Area, or check in on the internet to support  PBS, and find a treasure for yourself.

 Cyrille Hanson - Manager/Buyer, Wilibees Wines & Spirits

Cyrille is the Wine Buyer for Wilibees, one of the most fashionable places for your wine, bar, and market  needs. When you are in The Northern California Wine Country, check out Wilibees for tastings, education, food events and a most impressive staff. With locations in both Petaluma, and Santa Rosa, you will find a specialty market that is beyond compare. We talk with Cyrille about the workings of a high end retail outlet, and her choices for some of the best wines around.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

3/16 Larry Van Aalst talks to Aaron Costa & Dan Barwick

Aaron Costa - President, Healdsburg Vino Tours

If you are coming to Sonoma, and looking for a great tour and Tour Guide, look no farther. Aaron Costa the principle in Healdsburg Vino Tours, is the newest, and one of the best in the business. New to the tour game, but not new to wine, Aaron will arrange everything for you, and customize your day to your specifications. We talk about the best of time in the Wine Country, and give tips on what you should ask for to have a perfect day.

Dan Barwick - Winemaker, Paradise Ridge Winery

One of the biggest supporters of CRN in all of Sonoma County, Dan is a regular guest on The Sonoma Report. Mike Horn of the What's Cookin Today Show, is a big fan of the wines Dan produces at Paradise Ridge Winery. With a large assortment of award winning wines, and one of the most beautiful spots in the county, Paradise Ridge is a "must visit" when in Sonoma County. We talk about the recent releases, and the outlook for the 2016 vintage.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

3/2 Larry Van Aalst talks to Lee Hodo & Neil Bernardi

A veteran in the wine business, Lee is also the owner of Four Tier Communications. We talk about the newest trends in wine and in specific, the Toad Hollow portfolio.

Neil works with the Migration label. A busy life as a young father, and his duties at Duckhorn, he is also a Professional Wine Judge. We talk about the responsibilities involved in working for a business with world wide recognition, and what he thinks may happen with the 2016 vintage.