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Jon Emmerich Silverado Vineyards

Silverado Vineyard’s Jon Emmerich on SommTalks

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Tune in for Top Winemaker and 28-year veteran Jon Emmerich as he discusses his many harvests at Silverado Vineyards.  Watch a captivating video on the history of the property, the owner’s– The Millers– and their philosophy of winemaking.

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You can check out the past few episodes but if you SUBSCRIBE , you’ll receive each new episode right to your device, whichever one you listen to your podcasts on.  Share episodes across social media channels, as well, to let others discover our wine conversations. A few of the most recent include:

Tasting Wine with Brooks Painter at Castello Di Amorosa

Kieran of Kieran Robinson Wines Talks About His Technique, Location, Passion

Frank Altamura Tastes His Namesake Italian Varietal Wines

K. Laz Wine Collection Tasting with Kerrin Laz

Wine Tasting with Three Sticks Winemaker Bob Cabral

Kerrin Laz on Collectible Napa Valley Cabernet at K. Laz Wine Collections

Nile Zacherly of Mad Fritz Talks Beer in Napa Valley

Master Sommelier Willi Sherer of Redd Restaurant on Holiday Wine Picks!

Biodynamic DaVero Owner Ridgely Evers Talks Olive Farming and Wine

Catch you next time.

 

Mast Somm Willie Sherer on Holiday Wines

Master Somm Willie Sherer Taste Wines for the Holidays

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Happy Holidays to you All! What better way to toast this holiday season than will wine suggestions from

MS Willie Sherer at Redd Restaurant

Today, it’s a fun and interesting conversation with the venerable Master Sommelier Willie Sherer at Redd Restaurant in Yountville, Ca. With the holidays in mind, we tasted a few gems that he’s crazy about. Listen and see….

2014 Somm Rose of Tannat, California

We first go to a full-bodied Rosé, Sherer’s own Somm Rosé made from the Tannat grape which he sources here in California. A fan of the underdog grape, Sherer makes this wine in a lean style, full of body and deep fruit flavors. It resembles the color of a Provencal Rosé but has more heft to hold up nicely for a holiday meal.

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2013 Vinaredo Souson, Valdeorras Galicia Spain

This lesser known Souson grape is produced mostly in the Galicia region of Spain. Typically served with the food of the region, the coastal area is known more for seafood, even grilled fish, octopus and seafood , especially oily fish. He deems it a “fish wine”, which is more difficult to come by.

The wine’s full of aromas and flavors of cranberries, boysenberries,  and herbs like thyme and roasted sage. It would be great with venison, lamb, roasted meat, just in time for the holidays.

Sherer also suggest a few other categories of wines for the holidays, such as the Northern Rhone Valley, Cornas, and Cote Rotie where Syrah is the main grape. He feels Syrah is being made better than ever here in California, “in the purest sense.” It is great with a signatory holiday meal, with the spice, pepper and meaty qualities. There are many great producers in Napa and Sonoma. Arnold Roberts, Miner Family

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Remember to tune in regularly for great interviews with Sommeliers, Winemakers, Wine Directors, Food Artisans and Top Chefs. Also, virtually taste wines with top wine experts then go taste them yourselves. SommTalks is your weekly podcast for the inside scoop on the restaurant and wine scene. Please SUBSCRIBE here, on iTunes , on TuneIn Radio or on Stitcher. Send us your thoughts, ideas, and names of peeps you’d like us to interview.

You can check out the past few episodes but if you SUBSCRIBE , you’ll receive each new episode right to your device, whichever one you listen to your podcasts on.  Share episodes across social media channels, as well, to let others discover our wine conversations. A few of the most recent include:

Biodynamic DaVero Owner Ridgely Evers Talks Olive Farming and Wine

Honor Mansion’s Steve Fowler Talks Healsdburg and more

Hugh Davies of Schramsberg on Wine for the Holidays

Napa Valley Film Festival Featured Winemaker Anthony Bell of “Decanted”

Stewart Cellars Blair Guthrie on their new Yountville Tasting Room

 

Check Out Del Frisco Chicago’s New Wine Director Amy Lutchen

Frank Altamura of Altamura Winery and Vineyard on wines and local produce at Ciccio

2016 Napa Valley Harvest with Opus One Winemaker Michael Silacci

Wine Tasting Series:

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series with Amy Lutchen of Del Frisco’s Chicago

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series with Tony Rossi of Enolo Wine Cafe Chicago

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series with Marcello and Meredith of Swift & Sons

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series: Jon McDaniel of Acanto, A Lawless Restaurant 

SOMMTALKSWine Tasting Series: Parag Lalit of Sixteen in Trump Tower Chicago 

Catch you next time!

 

 

Yao Ming and Winemaker Tom Hinde

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting with Tom Hinde of Yao Family Wines

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Yao Family Wines

This week, we’re back to Napa Valley for Part 2 the story of Yao Family Wines with Tom Hinde, President and Director of Winemaking. Learn how the five-time NBA All-Star got his start in wine then launched his own winery on Main Street in St. Helena.

Today, we have the pleasure of tasting through two of the wines with Tom Hinde. The white and red are: Continue reading

Wine for the Holidays: Hugh Davies of Schramsberg

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Holiday Wine Tasting with Hugh Davies

This is Part 2 of an interview with Hugh Davies of Schramsberg Vineyards and Davies Vineyards. This week, we taste a line-up of wines: two sparklers and one Davies Cabernet blends from this historic property. Schramsberg Vineyards date back to the 19th century, when German immigrant Jacob Schram first made his home and started his winery on Diamond Mountain. In 1965, a century later, Jack and Jamie Davies restored the estate and set out to make world-class California sparkling wines. Hugh carries on his family tradition and in a nod to the original founder, sharing their vintage namesake wine with us today. Visit the property and tour the caves on your next visit to Napa Valley.  Continue reading