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Silverado Vineyards Stags Leap District

Wine Tasting with Jon Emmerich of Silverado Vineyards

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Today, we’re back at Silverado Vineyard tasting wine with Winemaker Jon Emmerich. You’ll learn more about the Stags Leap District here in Napa Valley and taste through the following wines with him:

2013 Silverado Vineyards Geo Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville

2013 Silverado Vineyards Solo Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District

Check out their video on the property here, as well.

In case you missed our last episode with Jon, please listen here to our discussion about the Silverado vineyards and his history. 

Don’t forget to get your copy of our new audio book Wine Talks right here. 

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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.

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.

Wine Talks: 23 Conversation to Becoming a Wine Connoisseur : our New Audio Book

Don’t forget to get your copy of our new audio book Wine Talks right here. 

Listen to Past Episodes and Subscribe

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.

 

Kerrin Laz of K. Laz Wine Collections

Collectible Napa Valley Cabernet at K. Laz Wine Collection

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K. Laz Wine Collection Yountville Tasting Room

It’s the Who’s Who of the California wine world in this episode of SommTalks. Tune in to hear informative and passionate Kerrin Laz talk about her access to the wines she pours in her Yountville tasting room K. Laz Wine Collection.

Laz is consider THE authority on California wine, spending over a decade at Dean and DeLuca, sourcing and selling the most sought after wines in the Napa Valley. She provides access to wines from wineries that may not allow visitors or don’t open to the public, and have such limited production that access to a tasting in virtually improbable.

Laz’s ten years as the arbiter of fine wine with Dean & DeLuca allowed her the opportunity to taste then introduce these wines to the public, even before many had garnered their ratings and cult status. Providing wine to consumers ahead of the “popularity/ratings” curve was her mark and she carries this on at K. Laz Wine Collections.  The collection is available for sale or for tasting in one of the four tasting options: The Taster, The Artisan, The Cult or The Centurion. There’s also a wine club consumers can join to receive regular shipment, tailored to one’s palate.

Most of the wines she champions are still privately owned, typically by a family, rather than a large conglomerate. She appreciates her symbiotic relationship with her wineries, as well, exposing them to her ever changing clientele as their winery wine club members may be aging.

Laz continues to taste newer and up-and-coming wines to help place them in the competitive California wine landscape. Hear about the tailored tastings at K. Laz, from a Cabernet Sauvignon tasting only to one including Pinot Noir with Chardonnay. Each tasting appointment is crafted for the desires of the client so each tasting is unique. Tune in for an upcoming episode to taste wines with Laz.

Please Listen to Past Episodes and Subscribe

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:

Nile Zacherly of Mad Fritz Talks Beer in Napa Valley

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

Biodynamic DaVero Owner Ridgely Evers Talks Olive Farming and Wine

Catch you next time.

Napa Valley Film Festival 2016 with Anthony Bell of film Decanted

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Napa Valley Film Festival 2016 Screens Wine Film Decanted

Recording from Yountville, California, we are in the Napa Valley to celebrate the release of the film Decanted, which weaves an in depth story of winemaking in the Valley. Veteran winemaker Anthony Bell of Bell Wine Cellars is one of the highlighted characters in this Digital Cave Media feature-length film by Award-winning Director Nick Kovacic.  Continue reading

Grieve Family Winery

Grieve Winery Vance Rose Redefines Sauvignon Blanc

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Napa Valley’s Lovall Valley Loop Road Home to Grieve Family Winery

Hear about the climate in this tiny bowl, Lovall Valley, where Winemaker Vance Rose grows Sauvignon Blanc for Grieve Winery. Perched on the border of Napa and Sonoma, cool air from Carneros is just a stones throw away yet this tiny micro-climate is even cooler. Rose grows a few clones of Sauvignon Blanc and they have a longer growing season, yielding amazingly complex flavor for this generally simpler grape. Watch a bit more on the area and the winery here. 

Tune in for Past Episodes

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:

Zingerman’s Creamery Cheesemonger Paul Bower Talks Cheese Please

Robert Kamen of Kamen Estate Wines in Moon Mountain AVA Sonoma Valley

Enolo Wine Cafe GM and Wine Director Anthony Rossi on His Favs

Bodega Ruca Malen Winemaker Pablo Cuneo of Argentina Comes to Town

Swift & Son’s Sommelier Meredith Rush Shares Her Journey in Wine

Chef Renee Everett Grows Her Own at Belcampo in Punta Gorda Belize

Chef Greg Wade on Publican Quality Breads and Locally Milled Grains

Wine Tasting Series:

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

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series with Shea Zimmerman, formerly of The Kitchen, now Acanto

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

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

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series: Rachel Driver Speckan of City Winery Chicago

SOMMTALKS Wine Tasting Series : Liz Mendez of Purple Pig

Catch you next time!

Jason Wise of SOMM film

SOMM: Into The Bottle Director Jason B. Wise Discusses His New Film at 2015 Napa Valley Film Festival

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The 2015 Napa Valley Film Festival was studded with outstanding films, among them was “Somm: Into The Bottle,” the follow-up wine flick by clever writer-director Jason B. Wise.  We had the opportunity to chat with Wise during the festival in November and talk about the film, how he landed on wine as a topic and more. His first film Somm was also a smash hit at Napa Valley Film Fest several years ago and generated quite a buzz across the wine community. Hear him and share this with your friends.

In case you missed passed episodes, here they are at your fingertips!

The 2nd Annual Somm Challenge Hosted by Jon McDaniel of Acanto Share the Fun

San Francisco’s Mourad Restaurant Sommelier Tara Patrick Joins Us

Sepia Chicago’s Arthur Hon Talks “Pink” Wine

Jean-Charles Boisset on JCB Lounges Opening in 2016

Liz Mendez of Vera, Chicago Takes Top Somm Award at Jean Banchet Awards

Charles Ford, The Bristol Chicago on Wine Inspiration and Teamwork

The Kitchen Chicago’s Shea Zimmerman Talks Sustainable Wine, Keggers and more

Spiaggia’s Top Somm Rachael Lowe Shares Interactive Pairing & Italian Wine Picks

Formento’s Chicago Sommelier Steve Morgan’s Journey from NYC to Alinea to Open This Popular Neighborhood Italian

Tune in for great interviews with Sommeliers, Wine Makers, Wine Directors and Top Chefs- SommTalks is your weekly podcast for the inside scoop on the restaurant and wine scene. Please subscribe Please subscribe here, on iTunes or on TuneIn Radio or on Stitcher.