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SIP Wine Education Episodes Archive

2022 Events

Winemaker Bryan Kane Napa Valley
21
JAN
Virtual
Rhône Style Wines (part 1 of 2)

For this virtual event, Proprietor/Winemaker Bryan Kane of Sol Rouge Vineyard & Winery will join us to discuss the historic and magnificent Châteauneuf-du-Pape. We'll tap into Bryan's first hand passion and knowledge of the famous region. 

Wines we will taste at this event: 

Sol Rouge 2017 Mourvèdre, Red Hills, Lake County, CA

Sol Rouge 2017 Cinsaut, Red Hills, Lake County, CA

Sol Rouge 2017 'Gypsy Rouge'; Rhône Style Blend, Red Hills, Lake County, CA

Online Wine Event
January 21st, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
syrah wine grape
28
JAN
Virtual
Rhône Style Wines (part 2 of 2)

For this virtual event we welcome two guest winemakers: Steve Law of MacLaren Wine and Jeff Loomis of Loomis Estate Vineyard.  We'll talk about Syrah, learn about the Hermitage region and talk about the Napa and Sonoma expressions of the varietal.

Wines we will taste at this event: 

MacLaren Wine 2017 Syrah, Russian River Valley, CA

Loomis Estate Vineyards 2019 ‘Fire’ Estate Syrah, Napa Valley, CA

Online Wine Event
January 28th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
terra-valentine-winemaker-sam-baxter
4
FEB
Virtual
Valentine's Day in the Vineyard - What is happening in the vineyards in February

Special guest, Proprietor/Winemaker Sam Baxter of Terra Valentine joins us to talk about what happens in the vineyards in the wintertime. Join us for a special virtual Valentine's Day event in the vineyard!

Wines we tasted at this event: 

Terra Valentine 2015 Amore Red Blend, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, CA

Online Wine Event
February 4th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
what is GSM wine blend
11
FEB
Virtual
Dissecting the Russian River Valley AVA

Owners/Winemakers Brian Callahan and Steve Gower of Crux Winery join us to discuss the broad expanse of the Russian River Valley and why numerous varietals thrive within. Specifically we'll talk microclimates, misnomers and an emerging new system to further define the region without giving up its cachet.

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Crux Winery 2015 Petite Sirah Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA

Online Wine Event
February 11th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
Schweiger Vineyards
18
FEB
Virtual
Sustainability in the Vineyards

Winemaker Andy Schweiger of Schweiger Vineyards will join us to talk about sustainable practices in the vineyards and the Spring Mountain District AVA in Napa Valley. We will specifically focus on the off-the-grid energy sourcing and dry farming.

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Schweiger Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Napa Valley, CA

Online Wine Event
February 18th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
Bud Break Napa Valley
4
MAR
Virtual
Bud Break in Wine Country

It's bud break time in California Wine Country! On this episode we meet with Founders of Gaderian Wines, Winemaker Shaina Harding and Natalie Coughlin Hall to ask how bud break can offer signs about the upcoming growing season. 

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Gaderian Wines 2018 Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley, CA

Online Wine Event
March 4th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
1_bottles
11
MAR
Virtual
Understanding Wine Label Laws

On this episode of SIP we will learn about the legal requirements of wine labels and what to look for when searching for quality wines. Join us with special guests, Proprietor/Winemaker John and Tony Viszlay of Viszlay Vineyards as they explain what wineries can legally place on their wine labels and what they can't. They will also introduce their new project, Sonoma Jones. Be prepared for a unique opportunity to taste and compare two wines made with the same grape. 

Wines we will taste at this event: 

Viszlay Vineyards Sonoma Jones 2020 Rosé, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA

Viszlay Vineyards 2019 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA

Online Wine Event
March 11th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
Variety of different wine in a box
18
MAR
Virtual
The Irrational Wine Shipping Laws

Shipping your favorite Napa Valley and Sonoma wines to your home is very complicated. On this episode of SIP we'll ask Winemaker Chad Angelo of Angelo Cellars how challenging it is to sell his wine. A representative from Free The Grapes! organization fighting the complicated regulations in every state will also join the conversation to explain the laws and share how wine lovers like you can help change them. Wines we will taste at this event: 

Angelo Cellars 2017 'Red Block' Red Blend, Napa Valley, CA

Online Wine Event
March 18th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
kenny kahn blue rock
1
APR
Virtual
How Merlot Went Sideways

It's April Fools Day and on this episode of SIP we'll ask Vintner Kenny Kahn of Blue Rock Vineyard about the history of Merlot, a Hollywood movie that stopped the boom of the varietal and how bulk producers ruined the reputation of this noble grape. 

Wines we will taste at this event: 

Blue Rock Vineyard 2018 Best Barrels Merlot, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

Online Wine Event
April 1st, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
Tamber Bey vineyards and Horses in Napa Valley
8
APR
Virtual
What is a Custom Crush Winemaking Facility?

Many small wine producers in Napa Valley and Sonoma do not have on-site production facilities to hold all the equipment needed for winemaking. During this session we will learn about custom crush winemaking facilities with Vintner Barry Waitte of Tamber Bey Vineyards

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Tamber Bey Vineyards 2020 Chardonnay, Yountville, Napa Valley

Online Wine Event
April 8th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
stephanie trotter zacharia barrels
18
APR
Virtual
Why Wine Bottles Have Different Shapes

Winemaker Stephanie Trotter Zacharia of Trotter 1/16 Winery joins us to discuss the most common wine bottles, which come in all shapes and sizes, from tall and slender to short and stout. We will learn the reasoning along with the history and tradition that reflects back to where the grape originates.

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Trotter 1/16 Winery 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Flying J’s Vineyard, Coombsville, Napa Valley

Online Wine Event
April 18th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
Nick Goldschmidt virtual wine tasting
29
APR
Virtual
Farming Practices in the Vineyards

Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt of Goldschmidt Vineyards joins us to discuss his farming practices, common hazards in vineyard management and more. Get your wine geek on, fill your glass with a Goldschmidt wine and join for a fun and educational event.

Wines we will taste at this event: 

Goldschmidt Vineyards 2019 Forefathers Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

Goldschmidt Vineyards 2017 Singing Tree Reserve Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Online Wine Event
April 29th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
Button Red Car Winery Dog
6
MAY
Virtual
Lifecycle of a Vine

Brady Moran, Direct Sales Manager at Red Car winery joins us to discuss the lifecycle of a grapevine. From rootstock to a grape bunch, there are a lot of interesting stages a grapevine goes through before it becomes wine in your glass. Get your wine geek on, fill your glass and join for a fun and educational event.

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Red Car 2017 Heaven & Earth Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA

Online Wine Event
May 6th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
winemaker Laura Barrett
13
MAY
Virtual
Organic vs. Sustainable vs. Biodynamic Winemaking

Learn about the difference between organic, sustainable and biodynamic winemaking practices with Winemaker Laura Barrett of Clif Family Winery in Napa Valley. 

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Clif Family Winery 2019 'The Climber' Bordeaux Style Red Wine, Napa Valley, CA

Online Wine Event
May 13th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
wine decanting tips
20
MAY
Virtual
Wine Decanting and Aging Philosophy

Proprietor George Noble of Noble Wines joins us to discuss decanting practices and philosophy. Learn about sediment, crystallization and how to know your wine needs decanting. Our guest will also talk about storing and aging wine at home. During this event, we'll also announce a special wine offer for Cellar Angels supporters.

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Noble Wines 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Henessey Ridge, Napa Valley, CA

Online Wine Event
May 20th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
Migliavacca Building
3
JUN
Virtual
Why Italian Varietals are Seeing a Resurgence in Napa

Is it climate? Is it cost? Is it demand? We explore the rise in popularity of Italian varietals in Napa after decades of taking a backseat to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. We'll discuss the Italian immigrants who helped put Napa Valley on the map.

Katie Migliavacca of Migliavacca Wine Company, herself a fifth generation Italian Napan, and winemaker Vince Traverso are our special guests.

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Migliavacca Wine Company 2019 Vermentino Napa Valley, CA

Online Wine Event
June 3rd, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
Larry Rowe and Jean Rowe Greyscale Wines Napa Valley
10
JUN
Virtual
Decoding Wine Tasting Notes Terminology

Tonight we learn about structural components – including balance, complexity, body, aromas and flavors – and terms that are often used to describe a wine's tasting profile. Proprietors Larry & Jean Rowe of Greyscale Wines will join this session to help us decode common wine terminology.

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Greyscale Wines 2017 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Online Wine Event
June 10th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
Best virtual wine tasting napa sonoma winemakers
24
JUN
Virtual
100th SIP Episode!

We're celebrating 100 virtual wine tastings! We'll talk about your favorite guests, topics, wines and educational bits. 

Wines we will taste at this event: 

BYOB! Add a SIP Kit to cart (listed above) then choose any bottle from the Cellar Angels Wine Marketplace to bring to this event! Use code SIP100 at checkout to receive 15% off one bottle of wine.

Online Wine Event
June 24th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
nalle-sonoma-zinfandel-wine
8
JUL
Virtual
Your Guide To Tannins and Texture in Wine

Viticulturist April Nalle and Winemaker Andrew Nalle of Nalle Winery join this episode to talk about tannins in wine. We'll also learn about the family-owned winery's story and take a virtual tour of the vineyard!

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Nalle Winery 2020 Ranch Red, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA

Online Wine Event
July 8th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
dot wine grapes
22
JUL
Virtual
Rosé All Day!

Viticulturist/Winemaker Lise Asimont of Dot Wine joins us on this episode to talk about traditional and not-so-traditional rosé winemaking styles. We'll also learn Lise's story and take a virtual tour of the vineyard!

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Dot Wine 2021 Kobus Vineyard Rosé, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA

Online Wine Event
July 22nd, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
wine-tasting-napa-sooma-concierge
29
JUL
Virtual
Ordering Wine in a Restaurant with Confidence

Sommelier Meghan Vandette shares tips for ordering wine at a restaurant with confidence. Join us to learn about the keywords and phrases to use and what to look for on the wine list.

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Waxwing Wines 2019 Pinot Noir Deerheart Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

Online Wine Event
July 29th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
Accenti Wines winemakers
5
AUG
Virtual
Introducing Accenti Wines

Our newest winery partners, James and Lorenza Allen of Accenti Wines, with deep viticultural and winemaking knowledge, tell us about the management of vineyards and the production of grapes under a wide variety of natural conditions.

Wines we will taste at this event: 

Accenti Wines 2021 Pét Nat, California

 

Accenti Wines ThereAfter 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Escher Vineyard, Napa Valley, CA

 

August 5th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
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12
AUG
Virtual
How Winemakers Prepare for Harvest

Winemaker Jaclynn Renee van Sant-Downes of Jaclynn Renee Wines joins us to talk about the activities ahead of harvest in Sonoma. 

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Jaclynn Renée Wines 2018 Franklin’s Cuvee, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA

 

August 12th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
Allie Ketcham of Ketcham Estate talks about Pinot Noir Clones
19
AUG
Virtual
Discussing Pinot Noir Clones

Proprietress Allie Ketcham of Ketcham Estate joins us to introduce herself and the winery. We’ll discuss the estate vineyard, take a virtual tour to Russian River Valley and talk about the wine portfolio and winemaking philosophy.

Wine we tasted at this event: 

Ketcham Estate 2019 Savannah’s Rosé di Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Ketcham Estate 2019 Estate Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
August 19th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
WInemaker Kevin Bersofsky Montagne Russe Wines
2
SEP
Virtual
Pinot Noir Flavor Profiles

Winemaker Kevin Bersofsky of Montagne Russe Wines joins us live to discuss what factors impact the flavors in Pinot Noir.

Wine we taste at this event: 

Montagne Russe 2018 Spring Hill Ranch Pinot Noir, Petaluma Gap, Sonoma County, CA

September 2nd, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
Wine is Liquid Art
9
SEP
Virtual
Harvest 2022 Updates

Harvest 2022 is in full effect in Napa Valley and Sonoma and we have the exclusive video updates from some of our favorite winemakers! We'll also talk a little bit about Grenache ahead of National Grenache Day celebrated on September 17th.

Wine we taste at this event: 

Inspiration Vineyards 2017 Grenache, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County CA

September 9th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
winemaker Tom Rinaldi smiling in a winery while holding two bottles of wine
30
SEP
Virtual
Meet Winemaker Tom Rinaldi

With over 40+ years of winemaking experience in the Napa Valley, Tom Rinaldi has become one of the most recognized winemakers in California. Tom joins us on SIP to discuss his fascinating career, winemaking style and wines.

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Patent Wines 2021 Sauvignon Blanc Yountville AVA, Napa Valley, CA

Pellet Estate 2018 Unoaked Chardonnay Petaluma Gap AVA, Sonoma County, CA

September 30th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
winemaker Brady Moran
7
OCT
Virtual
Debunking Common Wine Myths

Winemaker Brady Moran of Moran Manor joins us to discuss common wine myths and misinformation. We'll also learn more about the winery and portfolio.

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Moran Manor 2018 Estate Merlot Knights Valley AVA, Sonoma County, CA

October 7th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
Monroy Wines Winemaker Adolfo hErnandez standing by a wine barrel
14
OCT
Virtual
Barrel Fermentation: meet Winemaker Adolfo Hernandez

Introducing Winemaker Adolfo Hernandez of Monroy Wines. Adolfo uses a unique winemaking technique and barrel ferments all his wines. Join us LIVE to learn how it impacts the wine. We'll also learn more about the winery and portfolio.

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Monroy Wines 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chalk Hill AVA, Sonoma County, CA

October 14th, 2022
5PM PT/8ET
winemaker standing in the vineyard
21
OCT
Virtual
The wines of Chalk Hill AVA

Winemaker/Founder David Jeffrey of Calluna Vineyards will join us live to talk about the unique terroir of the Chalk Hill AVA vineyards, his portfolio and his story. 

Wine we will taste at this event: 

Calluna Vineyards 2018 Cuvée Chalk Hill AVA, Sonoma County, CA

October 21st, 2022
5PM PT/8ET

2021 Events

Episode 1: Red Blends – Bordeaux Style & Field Blend

This episode aired LIVE on February 26, 2021. During the session we learned about Bordeaux style reds and field blends.

Wines tasted during this session:
Viszlay Vineyards 2014 ‘Five Vines’ Red Blend, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Spicy Vines 2015 ‘Edge’ Red Blend, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA

Episode 2: Inspiration form the Rhône Valley

For this week’s wine class, we will learn about the famous Rhône wine region and talk about Rhône style wines.
Wines tasted during this session:

Episode 3: The Cabernet Debate

For this week’s wine class, we discuss the terroir of Napa Valley and Sonoma and compare two Cabernet Sauvignon’s from those two regions. We also toast Mr. Steven Spurrier.
Wines tasted during this event:

Episode 4: French Origins of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon

For this week’s wine class, we talk about the history origins and tasting profiles of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. All attendees are welcome to turn their cameras on to participate, ask questions or share comments.
Wines tasted during this event:

Episode 5: Site Specific Grape Sourcing

For this week’s wine class, we talked about the importance of site specific grape sourcing. Special guest Winemaker Chad Angelo of Angelo Cellars joined this session to discuss his Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wines tasted during this event:

Angelo Cellars 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak AVA, Napa Valley, CA

Episode 6: Demystifying Grape Clones

For this week’s wine class, we talk about clones with special guest Winemaker Kim Vance of Zoetic Wines. During the session you will learn the difference between single clone Pinot Noir and a clone-blend Pinot Noir. The winemaker will also talk about the Russian River Valley and Edna Valley AVAs.
Wines tasted during this event:

Episode 7: Oaked vs Unoaked Chardonnay and Food Pairings

For this week’s wine class, we will talk about the differences in aging process between an oaked and unoaked Chardonnay. Special guests and Feeding The Soul Podcast Hosts Sommelier/Educator/Author John Laloganes and Chef/Educator Wook Kang join this session to talk about structural components of each wine and recommended food pairings.

Wines tasted during this session:

Episode 8: Organic Vineyard Management Practices

For this week’s wine class, we talk about the importance of organic vineyard management. Special guests Partner/Director of Sales Bettina Sichel and Winemaker Randall Watkins of Laurel Glen Vineyard join this session to talk about the winery’s mission and journey to becoming CCOF certified vineyard.
Wine tasted during this session:

Episode 9: The Artistry of Making Rosé Wine

For this week’s wine class, we will talk about the winemaking process of rosé. Special guest Winemaker Adam Hersly of Hersly Wines will join this session to talk about rosé wine production methods. Please purchase the following wine to have for the event, or acquire a SIP Kit:

Wines tasted during this session:

Hersly Wines 2019 ‘Mae’ Rosé of Merlot, Napa Valley, CA

Also discussed: Hersly Wines 2015 Oak Knoll District Cabernet Sauvignon

Episode 10: Winemaking Practices of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay

For this week’s wine class, we talk about the winemaking process of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Special guest Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt of Goldschmidt Vineyards joins this session to talk about harvest, crush and fermentation steps for each wine.

Wines tasted during this session:

Goldschmidt Vineyards 2018 Charming Creek ‘Hilary Goldschmidt” Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley, CA

Goldschmidt Vineyards 2018 ‘Fog’s Edge’ Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, CA

Episode 11: The Evolution of Zinfandel

For this week’s wine class, we talk about the history of Zinfandel. Special guest Winemaker Jon Phillips of Inspiration Vineyards will join this session to talk about the grape’s heritage and the best places to find great Zinfandel.

Wines tasted during this session:

Inspiration Vineyards 2016 Old Vine Zinfandel, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA

Inspiration Vineyards 2018 Gallaway Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, CA

Episode 12: The Art of Crafting Sparkling Wine

For this week’s wine class, we will talk about the art of crafting sparkling wine. Special guest Winemaker/Viticulturist Ana Keller of Keller Estate will join this session to talk about the grapes and winemaking methods, including Méthode Champonaise.
Wines tasted during this session:
 

Episode 13: Oak Aging

For this week’s wine class, we talk about the use of oak barrels in winemaking. Special guest Winemaker Michael Trujillo of Trujillo Wines will join this session to share his expertise.

Wines tasted during this session:

Episode 14: The Russian River Valley AVA

For this week’s wine class, we talk about the Russian River Valley AVA with special guest Viticulturist/Winemaker Lise Asimont of Dot Wine.

Wine tasted during this session:

Episode 15: Climate Change vs Wine

For this week’s wine class, we talk about climate change and its effect on grapes and winemaking with special guest Viticulturist/Winemaker Scott Sisemore of Waxwing Wine Cellars.
Wine tasted during this session:

Episode 16: Oxygen in Wine – The Good and The Bad

For this week’s wine class, we will talk about oxygen and wine. We’ll discuss aeration, decanting and wine preserving methods with special guest Tom Lutz, Ph.D., Scientist & Inventor of Repour Wine Saver.
Wine tasted during this event:

Episode 17: Pairing Wine with Grilled Meats and BBQ

For this week’s wine class, we will talk about wine pairings for grilled and barbecued foods. We’ll discuss styles of wines that best pair with summer grilling with special guests Sommelier/Author/Educator John Laloganes and Chef/Educator Wook Kang of Feeding The Soul Podcast.
Wines we tasted at this event:

Episode 18: Why Store and Age Wine in Caves?

For this wine class, we will talk about wine caves and storing and aging wine in caves. Special guest Winemaker Christopher Vandendriessche will also talk about the unique soils and terroir of White Rock Vineyards.

Wines we tasted at this event:

White Rock Vineyards 2018 Claret, Napa Valley, CA

White Rock Vineyards 2018 Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA

Episode 19: What Makes a Wine Age-Worthy?

Streaming LIVE from Napa Valley! For this wine class, we will talk about age worthiness of wine. Special guest Winemaker Ignacio Delgadillo Jr. will also talk about the unique method of aging and holding wine and releasing when it’s aged to drinking perfection.

Wines we tasted at this event:

Delgadillo Cellars 2016 “The Red” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA

Delgadillo Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville, Napa Valley, CA

Episode 20: Refreshing White Wine Varieties for Summer

Proprietor Jack Seifrick of Cast Wines talks about the vineyard sources and characteristics that make perfect summer sippers and share summer food pairings.

Wines we taste at this event:

Cast Wines 2020 Bucher Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA

Cast Wines 2020 Front Porch Vineyard Grenache Blanc, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA

Episode 21: What is Pét Nat?

Learn about the labor-intensive winemaking method of producing Pét Nat from grape to glass with Winemaker Elise Nerlove of Elkhorn Peak Cellars. We will discuss the origins of this sparkling wine and what makes it a perfect warm weather sipper.

Wines we taste at this event:

Elkhorn Peak Cellars 2020 Pét Nat of Pinot Noir, Napa Valley, CA

 

 Episode 22: The Art of Blending Wine

For this wine class, we will talk about the art and science of blending wines.

Special guest Winemaker Cindy Cosco of Passaggio Wines will join us to talk about unique blending techniques and her winemaking philosophy.

Wines we tasted at this event:

Passaggio Wines 2017 ‘Connect’ Bordeaux Style Red Blend, Sonoma, CA

Episode 23: Deconstructing Bordeaux Blends

Special guest Winemaker Bryan Kane of Sol Rouge Vineyard & Winery and Howell Mountain Vineyards joins us to talk about using grapes often meant for blending in single varietal bottlings to showcase their true characteristics.

Wines we will taste at this event:

Sol Rouge Vineyards & Winery 2013 Cabernet Franc, Red Hills, Lake County, CA

Howell Mountain Vineyards 2013 Petit Verdot, Napa Valley, CA

Episode 24: Napa’s Italian History

Special guest Katie Migliavacca of Migliavacca Wine Company joins us to talk about her Italian heritage and how her great-great-grandfather Giacomo Migliavacca, an Italian immigrant, helped put Napa’s wine industry on the map

Wine we tasted at this event:

Migliavacca Wine Co. 2018 Sangiovese, Napa Valley, CA

Episode 25: Napa Chenin Blanc

Special guests Winemaker/Co-Founder Shaina Harding and Co-Founder Natalie Coughlin Hall of Gaderian Wines will join this session to discuss Chenin Blanc and its origins.

Wine we tasted at this event:

Gaderian Wines 2019 Henry Ranch Chenin Blanc, Napa Valley, CA

Episode 26: The Importance of Acidity and Aromatics in Food Pairing

Special guest Winemaker Steve Law of MacLaren Wine joins this session to discuss how a wine’s acidity and aromatics impact food pairings.

Wine we tasted at this event:

MacLaren Wine 2020 ‘Aida’ Viognier, Green Valley, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA

Episode 27: Food & Wine Pairings Pt.1 – Holiday Meals

For this wine class, we will learn about how to pair food and wine for the holiday season.

Special guest Proprietor Ross Halleck of Halleck Vineyard joins us to talk about the food friendly Pinot Noir and Gewurztraminer wines.

Wines we tasted at this event:

Halleck Vineyard 2017 Three Sons Cuvée of Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA

Halleck Vineyard 2019 Dry Gewürztraminer, Calandrelli Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA

 

Episode 28: Food & Wine Pairings Pt.2 – Holidays and Beyond

Feeding the Soul Podcast hosts, Chef Wook Kang and Sommelier/Educator John Laloganes are joining the show to help us understand more about pairing food with Syrah by demonstrating braising and stewing techniques. Get ready to learn how to impress your guests this holiday with a hearty meal.

Wine we will taste at this event:

Goosecross 2016 Syrah, Napa Valley, CA

Episode 29: Discovering the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA with Red Car

Winemaker Tanner Scheer from Red Car joins this virtual session to talk about the under-the-radar Fort Ross-Seaview AVA in Sonoma County.

Wine we will taste at this event:

Red Car 2018 Estate Chardonnay, Fort Ross-Seaview AVA, Sonoma County, CA

Episode 30: Family Winemakers of California

Supporting small business is important in all industries, especially wine. The number of small wine producers, the fabric of the wine industry, is shrinking every year. Winemaker Jon Phillips of Inspiration Vineyards joins this event to introduce the Family Winemakers of California organization and talk about its mission to help even the playing field for boutique artisan winemakers.

Wine we will taste at this event:

Inspiration Vineyards 2019 Ceja Farms Grenache, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, CA

Episode 31: Why Sonoma’s Healdsburg is the next “Do Not Miss” Wine Country Location

Join us to explore the exciting  wine country destination in Sonoma County everyone is talking about, Healdsburg. Special guests, Viticulturist Lise Asimont of Dot Wine and Winemaker Kevin Bersofsky of Montagne Russe Wines join us to taste wine and talk about their tasting spaces at new Bacchus Landing in Healdsburg.

Wine we will taste at this event:

Dot Wine 2018 Lolita Vineyard Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA

Montagne Russe Wines 2018 Silver & Gold Chardonnay, Black Knight Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, CA

Episode 32: Dessert Wines

This week we welcome Proprietor Jack Seifrick of Cast Wines to learn about different types of dessert wines, explore food pairings and winemaking methods.

Wine we will taste at this event:

Cast Wines 2017 ‘Late’ Zinfandel Dessert Wine, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA

Episode 33: If the Wine Matters, So Does the Glass

This week we welcome Robert Hall of Bottega del Vino Italian Crystal Stemware to demonstrate and educate how using the correct wine glassware will elevate your wine tasting – and drinking – experience. Be prepared to taste wine side-by-side from your usual glass and the Bottega del Vino stem. A special offer for attendees will be announced during the show.

Wines we tasted at this event:

Trujillo Wines 2018 Madelyn Red Wine, Napa Valley, CA

Inspiration Vineyards 2018 Gallaway Zinfandel, Sonoma, CA

Glassware demonstration using the Bottega del Vino Rosso Wine Glass

Episode 34: The Impact of Drought on Wine

Certified Soil Scientist Bryan Rahn, Viticulturist Dylan Rahn and Winemaker Hannah Rahn of Rahn Estate join us to discuss the impact of drought on winegrowing, winemaking and the wine itself.

Wines we taste at this event:

Rahn Estate 2020 Rosé, Napa Valley, CA

Episode 36: Davis Estates in Napa Valley

Proprietor Mike Davis of Davis Estates joins us to give a glimpse at the unique wine tasting experiences available at the estate. Mike specifically designed this property to give the wine lover awe-inspiring reveals at very turn of their visit to this state-of-the-art winery in northern Napa Valley.

Wine we taste at this event:

Davis Estates 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA

 

2020 Events

This YouTube Playlist has all 46 episodes from the first year of SIP. Hit play to start watching, or use the video controls to go to the next episode.
 
 
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