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ROCKnVINO: A Pairing of Music & Wine
38 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
RNV 89: Jim Morris | Charles Krug Winery
Today we chatted with Jim Morris, VP of Guest Relations at Charles Krug Winery. He shares with us how they shifted their focus and persevered during the pandemic with virtual tastings, virtual comedy and many other creative and fun ideas. Now, as the world begins to reopen, they've partnered with The Blue Note in Napa on a series of outdoor concerts slated to begin in May. We're so excited to talk about the return of live music!
45 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
RNV 88: Rene Byck | Paradise Ridge Winery
Today we chatted with Rene Byck, co-owner of Paradise Ridge Winery. A winery that has persevered after losing almost everything in the 2017 Kincade fire but has remained resilient with the reconstruction of their tasting room with stunning views, amazing wine and awe-inspiring art pieces.
44 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
RNV 87: Dan Kosta
On today's episode we chat with Dan Kosta, founder and owner of AldenAlli Winery and former co-founder of Kosta Browne Winery which he and fellow co-founder Michael Browne started with money they made from tips from their restaurant job. Moving on to their own ventures Dan started AldenAlli alongside the Legasse family to get back to his roots of winemaking focusing on the Sonoma Coast. We chat and taste his wonderful wines as he shared some amazing stories of some intimate experiences he's had with some of todays biggest rockstars. Get his wines while you can at: www.aldenalli.com/
41 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
RNV 86: Clark Smith
Today we chatted with Clark Smith, winemaker for Wine Smith wines and author of Post Modern Winemaking. He has been experimenting with how music affects your perception of the wine you are tasting for years and he walks us through an experiment he has done over a hundred times. It was fun and fascinating!
37 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
RNV 85: Megan Cline
On today's episode we chatted - IN PERSON - with Megan Cline of Cline Cellars, Jacuzzi Vineyards and Gust Wine. We chat about her growing up in a large Italian family, how distancing herself from her wine heritage brought her right back into it with passion and her most memorable concert... hint, there are shark and hamburger hats involved. If you know, you know. Check out this very fun episode where we tried some amazing wines. Featured: 2020 Jacuzzi Dolcetto 2018 Gust Pinot Noir
44 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
RNV 84: Kendal Conrad
Today we chat with rising country music star and foodie Kendal Conrad. We chat about blackberry wine, her time on-stage with Keith Urban, some of her favorite food dishes and about just how much she loves the snow and beer. We had a great time with her on this episode!
36 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
RNV 83: Charles Spence
Today we are so excited to have Professor Charles Spence on the show. He is an experimental psychologist heading the Crossmodal Research group at Oxford University where he researches how your different senses affect the taste of your food and your drinks. Does the music you're listening to affect how what you're drinking or eating tastes? You bet it does! Tune in to hear more about his amazing experiments and how he's helping restaurants create unique dining experiences for their guests.
45 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
RNV 82: Jen Janet
We sit down with Jen Janet, vocalist and songwriter for Mimesis and Novarium as well as a wine blogger. We chat with her about how she started singing as a child found her love of rock music and discovered a love of wine. Novarium's cover of Type O Negative's "Christian Woman" is currently featured on Sirius XM's Liquid Metal.
32 minutes | May 12, 2020
RNV 81: The Delicacy | Somm TV | Jason Wise
As we continue to Shelter In Place, we're looking for more things to do and to watch. So why not watch amazing documentaries about food, wine and travel?! Well, lucky for all of us you can do that easily with Somm TV, created by Jason Wise. We chatted with Jason about the Somm movies that started him down this road, his background in underwater photography and how it all led him to create The Delicacy, a documentary about Sea Urchins and the fishermen and women behind it all. It was a labor of love that took him 6 years to complete but in the end produced a fantastic film about this unique and exotic food that fishermen risk their lives for on a daily basis to harvest. Check it out at SommTV today!
25 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
RNV 80: Jackson Family Wines | Your Wine Store
As we continue to Shelter In Place Jackson Family Wines is looking to brighten your day with their new delivery service via Your Wine Store. It's a new program they've recently launched where you have access to wines from their entire portfolio as well as curated cheese and charcuterie paired selections delivered right to your door. It's a great way to treat yourself while we're all stuck at home. Be sure to head to https://www.yourwinestore.com/ order some of their delectable wines and a cheese or charcuterie selection and enjoy a great night in!
32 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
RNV 79: 2020 Concerts Prediction
On this weeks SIP episode of Rock'n Vino, we get the band back together (Virtually) to chat about what an epic concert year that 2020 was set to be and how we're now dealing with the cancellations or postponements of some of these shows. We also make our best predictions as to what concerts will be like in the future and when we can enjoy concerts or any live music again.
33 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
RNV 78: Douglas Keane | The Post-Pandemic Future For The Restaurant Industry
It's week two of socially-distanced Rock'N Vino and we welcome back friend of the podcast Chef Douglas Keane. The road ahead is unclear for the restaurant industry, we talk with Douglas about what the new reality is for restaurants, diners, and restaurants will have to change and adapt to survive. On the lighter side, we'll talk about chefs and winemakers taking their talents online for virtual pairings and chef demos. PLUS, we have all the juicy details on the NEW Cyrus, set to see the light of day in Geyserville.
21 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
RNV 77: Sonoma Wine | Michael Haney
In today's Social Distancing Episode of Rock'n Vino we chat with Sonoma Wine Executive Director, Michael Haney about how wineries are pivoting to meet their customers needs virtually via special shipment and wine specials, virtual cooking demonstrations paired with your favorite wine, virtual tastings and more. Sonoma Wine has created an excellent resource page on their website featuring all of the ways you can safely SIP from home while drinking your favorite wine that has been delivered to your door. Check it out at: https://sonomawine.com/sip-from-home/
42 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
RNV 76: Balletto Vineyards
Today we chat with the lovely Jacqueline Balletto, DTC and Tasting Room Manager of Balletto Vineyards. She shares with us how she got into the family business, her other passions besides wine as well as some music that gets her fired up for the day! Be sure to check out their amazing wines at https://www.ballettovineyards.com/
48 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
RNV 75: Jardesca California Aperitiva
Let't take a bit of a break from all of the crazy Covid-19 stuff going on in the world and go back to about a month ago when we had Marshall Dawson of Jardesca California Aperitiva in studio with us. Jardesca offers a red and white option of this amazing apertivia handcrafted in Sonoma offering up a variety of fun cocktail options! Add some ice, some fresh fruit and or herbs and go crazy with these delectable "botanical magic" cocktails. And don’t forget to “Slap the Mint” and Squeeze, Spank, Spritz”!! Even though you can't leave your home right now, you can still get some Jardesca sent to you! Hit them up on their website at: https://jardesca.com/product-category/aperitiva/ Stay safe everyone!
36 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
RNV 74: Covid-19's Impact on Sonoma County
On this special episode of Rock'n Vino we take a step back from our normal programming to discuss the global pandemic, Covid-19 which is affecting the whole world. At the time of this recording businesses are open and people have been encouraged to take precautionary measures such as social distancing, general good hygiene and practicing common courtesy when out and about. We sit down with the Mayor of Santa Rosa, Tom Schwedhelm to give us the nitty gritty of what's going on and Landon of Harvest Card joins us to talk about how the wineries, restaurants and hotels have been affected and how you can continue to support them. Here's a link of resources to stay up to date as the situation unfolds: http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Employee-Resources/News/Update-on-Coronavirus-COVID-19/
31 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
RNV 73: Comedian Steve Ausburne
Season 3 is here! We're kicking it off with comedian Steve Ausburne who shares his life antidotes with us in wine and in comedy. He talks about his love of bachelorette parties that visited the tasting room he worked out and how he got tasked with naming wines that each had a song or band theme for "Rocktober"... think Bon Jovi "Bad MediZin" or "Every Rose has it's Thorn"... so fun! Check it out and let us know what you think!
21 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
RNV 72: BottleRock 2020 Line-Up Reveal
Kicking of the new year with the first episode of 2020 looking at the reveal of this year's BottleRock Napa Valley 2020 line-up. Announced this morning, this year's festival features headlining performances from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus and more. Hear about this year's happenings as BottleRock curates another year mixing music, wine, and food in the Napa Valley!
49 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
RNV 71: Iron Horse Vineyards | Joy Sterling
Join us this week as we chat with the multi-faceted Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards. She shares her story of growing up in Paris, becoming a journalist, and then finding her way back home in Wine Country. You won't want to miss how she helped make Iron Horse the unofficial wine of the White House and helped end the Cold War. It's the time of year to celebrate! What better way than with some amazing wines from Iron Horse. Check out their website at: https://www.ironhorsevineyards.com/Shop-Wines
29 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
RNV 70: REVISIT: Oak Farm Vineyards
On today's Rock'N Vino episode we REVISIT our chat with Dan Panella, co-owner and winemaker at Oak Farm Vineyards in Lodi, California. We discuss the their wines and their beautiful property which has a stunning house you can stay in so you're never far away from a great glass of wine. He chats about the terroir in Lodi vs. Sonoma and Napa Counties, their music in the courtyard series and their upcoming Taste of Bordeaux River Cruise taking off in July.
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