Rock’N Vino: A Pairing of Music & Wine
RNV 44: Nolan Gasser | Why You Like It: The Science & Culture of Musical Taste

RNV 44: Nolan Gasser | Why You Like It: The Science & Culture of Musical Taste

May 21, 2019

On this episode of Rock'N Vino we sit down with Nolan Gasser - he's a critically acclaimed musician, musicologist, the architect of Pandora's Music Genome project and author of the recently released book Why You Like It; The Science & Culture of Musical Taste. We chat with Nolan about his love of music, the science behind matching what some would believe are unrelated songs together, his love of wine, and of course his new book! 

Find out more about Why You Like It at whyyoulikeit.com

RNV 42: Linkin Park Bassist Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell & LP Tour Chef Gray Rollin

RNV 42: Linkin Park Bassist Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell & LP Tour Chef Gray Rollin

May 14, 2019

Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell found a variety of new passions in recent months. As bassist of one of the most successful rock bands of all time and one of defining bands of the millennial generation, Linkin Park, Farrell has traveled across the globe playing some of the biggest stages at the farthest reaches. In the time that's passed following the tragic death of vocalist Chester Bennington, Farrell has been able to decompress by tapping into other creative outlets, travel for pleasure, and tap into some of his non-musical passions. Farrell joined the Rock'N Vino Podcast for an exclusive wide-ranging conversation, along with longtime tour chef Gray Rollin, to talk travel, life on the road, and the future of Linkin Park.

RNV 41: Gary Spivack | Aftershock Festival 2019

RNV 41: Gary Spivack | Aftershock Festival 2019

May 7, 2019

On today's Rock'N Vino we chat with Gary Spivack, Senior Vice President of Talent at Danny Wimmer Presents! Gary is a veteran of the music industry who started out as a drummer then went on to work at a record label, eventually branching off with music promoter Danny Wimmer to create todays biggest rock festivals around the country including one of our favorites Aftershock in Sacramento!

https://aftershockfestival.com/

RNV 40: Mersenne Wines

RNV 40: Mersenne Wines

April 30, 2019

On today's episode we chat with Mitch Rice, winemaker for micro-winery Mersenne wines. We chat about how the winery came about, how they got their name and the fun ways they incorporate music into their winery experience.

https://www.mersennewines.com/

RNV 39: Robert Mondavi Concert Series

RNV 39: Robert Mondavi Concert Series

April 23, 2019

On today's episode, we chat with Kathy Magner, Director of Hospitality at Robert Mondavi Winery about their upcoming Summer Concert Series featuring St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Struts, Thievery Corporation, Rodigo y Gabriela and Matt Nathanson. We talk about how Margrit Mondavi pioneered pairing music, wine and art in the Napa Valley and how the winery is celebrating 50 years of the Summer Concert Series on their beautiful lawn under the stars. It's an unforgettable experience and if you want to go to any of the concerts get your tickets now at: RobertMondaviWinery.com  

RNV 38: Easter Wines with Harvest Card & Jim Morris of Charles Krug

RNV 38: Easter Wines with Harvest Card & Jim Morris of Charles Krug

April 16, 2019

On this FUN episode we celebrated a lot of FIRSTS! It was our first holiday themed episode, our first panel discussion, our first return guest (Landon of Harvest Card) and first time guest Jim Morris of Charles Krug winery! We chatted and tasted through some wonderful wines to serve for either Easter Brunch or Easter Dinner and we went off on some fun tangents as well. 

Featured in this week's episode: 

- Harvest Card
- Charles Krug Winery
- DRNK
- Taft Street
- Bowman Cellars
- Jardesca California Apertiva

RNV 37: Coco and Mike talk sports, music venues and Mike’s brush with death!

RNV 37: Coco and Mike talk sports, music venues and Mike’s brush with death!

April 9, 2019

On this episode of Rock'n Vino Mike and Coco chat about Mike's recent sports centered trip where he visited Vegas, Arizona, Anaheim and LA where the unexpected theme of the trip was falling! Some good falls but most... not so much. Some of the falling takes a dark turn. We also chat about music venues... what make them good and what make them not so good? 

RNV 36: Dustin Valette | Chef / Owner of Valette Healdsburg

RNV 36: Dustin Valette | Chef / Owner of Valette Healdsburg

April 2, 2019

On today's episode of Rock'n Vino we had the pleasure of interviewing Chef / Owner of Valette Healdsburg Dustin Valette. He spoke to us about growing up in beautiful Sonoma County, his love of this beautiful and bountiful place we call home and his passion for food and showcasing the work of some amazing craftsmen and artisans who live here. Dustin also talked to us about his soon to be released wine (available at Valette) and his newest project The Matheson and Roof 106. 

http://www.valettehealdsburg.com/

https://thematheson.com/

RNV 35: Keith Wallen | Breaking Benjamin

RNV 35: Keith Wallen | Breaking Benjamin

March 26, 2019

On today's episode of Rock'n Vino we interview Keith Wallen. Keith is currently the rhythm guitarist + backing vocals for Breaking Benjamin and is releasing his own music on the side. He chats with us about his new single "Crows", the current Breaking Benjamin tour and his new discovery of enjoying wine!

RNV 34: David Drake | Lancaster Estate Winery

RNV 34: David Drake | Lancaster Estate Winery

March 19, 2019

On this week's episode of Rock'n Vino we had the pleasure of interviewing David Drake, winemaker at Lancaster Estate Winery in the stunning Alexander Valley. We chat about his amazing award winning Cabernet Sauvignons, the music that gets him and his team through those long days and we find out what kind of wine he would love to make if given the chance.