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/
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/
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!
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:
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!
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!
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
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.
Today we chat with Kathy Inman of Inman Family Wines! She shares her wonderful story of growing up in Napa and finding her love of wine while attending college in Santa Barbara. She discusses how she met her husband at her first winery job and how she created a passionate life filled with the things she loves and believes in... wine, music, food and the environment.
Visit them at: https://www.inmanfamilywines.com/
On today's episode we chatted with Landon Kenneth of Harvest Card to discuss his recommendations for Thanksgiving wines. Hear what Harvest Card is all about and if you don't have your own card yet, get your now at a discounted rate with the code "gather". We'll be linking to all the wines we chatted about soon.
Click here to check out all of the wines we chatted about!