Thursday, December 31, 2009

Friday Jan 1, 2010


On today's New Year's Day Show we talk football and wine . Mike Horn & Michael Jordan welcome Vince Ferragamo and Drew Bledsoe , both legendary players who now have a very strong wine connection. Good conversation, and information to help kick off a brand new decade.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Fri Dec 25, 2009

Larry O'Brien - Master Sommelier
Larry has over 18 years of experience in the restaurant and wine businesses, including positions at two Wine Spectator Grand Award winning establishments, The Wine Merchant Restaurant in Akron, Ohio and Bern's Steakhouse in Tampa, Florida. Additionally, he served as sommelier for celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse's Orlando restaurant. His career led him to Stations Casinos in Las Vegas in 2005 where he created the wine programs for Red Rock Resort and guided the makeover and modernization of the company's corporate wine program. Currently, Larry is the Western Division Wine Specialist for Vine One, a division of Constellation Wines.  Larry represented the United States in the prestigious international sommelier competition Meilleur Sommelier du Monde Concours Mondial in 2000 after winning the title of Best Sommelier in America earlier that same year. In 2001 Larry became one of approximately 135 Master Sommeliers in the world and the first Master Sommelier in Florida. Early in 2008, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Court of Master Sommeliers. He has served as a judge for the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs' Jeuene Sommelier Competition at the national and regional levels. He has participated as a wine judge, with other internationally recognized experts, at the Starwine International Wine Competition held in Philadelphia in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

John Downing - European Wine  Expert
Bob Cabral Executive Winemaker  Williams Selyem
"If you wouldn't want to eat it, then I don't want to make wine out of it." That is Bob Cabral's rule of thumb for harvest workers hand-sorting grapes as they arrive from the vineyards. After nearly thirty commercial harvests, Bob is an experienced winemaker whose meticulousness and patience yield wines that are authentic expressions of each vineyard site. Bob Cabral has been involved in growing and making wine professionally since 1979 and has had an interest in wine and farming since his childhood helping his grandfather make wine in his barn. A fourth generation family farmer and grape grower, he took all he learned at the family farm and applied it to his studies at Fresno State University, ultimately earning a Master's Degree in Enology. Heading into his twelfth vintage at Williams Selyem, his winemaking philosophy has not changed: "The key is to respect the vineyard and respect the fruit. Working with some of the best growers and vineyards in the world allows us to farm to the highest possible standards and provides us with the finest fruit available. That's more than half the battle in working with Pinot Noir. Once the fruit is taken care of, then we try to intervene as little as possible. While there is no shortage of hard work in the cellar and you must pay careful attention to detail, great wines are really made in the vineyard. My job is to just guide it along and allow the individual vineyard to be expressed in every bottle." Bob, his wife Heather and daughter Paige, make their home in the Russian River Valley.

Felicia Montemayor  Director at World Of Pinot Noir
2010 marks the Tenth Anniversary of the World of Pinot Noir.  Come celebrate with us! Our mission is to bring extraordinary Pinot Noir producers from around the globe together with Pinot Noir enthusiasts for a weekend celebration and education about our collective passion…Pinot Noir! Our annual event takes place the first full weekend in March and includes two days of in-depth Tasting Seminars, Grand Tastings (each with a unique roster of wineries), a Featured Tasting with a guest Burgundian producer, two Gala Pinot Noir Dinners featuring prominent guest chefs and culminates with a Santa Barbara style PaulĂ©e. These extraordinary food and wine extravaganzas will be hosted by participating wineries and feature an outstanding panel of Sommeliers from across the U.S. Our mission is to bring extraordinary Pinot Noir producers from around the globe together with Pinot Noir enthusiasts for a weekend celebration and education about our collective passion…Pinot Noir! Our annual event takes place the first full weekend in March and includes two days of in-depth Tasting Seminars, Grand Tastings (each with a unique roster of wineries), a Featured Tasting with a guest Burgundian producer and two Gala Pinot Noir Dinners featuring prominent guest chefs. These extraordinary food and wine extravaganzas will be hosted by participating wineries and feature an outstanding panel of sommeliers from across the U.S.


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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fri Dec 18, 2009


Matt Viotto - Talbott Vineyard Monterey County
Founded by the Talbott family a quarter century ago, Talbott Vineyards is dedicated to producing superior Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Crafted using grapes from two of Monterey County's most esteemed vineyard areas, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Carmel Valley, Talbott wines have earned a reputation for elegance and aging potential. Founder Robb Talbott takes great pride in their meticulous vineyard program. To ensure consistency and quality year after year, Robb and the Talbott winemaking team personally select only

Geoff Kruth, MS - Director of Operations, Guild of Sommeliers
"The Guild of Sommeliers membership organization provides an incredible opportunity for sommeliers across the country to exchange information, enhance their knowledge , and expand their professional network."

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fri Dec 04, 2009


"What's Cookin on Wine" airs live nationally from Ruth's Chris Steak House with hosts Master Sommelier Michael Jordan and LA Personality Mike Horn.

Today's Guests

Friday, November 27, 2009

Fri Nov 27, 2009

Andrew Quady - Quady Winery in Madera, CA
Essensia and other sweet wines for holiday meals and desserts pairings. Andrew and Laurel Quady left crowded southern California and their jobs in pyrotechnics and merchandising to pursue their dream: a non-urban way of life making wine. Returning to school, Andrew graduated with a Masters in Food Science-Enology from UC Davis and Laurel became a licensed CPA. In 1975, at the urging of friend Darrell Corti, they made their first port from Amador County Zinfandel at the now defunct Lodi Vintners where Andrew was working as an assistant winemaker. In 1977, settled in Madera in California’s Central Valley with Andrew working at Heublein, they built a small winery behind their country home and made port on evenings and weekends. In 1980 they decided to add

a fortified white dessert wine to their line. The wine, from the obscure Orange Muscat grape variety was named Essensia and became a major success. In 1983, opportunity knocked when they were offered a crop of Black Muscat grapes which became the first Elysium. By 1984 the expanding business needed space and Andrew and Laurel needed help. Fresno State graduate and former Peace Corp member Michael Blaylock, now winemaker, and Cheryl Russell, now general manager, joined and a new winery was completed. With their enthusiasm and dedication the winery continued to grow, developing more unique wines: Starboard (our euphemism for port), Electra (white and red) and VYA vermouth.

Jim Fiolek Exec Director - Santa Barbara County Vintner's Association
Santa Barbara County has a history of winemaking and winegrape growing stretching back more than 200 years to before California was a state. From the Mission Era of early California through the Ranchero and Pueblo Era, struggling through Prohibition to the beginning of the modern era of viniculuture that started in the 60's, Santa Barbara County continues to combine traditional, hand-made techniques, with the latest cutting-edge innovations in grape-growing and winemaking. Father Junipero Serra brought grapevine cuttings from Mexico in 1782 to be planted in the fertile bottoms of Sycamore Creek (in what is now known as the Milpas district of Santa Barbara). The largest mission vineyard, about 25 acres, was located in the San Jose Creek area, and an adobe winery, built nearby in 1804, is now Goleta's oldest landmark. In 1884, Justinian Caire imported grape slips from France and planted a 150-acre vineyard on Santa Cruz Island. His prize-winning wines were shipped to San Francisco for bottling. A grapevine planted in 1842 on a farm in Carpinteria grew to monstrous proportions. In fifty years, it had a trunk measuring nine feet around, an arbor covering two acres and an annual yield of ten tons of grapes! The wine industry has enjoyed a renaissance in Santa Barbara County in the last 25 years. Early studies by researchers from U.C. Davis found that Santa Barbara County was cooler than most wine regions of Northern California and that it had an excellent balance of geology, climate, soil and water, giving it great potential as a viticultural area. The first modern vineyards were planted in the Tepusquet area of the Santa Maria Valley in the early 1960s. Shortly thereafter, vineyards were planted in several parts of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fri Nov 20, 2009


"What's Cookin on Wine" with Michael Horn live nationwide from Ruth's Chris Steak House! From our humble beginnings on Broad Street in New Orleans to our current position as the world's largest fine dining company, Ruth's Chris Steak House has come quite a long way in its first four decades. In 2005, we celebrated our 40th anniversary, and we consider it a celebration of the life of a woman who broke the mold - our founder, Ruth Fertel.

Fine wines for a fine meal at Ruth's Chiris Steak House.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thu Nov 12, 2009

Dean Cain - Encourage Vaccination Against Influenza
While influenza continues to lead news stories on a daily basis, many Americans have yet to get their seasonal influenza vaccine. That’s why Dean Cain, of TV Superman fame, has joined with the American Lung Association’s Faces of Influenza educational initiative to encourage people to get vaccinated. The campaign, which features celebrities and everyday people with personal ties to the disease, is designed to put a “face” on influenza to demonstrate the influenza does not discriminate and everyone is at risk for contracting it. The recent H1-N1 influenza outbreak is a strong reminder that influenza is not like the common cold. In fact, seasonal influenza is a serious respiratory illness that results in an estimated 226,000 hospitalizations and approximately 36,000 deaths each year in the U.S. Dean George Cain was born July 31, 1966 in Mt. Clemins, Michigan to Sharon Thomas and Christopher Cain. Dean's natural father George Tanaka left Deans mother and older brother Roger before Dean was born and Dean has never nor ever wants to meet his natural father. In his eyes the man who raised him and gave him his name is the only man deserving of the title Dad. Dean made his first major acting appearance in his fathers film The Stone Boy, but football was what Dean really cared about. In 1984 Dean received a football scholarship from Princeton University where he excelled at his sport and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills four years later. Unfortunately he never got to be on a trading card; before he could play one season game Dean hurt his knee and was told by doctors that if he wanted to play basketball with his kids when he was forty, then he had to give up the sport he loved. So, Dean moved on to acting. Dean did commercials for everything from Bally's fitness clubs, to beer, to McDonalds, to Diet Coke before getting bit parts on television shows like A Different World and Life Goes On. In 1992 Dean was cast as Brenda's new boyfriend on Beverly Hills 90210. This gave Dean more exposure for his next audition to star as The Man Of Steel on a new Superman series titled Lois Lane's Daily Planet. Dean was neck and neck with another unknown actor by the name of Kevin Sorbo. In the end Dean got the role of the brainy reporter with a secret identity while Kevin moved on to become Hercules. On September 12, 1993 the series, now titled Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman premiered on ABC at 8:00PM, not the 10:00 time slot originally planned. The series ran for four years, ending on June 14, 1997 with a cliffhanger never to be resolved. After the series ended Dean moved on to other things. Best Men, which was made during the 1996 hiatus of Lois & Clark, was released to theaters in England and eventually to the US on video in 1998. Tracked/Dogboys premiered on Showtime, Futuresport on ABC in October 1998 and began filming a new television pilot titled Rag & Bone for CBS with Robert Patrick (the newest star of The X Files). Unfortunately the show never got picked up. Dean was also busy with his personal life as well. Having had a long list of romances which included Brooke Sheilds, Ami Dolenz, Pamala Anderson, and Gabrielle Reece; Dean began dating country singer/newcomer Mindy McCready in 1997. They became engaged in early 1998 but eventually broke up in July 1998. In that time Dean had also directed two of Mindy’s music videos. Deans career continued with more movies, and more charitable events. In July 1999 Dean appeared in St. Louis with other celebrities for a basketball tournament to help inner city fans. Dean also took time out to visit with his fans. Later that year he became host of TBS's new series Ripley's Believe It Or Not which ended its run in 2004, but continues on in syndication. Dean started to keep his personal life private, but he couldn’t keep quiet the news that came out at the end of 1999, his former girlfriend Samantha Torres was pregnant with his child. They had decided then not to get back together as a couple, but to both be involved in their child's life. On June 11, 2000 Christopher Dean Cain was born. Dean and Samantha now share custody of their son. Since Chris' birth Dean has made many movies and TV guest appearances including winning the first round of Celebrity Blackjack on The Game Show Network in July 2004, but lost in the finals to Caroline Rhea. In September 2004 Dean's new show Clubhouse premieres on CBS where Dean costars along side Christopher Lloyd, Mare Winningham and Jeremy Sumpter. Unfortunately only five episodes aired before CBS pulled it. The rest aired on HDTV after many fans demanded all 11 episodes that were filmed be shown. Since then Dean has appeared in guest spots on Hope & Faith, and Las Vegas and numerous films.

Earl "The Pearl" Monroe - "Diabetes Restaurant"
Earl "The Pearl" Monroe – A basketball legend, Earl "The Pearl" Monroe dazzled fans and players alike with his on-court moves for 13 years, including a league championship in 1973. Now 64, Earl has type 2 diabetes and is working with Merck on the Diabetes Restaurant Month program and challenging local restaurants to transform popular menu items into delicious diabetes-friendly dishes to help show people with diabetes that it is possible to enjoy dining out and stay healthy. Basketball legend Earl "The Pearl" Monroe is teaming up with Merck & Co., Inc. on the first-ever Diabetes Restaurant Month program, to challenge restaurants in select cities to create diabetes-friendly menu items. Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1998, Earl has learned how to maintain a diabetes-friendly lifestyle with a healthy diet and regular exercise, and he aims to inspire others to do the same by making a few small changes in their daily lives, including making smart choices while dining out. Local restaurants cities across the country will feature diabetes-friendly dishes on their menus during the month designated as Diabetes Restaurant Month for that market. Diners are encouraged to try featured diabetes-friendly dishes at participating restaurants and log on to .

Lauren Ulm, "Lolo," is a vegan foodie and founder of who lives in Boston with her husband and two cats. She is not a chef, has never been to culinary school, and she's not a professional photographer (but she has fun pretending!) When she went vegan in 2002, the kitchen became her favorite room in the house, and still is today. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and has been featured in Vegetarian Times. Put the yum into your meals with more than 85 mouthwatering vegan recipes!When Lauren Ulm went vegan, she faced the typical onslaught of questions from acquaintances and more than the occasional wince from unsuspecting dinner guests. Vowing to prove that vegan food can be decadent and delicious—and not a bland stand-in for 'normal' food—she created a blog, What began as a hobby became an obsession, winning her not only legions of vegan and non-vegan foodie fans, but also the 2008 Best Veggie Blog Award from VegNews magazine.Here in her debut cookbook, Lauren shows that vegan food is anything but dull, with her creative and quirky twists on everything from crowd-pleasing appetizers to indulgent desserts, from easy weekend breakfasts to speedy weeknight dinners, plus holiday- and company-worthy fare you can serve with pride. Blueberry Waffles with Lemon Icing • Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake • Stuffed Banana Berry French Toast Sweet Chili Lime Tofu • Tahini Lemon Rice and Beans • Corn Fritters • Eggplant and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes Creamy Tomato Barley Risotto • Crispy Sesame Kale • Moroccan Spiced Root Vegetable Home Fries • Smoky Miso Tofu Sandwiches • Cannellini Bean Soup with Pan-fried Croutons • Chinese Broccoli Wontons in Ginger-Soy Sauce Chipotle Basil Corn Chowder • Baked Mac and Cheeze • Gnocchi with Thyme Vinaigrette • Lime Peanut Noodles with Seitan, Kale, and Carrots •

Janice Ruddock - Managing Director - "Wines of Nova Scotia"
The Winery Association of Nova Scotia was formed in 2002 to represent the interests of wine producers in Nova Scotia, to serve as a voice for local industry and to promote the growth and development of Nova Scotia wines. As a first order of business, a set of quality standards was developed. The Nova Scotia Wine Standards (NSWS) were adopted by the association’s membership in the summer of 2005. The Wines of Nova Scotia logo was created as a symbol of quality which members may use on their wines that are made from 100% locally grown grapes and fruit, and that meet the NSWS. For more information on how to use the logo, view the Wines of Nova Scotia Graphic Identity Specifications. The Nova Scotia wine industry has a climate and soil conditions that favour unique and distinctive grape varietals, an abundant supply of inexpensive land for potential development, unfettered by urban encroachment and strong transportation links and proximity to the large Eastern USA markets and Europe. Building awareness of a Nova Scotia Wine Country and expanding distribution of the Wines of Nova Scotia will increase local market penetration. The Winery Association of Nova Scotia is committed to building excellence throughout every aspect of the industry, forging partnerships and attracting potential investors, ultimately catapulting the Wines of Nova Scotia onto the world stage.

Steve Kleinedler "100 Words for Foodies"
The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and of other reference titles published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees and have studied at least one foreign language. Several have degrees in linguistics or in the history of the English language. Others have degrees in science or sometimes other disciplines. All the editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work in association with consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible. Food terms make up one of the most fascinating parts of the English vocabulary. The TV Food Network talks about 24 hours a day. People talk about chefs and what they cook in daily conversation. In fact, we spend almost as much time discussing food as we do preparing and eating it. This latest book in the 100 Words series presents 100 mouthwatering food terms to be savored by fine diners, cooking fanatics, restaurateurs, and ordingary folks who wnjoy what they eat but can't always decipher the menu.

Wed Nov 13, 2009

On Today's Show

Mike Horn and Paul Stern host a live show from Charles Krug Winery in Napa with special guests Peter Mondavi Sr. and Peter Mondavi Jr. Happy Birthday to the elder legendary winemaker on his 95th birthday.

Sunday, November 8th, marks Peter Mondavi, Sr.'s 95th birthday. Mr. Mondavi will celebrate at a family luncheon on the 21st to mark his and his wife Blanche's birthdays. Blanche turns 91 on November 22nd. They will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this coming June.
Inquiring minds want to know if Mr. Mondavi is still active in the wine industry. As president of the Charles Krug Winery, he comes to the office daily to work on winery business. Tastings, reviewing new equipment that comes into the winery and reading reports on production and harvest are part of his routine. We hope you will all join in and wish Mr. Mondavi a Happy Birthday and toast him with a glass of your favorite wine!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fri June 19, 2009


Samantha Steckbeck - Director Ret Accts Orient Express Hotels
the world's most magical collection of romantic luxury hotels and resorts including the renowned "Hotel Cipriani" in Venice and "21 Club" in New York City

Heidi Barrett - Winemaker
Heidi Peterson Barrett is a winemaker who has been responsible for some California's most notable cult wines, including Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle Vineyards, Paradigm Winery, Grace Family Vineyards, Amuse Bouche, Lamborn Family Vineyards, Showket Vineyards and Fantesca, is a consultant for Diamond Creek and Niebaum-Coppola, and has her own wine label, La Sirena. She is the daughter of California wine pioneer Richard Peterson, and is married to Bo Barrett, winemaker at Chateau Montelena of "Judgment of Paris", which was recently the subject of the motion picture Bottle Shock.[2] Robert Parker has on several occasions awarded her wines 100 points and called her "the first lady of wine". She graduated from UC Davis in 1980 with a B.Sc. in Fermentation Science. Having experienced internships in both the German and Australian wine industries, Barrett became head winemaker for Buehler Vineyards in 1983 at age 25.[ Following the 1992 vintage of Screaming Eagle, Barrett became a "winemaking star".

Friday, June 12, 2009

Fri June 12, 2009


Jim Fiolek - Executive Director Santa Barbara County Vintner's Association
Breathtaking vistas overlook valleys and mountains studded with ancient oaks, brilliant wild flowers and magnificent vineyards. Taking a leisurely country drive allows you to fully appreciate the winemaking experience while viewing the ever changing seasons. Pruning in the winter, bud break in spring, canopy management in summer, culminates with the fall harvest. It is a wonderful discovery for any traveler! You'll find great restaurants, galleries, country inns and exceptional tasting rooms. Friendly and knowledgeable people are waiting to welcome, serve and delight you.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Fri June 5, 2009

On Today's Show:



Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fri May 22, 2009


John Gorman - VP Sales & Marketing Southern Starz Inc.
It takes a team to bring a vintage to completion, and the same can be said for our business. Southern Starz carefully chooses its suppliers based on quality, potential for the brands, and our personal seal of approval. We visit the wine regions and wineries at least twice a year to keep current with our wineries’ offerings and new projects. The same can be said for our distributors. As a distributor, you can count on us to provide the personal, hands-on relationship that Southern Starz in known for. From assisting with promotional events, competitive pricing, downloadable shelf-talkers and POS materials, we look to form lasting and successful partnerships with you.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fri May 8, 2009


Jeff Smith Founder and Chairman of Carte du Vin
Author "The Best Cellar" The founder and chairman of Carte du Vin, the leading Wine Cellar Management company in the nation, lays out step-by-step advice on how to buy and sell wine, how to maintain a collection, and how to prepare a Carte du Vin inventory. A must-have book for wine lovers.If it happens in a wine cellar, Jeff Smith has done it. As owner-operator of Carte du Vin, the country's leading wine cellar management company, Smith knows his wine. In THE BEST CELLAR, he lays out step-by-step advice on how to buy and sell, how to maintain your collection, and how to prepare a Carte du Vin wine cellar inventory. A must-have book for wine lovers, his adventures in the wine trade make for an insightful and riotously funny read.

Tammy Semler - Malibu Family Wines

Nestled deep in Malibu's Santa Monica Mountains is the sprawling 1,000-acre Saddlerock Ranch, home to Malibu Family Wines. Visitors may recognize the vineyard and unusual rock formations from over 100 movies, commercials and television shows filmed here. The estate is also home to dozens of horses and exotic animals and a popular weekend setting for weddings and special events. Today, our vineyards consist of approximately 60,000 vines on 65 acres, with expansion plans to reach 100,000 vines. With the high altitude and separation from the coast, along with an ideal blend of weather conditions and rich, rocky soil, it's the perfect environment for growing premium wine grapes. As a joint family endeavor between the Semler Family and the DeJoria Family, we take great pride in the gentle-handling, traditional techniques that give our wines their special character. We hope you enjoy our wines as much as we enjoy creating them!

Tim Meinken Sapphire Hill Vineyards
The history of Sapphire Hill Vineyards can be traced to the El Molino Ranchero belonging to General Mariano Vallejo. General Vallejo, the last Mexican Governor of California before his overthrow during the 1846 Bear Flag Revolt, granted the Ranchero in 1834 to his brother-in-law, Captain John Cooper. Captain Cooper, in turn, sold 120 acres in 1869 to a Massachusetts relative, Lucy Sullivan, and her husband, Levi Grant Grove. Sapphire Hill is located on the original homestead of Lucy and Levi Grove.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fri May 1, 2009


Laura DePasQuale - Master Sommelier
As Vice President, Fine Wine Development, at Palm Bay International, DePasquale heads a fast-growing team of specialized fine wine sales personnel for a company now ranked among the top five wine importers nationwide. The creation of Palm Bay’s Fine Wine Division dates back to 2004, soon after DePasquale passed a rigorous series of exams that earned her the right to add the initials MS(Master Sommelier) after her name. In the process she joined an elite group of Master Sommeliers worldwide, becoming the 13th woman to achieve the title since the examinations were first set in 1969.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Fri April 17, 2009


Playboy Mansion Executive Chef William Bloxsom-Carter
“Chef Bloxsam-Carter’s extraordinary culinary talent and exclusive repertoire of wines have been captivating and delighting guests at Hugh Hefner’s legendary Playboy Mansion parties for more than 25 years.”

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Fri April 10, 2009


We are a boutique winery located four miles north of downtown Calistoga. Our signature wine is our estate Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from our own dry-farmed 39-year old vines. Under the capable hands of Kirk Venge, we make under 1,000 cases of cabernet sauvignon. Under our non-estate label Y3, we make a sauvignon blanc sourced from the russian river, a chardonnay sourced from Atlas Peak and Oak Knoll District, and a single vineyard syrah sourced from Chiles Valley.

Visit our Wine Blog, headed by our new V.P. of Wines - Kenny Koda & Our Wine Director - Kerrin Laz! Our expert wine staff will take you behind the bottle in their blogs, filled with the inner workings of Dean & DeLuca Wine and all things Napa Valley and California.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fri April 3, 2009


Special broadcast from ninth annual World of Pinot Noir with Michael Jordan & Mike Horn. Special guest - David Bruce.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Friday Mar 27, 2009


Laura DePasQuale - Master Sommelier

As Vice President, Fine Wine Development, at Palm Bay International, DePasquale heads a fast-growing team of specialized fine wine sales personnel for a company now ranked among the top five wine importers nationwide. The creation of Palm Bay’s Fine Wine Division dates back to 2004, soon after DePasquale passed a rigorous series of exams that earned her the right to add the initials MS(Master Sommelier) after her name. In the process she joined an elite group of Master Sommeliers worldwide, becoming the 13th woman to achieve the title since the examinations were first set in 1969.