WINE WOMEN RADIO HOUR

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YOUR HOSTS

Lisa Adams Walter

Marcia Macomber

Cyndee Nelson

Misty Roudebush Cain

Adrienne Stillman

 

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The “WINE WOMEN Radio Hour” is a weekly show co-hosted by women from the WINE WOMEN organization. The focus of the show is the enjoyment of wine among friends (women and men) as well as news about the industry and about women’s career development in the wine industry.

Join us for a glass of wine (vicariously!) and listen in on the conversation as we taste through a few wines, catch up on wine industry news, and welcome our featured guest each week.

Featured Guest Schedule

Deanna Martinez, General Manager, Jarvis Estates

Featured Wines: Jarvis Wines are allocated to their Inner Circle members only. On the show we enjoyed their wonderful, full-bodied and elegant Chardonnay and Merlot.

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Jennifer Reichardt, Vintner/Winemaker, Raft Wines
Delia Viader, V I A D E R Wines
Suzanne Truchard, Truchard Vineyards
Debra Del Fiorentino, Founder & President of Wine Competitions Production & Mgmt, talking about the upcoming Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge, and Alexandra Russell, Editor of Spirited Magazine.
Lesley Keffer Russell | General Manager | Saint Helena Winery

Additional upcoming guests in May include Alison Crowe, Plata Wine Partners (LAW), Charlene Peters from the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce, Alicia Maria, CEO & Founder of The Wine Noire, Stephanie Wycoff, Estate Director, Seghesio Vineyards and Joan Toth.

Debra Beresini, Co-Owner, Black Dog Ranch/Beresini Vineyards

Featured Wines: 2013 and 2014 Beresini Pinot Noir, Black Dog Ranch, Carneros

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Agoston Haraszathy, The Count of Buena Vista

Featured Wine: 2016 Buena Vista Bela’s Selection Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

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Robert Jordan, Robert Jordan Wines

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Csaba Szakal, En Garde Winery

Featured wines: Csaba brought several En Garde wines from his Diamond Mountain Cabernet, to his Russian River Pinot Noir and even his Magdalena Berry Port. Get ’em here.

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Co-Host Misty Roudebush Cain brought along a treat: St. Supery’s new My Virtu custom blending experience (see image). We got to custom blend our own My Virtu white wine!My Virtu-Custom Blend St. Supery White Wine

Featured wines: Co-Host Misty Roudebush Cain brought along St. Supery’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Virtu (a Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blend). Get ’em here.

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Canned Wines!

SANS Riesling and Butternut Rose in cans!Featured on this show were two terrific canned wines: BUTTERNUT ROSÉ CAN and SANS RUTHERFORD RIESLING ’17. We also featured a bit of Mathis Rosé de Grenache at the top of the show.

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Our past shows (you can replay!)…

Cindy Cosco, Vintner & Winemaker, Passaggio Wines

With most of the team out on assignment, Marcia Macomber and Cindy Cosco had Cindy’s 2017 Chenin Blanc, Heringer Estates, Clarksburg, to themselves. And, my, it was fantastic! If you love delicate whites with beautiful fruit and acidity, this is it!

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Karen Senders, Senders Wines

Karen brought along several stunning samples from Senders Wines for all to enjoy, including the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Ryan Vineyard, Napa Valley, the 2014 ‘Las Brisas’ Carneros Pinot Noir from the Mahoney Ranch, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville Station, Napa Valley, and from their inaugural vintage, the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Rutherford, Napa Valley, from the Galleron Vineyard — all available for purchase at SendersWines.com.

In addition to these wines, our holiday show featured Adrienne Stillman’s Apple Toddies. She explained that this terrific holiday cocktail was first mentioned in print in 1792 and was extremely popular in New York throughout the 1800s. Try the recipe yourself:

  • Adrienne Stillman with Apple Toddies2 oz Apple Brandy (Applejack or Calvados. Can substitute Bourbon or aged Brandy.), 1/2 baked apple, 1 tbs Demerara Sugar, boiling water
  • Baked Apple: peel, core and cut in half one apple. Wrap in wet brown paper to ensure the apple doesn’t fall apart in the oven. Bake for 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees, until completely soft.
  • Cocktail: Add the sugar and 1-2 oz boiling water to a mug. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add half the baked apple and brandy and stir to break up the apple. Top with boiling water and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

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Noel Schaff and Linda Trotta, Winemakers, WXBrands.com and Jamieson RanchFeatured wines at KSVY

Featured Wines from WXBrands’ portfolio: Jamieson Ranch “Double Lariat” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2016, and “Jelly Jar” Red Blend, California, 2016. Find them at: Jamieson Ranch Vineyards and Jelly Jar Wines, respectively.

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Theresa Dorr, “Queen of Clubs” and Forum Chair, Wine Club Forum

Missed the show? Listen to the replay! Lots of discussion about the challenges facing wine club managers and directors as well as an open invitation to the launch meeting of WINE WOMEN’s Wine Club Forum on January 23rd at Nakedwines.com in Napa.

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Susan Doyle, VP Operations and Winemaking, Stewart Family Estate Wines, which includes Valley of the Moon Winery, Lake Sonoma Winery and Quail’s Gate.

Here’s co-host Cyndee Nelson’s wine news report (as we were unable to establish a good connection remotely across the airwaves during the show):

WINE NEWS REPORT

The Wine Analytics Report is a new monthly digital publication including data, analysis and news for executives, winemakers, winery owners and anyone wanting to closely follow the trends in U.S. wine industry. The first issue reveals that the total U.S. wine market has grown to be worth $70.5 billion. That’s 408 million cases of wine!

The Sonoma Index Tribune is reporting that the city of Sonoma, in an effort to keep commercial rents in check and maintain a balance of businesses, is limiting the number of tasting rooms allowed in the town center. Since 2012, the number of tasting rooms around the Plaza has increased from 17 to 26 – an uptick of 35 percent. Meanwhile, commercial lease rates on the Plaza have grown from $2 per square foot to $6 per square foot.

The U.S. House has passed legislation that would allow North Coast grape growers to tap into emergency funding to compensate them for losses incurred because of smoke taint in 2018. Growers in Lake and Mendocino counties had their grapes rejected by wineries during last year’s harvest because of smoke damage to their crop from the Mendocino Complex fires in the summer.

If you’d like to earn your Certificate in Wine Entrepreneurship from Sonoma State University, now is the time. The program is available only on a biennial basis, and is designed to provide wine business principals and aspiring owners with the time and guided focus to create a business plan that ensures success. The eight-week program is led by Dr. Anisya Fritz, owner of Lynmar Estate Winery. It’s open to the public and runs from February 21 through April 11.

And finally….

According to a new and preliminary study by Harvard Medical School, drinking wine before bed has the potential to help you lose weight!

The study focused on the appetite-suppressing chemical which is found in most wines on the market. Resveratrol comes from plants and helps them to bounce back from being damaged, but in dietary terms, is known for combating your body’s fat cells while minimizing your desire to eat.

The 13-yearlong study found that women who drink two glasses of wine daily, including one at a later hour, were 70 per cent more likely to experience weight loss than those who didn’t consume wine. Of course, all things in moderation is the key!

Cyndee Nelson, Hospitality & Wine Club Manager, Gracianna Winery6914 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Featured wines: Valley of the Moon 2016 Pinot Blanc and 2017 Pinot Noir, Carneros – Find them here.

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Jessica Link, General Manager, Davis Estates and Co-Owner, Linked Vineyards

Featured Wines: 2014 Davis Estates Zephyr and 2014 Linked Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley

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Debra Del Fiorentino, Founder & President of Wine Competitions Production & Mgmt, talking about the upcoming Harvest Challenge wine competition.

Featured Wines: 2015 Mt. Brave Merlot, Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley and 2015 La Jota Vineyard Co. Merlot, Howell Mountain

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Lynda Paulson, CEO of Success Strategies, Inc., and author of Romancing the Grape, Relationship Selling for Hospitality Professionals.

Featured Wine: 2014 Altos Ibericos Crianza Tempranillo (Rioja)

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Alex Farber, Head of Planning and Winemaker, from Nakedwines.com, the direct-to-consumer wine company with more than 100,000 angel subscribers.

Featured Wine: 2016 Crowdpleazin Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

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Todd Jolly, CSW, CSP, Director of Wine and Beer at Sonoma’s Best Modern Mercantile, was our guest.

View/Download the featured holiday cocktail recipes, recipes courtesy of John, Mixologist at Jackson’s and Starks Steakhouse, Santa Rosa, Ca, and Savannah Barto, Mixologist at The Q, Napa, CA

Featured wines: Roederer Estate Brut, Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California and Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne

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Amy Bess Cook, Founder of WOW Sonoma

Featured Wines: Amy Bess shared a number of wines from her Holiday Lineup with us. All were from producers making under 500 cases a year.

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Colette Milliman, Office Manager and Partner at August Briggs Winery in Napa Valley

Featured Wines from the August Briggs Winery: 2017 Dutton Ranch ‘Shop Block’ Russian River Valley Pinot Blanc, 2015 Old Vines Calistoga Napa Valley Zinfandel and 2015 Calistoga Napa Valley Charbono, all available at the August Briggs website!

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Show Hosts

Lisa Adams Walter

Lisa Adams Walter

A native of wine country, Lisa Adams Walter has spent her career writing, telling stories, reporting and publicizing primarily in the areas of wine, food and the arts. She founded the boutique PR agency Adams Walter Communications in 1999. In addition to her work as a publicist, she has been published in numerous media outlets, and is one of a select group of wine publicists who wrote chapters for the books Spinning the Bottle: Case Histories, Tactics and Stories of Wine Public Relations as well as the second edition Spinning the Bottle Again. She is the editor in chief and co-founder of CANVAS – The Experience Magazine – “Canvassing Wine Country” and in 2016 wrote the introduction for the Simon & Schuster hardcover book Napa Valley Cabernets.Publicist in Wine, Food & The Arts. Contact Lisa

Marcia Macomber

Marcia Macomber

Marcia has served as Creator-in-Chief for Cornucopia Creations, her marketing and graphic design firm, for more than 20 years. Current and past clients include large corporations, such as ClosetMaid, to small entrepreneurs, including gourmet chefs, wholesale manufacturers, contractors, CPAs, small wineries, bookkeepers, business coaches and sculptors. She is a co-founder of WINE WOMEN and served as its first Marketing Director. Prior to the founding of WINE WOMEN, she served as Communications Director for the Napa-Sonoma Women for WineSense chapter and then Marketing Director. In addition to her marketing and design work, she hosts “The Morning Show” on Sonoma’s KSVY 91.3 FM radio on Mondays as well as co-hosting the “WINE WOMEN Radio Hour.” She has been a past president, and is a current member of, Business Network International (BNI) for more than nine years.  Contact Marcia

Cyndee Nelson

Cyndee Nelson

As Hospitality & Wine Club Manager at Gracianna Winery, Cyndee Nelson has re-invented herself in the world of wine. A native of Los Angeles, she relocated to Sonoma County in 2016. With a background in communications ranging from disc jockey at several rock radio stations; editor and associate publisher at trade journal Radio & Records; digital media producer; and audiobook narrator; she has transformed her wine hobby into her career. Always an advocate for women in business, she also served as VP Communications for the Alliance for Women in Media’s Southern California chapter for five years.  Contact Cyndee

Misty Roudebush Cain

Misty Roudebush Cain

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Misty Roudebush Cain, Director of Marketing & Member Services at St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, is a data driven marketer with a track record for exceeding goals and developing teams. She brings extensive wine industry knowledge to her roles overseeing marketing for wholesale and direct, wine club, ecommerce, and telesales. Previously, she was in charge of Marketing and Direct to Consumer for B.R. Cohn winery and prior was Director of Member and Guest Experience at Foley Family Wines’ luxury estates, including the retail teams for Chalk Hill Estate, Lancaster Estate and Roth Estate. Misty began her career in the wine industry at Chalk Hill in 2005. Earlier, she was an Associate Director of Consumer Marketing for AT&T.  Contact Misty

Adrienne Stillman

Adrienne Stillman

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With a passion for wine, story-telling and technology, Adrienne Stillman currently serves as Director of Marketing for WineDirect in Napa where she oversees all aspects of marketing and communications. Her professional experience includes digital strategy for a variety of wine and spirits clients, product marketing for financial services software and authoring the book “Where Bartenders Drink” (Phaidon, 2017). A New York City native, Adrienne is a Certified Sommelier and proud graduate of Barnard College, where she learned the importance of advocating for women in the workplace.  Contact Adrienne

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