Welcome to my guide to planning a successful first trip to Napa or Sonoma. The tips within will help you answer the common questions before you travel to wine country. If you prefer to listen, check out the audio version of this article in the podcast player below.
We’re back. It’s Cal Fussman again with never-heard audio from the original interview. You can listen below and click here for the full transcript. Show Notes for Cal Fussman’s Interview Living with the Road to Wine Expert Summit and now podcast is like living with a time capsule. Or maybe more appropriately a high school […]
The Road to Wine Expert launched in July of 2019. The interviews from Season 1 were part of a virtual summit I hosted in 2017. During the summit, I reached out to people who I admired in the wine industry to understand their career paths. I wanted to know how they got their start and […]
Nikki and Erica created Yes Way Rosé, a lifestyle brand that has skyrocketed with success. Looking at their journey in the past two years, that even seems like a bit of an understatement. They now have wine of the same name that can be found virtually everywhere. Nikki and Erica are living proof that “wine […]
Steve De Long is a great guide to have by your side in the wine world. After all, it can be scary, overwhelming and complicated place. If you’re on any journey, it’s important to know where you are going. Better yet, you’ll want to have a map to help you stay the course. Steve can […]
Randy Smith is better known as The Wine Write across the internet. He focuses his blog on winemaker, wineries and other people based in the Central Coast. Beyond telling great stories about the wine industry, Randy does something admirable which is niche down into a very specific region. With the wine world being so large, […]
If you do not know George Taber, he is the author of the Judgement of Paris and is the only reporter to cover the 1976 Paris tasting. In this epic head-to-head battle, Napa Valley Chardonnay and Cabernet went up against White Burgundy and Red Bordeaux. California came out on top, sending shockwaves throughout the wine […]
Richard Hemming is a fantastic wine writer. He is also a pretty fantastic wine musician. What is a wine musician? I’m glad you asked. After going down the Richard Hemming rabbit hole, you’ll find yourself listening to his fabulous Wine Grape Variety Song. He wrote that while studying for his MW, and it clearly paid […]
Thomas Monroe is more than just a mustache. He is the co-owner, co-winemaking and co-founder of Division Wine Making Company based in Portland, Oregon. Thomas went from the “financial cube game” to winemaker. It’s a journey that we all envy, especially because he makes delicious wines.
Richard Betts has a laundry list of achievements and accolades. He makes wine: An Approach to Relaxation and My Essential Wine. He makes spirits: Sombra Mescal and Astral Tequila. He passed the MS Exam on his first attempt, the ninth ever to do so. My favorite project Richard has ever done is the Scratch and […]