In this episode, we meet a couple of women who have made names for themselves here in the Northwest. First, Kerry Shiels of Cote Bonneville stops by with how she makes some really delicious bottles of wine. Then, Tami Joyce & Jen Akin of Seattle Distilling Company join us...we haven't had this much fun at the bar in a long time!
We also get a chance to meet Brad Binko of Eternal Wines, where the slogan is "Drink Wine, Be Happy." We can certainly live by that motto!
When a Frenchman comes on to your show, you'd better listen, especially when he proclaims "Rieslings Rule!" Winemaker Nicolas Quille of Pacific Rim Wines joins us. Then, the team from Nicolas Jay Wines based in Newberg, Oregon explains how to make great wine from a female perspective.
And then, we're off to make your next experience with craft beer even better. The guys from the Washington Beer Awards stop by with some tips on enjoying your brew even more, as well as the deadline for their awards this year.
You're a founding winemaker of an entire region, and now it's time to hand over the reigns. Master of Wine Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery is turning things over to winemaker Louis Skinner, and the pair join us with how they're making the transition of a lifetime.
Did you know there's an entire organization solely to promote Northwest-made cider? We'll meet it's director, Emily Richie, and then we meet some Oregon winemakers who've moved not once, but four times. And it was all to make Fullerton Wines what it is today!
What's in a name? If you pick the right name, A LOT! Just ask the people behind Naked Winery in Hood River. You'll love their story, and why they chose to go a little risque in order to make wine approachable for everyone.
And wine can certainly be a family affair! We meet the Kitzke family, and find out who does what to make all the great wine at Kitzke Cellars.