Napa Sonoma Live Podcast
Tune in to Napa Sonoma Live, the podcast that brings the lifestyles and wonders of Napa Sonoma Valley to your living room or office. Hosted by Executive Editor Laura Levy Shatkin of Napa Sonoma Magazine, and co-hosted by Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor of Boisset Collection, the podcast shares inside stories revealed by the famous winemakers, chefs, and artisans who call this world-renowned winemaking region home. Napa Sonoma Live highlights all of the best things to see, sip, and savor in wine country.
Heirloom Sourcing for Change: Steve Sando from Rancho Gordo
Join us for an interesting episode on heirloom beans, their origin and distinct flavors. We open up with my co-host Jean-Charles Boisset telling us of his love for local agricultural products and his respect for Rancho Gordo, the top local source not only for the beans, but the seeds to grow them
Chocolate from the Heart: Patricia Doyle
In this episode, my co-host Jean-Charles Boisset and I sit down to discuss everyone’s favorite treat: chocolate. We talk about the nuances and complexities in chocolate that strike a chord with winemakers. Ee taste the 2015 JCB Passion red Bordeaux blend, bringing cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petit verdot and merlot together, showcasing the best Napa has to offer.
Our Place in the Valley: Oakville AVA with Samantha Rudd and Joyce Stavert
We stay hyper-local in this episode and talk with a few acclaimed guests from the Oakville area. My co-host Jean-Charles and I talk about the unique and highly sought-after grape-growing region then we taste a single Oakville wine in this episode: the 2015 Raymond Vineyards Oakville District Collection Cabernet Sauvignon. The lush and rich, dark red wine is soul-satisfying and pairs great with grilled filet mignon.
Passion for Flavor: Angelo Garro of Omnivore
This episode kicks off with a chat about Michael Pollan’s Omnivore's Dilemma and the association with our upcoming guest, Angelo Garro of Omnivore products. We talk about salt as a critical ingredient in cooking and diet, one which often enhances a dish.
Art of Fermentation: Cider and Beer
In this weeks episode of Napa Sonoma Live Executive Editor Laura Levy Shatkin and our very own Jean-Charles Boisset talk about the long history of apple orchards in America. Laura & Jean-Charles sample Boisset's La Captiva Cider, produced in Sonoma. Then they taste the Oakville Grocery 1881 Pilsner available only at Oakville Grocery. Laura speaks to Ned Lawton about the hard ciders he produces at Ethic Cider in Sebastopol, followed by an interview with Mad Fritz owner and brewer Nile Zacherle discussing his origin-specific craft beer.
Setting a Gold Standard: Good Food Awards
In this episode of Napa Sonoma Live, Executive Editor Laura Levy Shatkin sits down with Katherine Harris, Merchants and Communications Manager at the Good Food Foundation and discussed the criteria used to rank over 2000 products submitted for Good Food Awards. Plus Laura and our very own Jean-Charles Boisset discuss the meaning of good food and how the Good Food Foundation has created a certification process to reward foods that not only taste delicious but respect the environment.
Wine Country Essentials: Cheese and Charcuterie
Will McCosker of Sky Hill Napa Farms shares info on making his local goat cheese varieties while Pete Seghesio tells us of his authentic hand-crafted products at Journeyman Meats in Healdsburg. Both delicious, both local, both worthy of some aural indulgence!
A Valley Original: 1881 Napa Wine History Museum and Tasting Salon
Tasting room manager of this tasting room, next door to Oakville Grocery, Ali Madrid, talks about the decor, the space and tasting options followed by 1881 Associate Winemaker Thane Knutson, who shares his winemaking insights.
The Unexpected; Screaming Eagle and Caviar
Oakville Grocery Wine Director Ed Maass talks about Screaming Eagle wine and Tsar Nicoulai Caviar's Otto Szilagyi raves about caviar. Let's discover what we know and love about these renowned delectable delicacies. Hear from the greats right from the comfort of your own home, office, car or workout.
Ohm Coffee Roaster Derek Bromley
Roasting coffee is an art, and Ohm coffee roaster and founder Derek Bromley explains the secrets to making the perfect cup. Learn how to make the perfect cup right in your very own home. Embrace your inner barista!
Future of Food
Chef Perry Hoffman and Gibson Thomas Publisher of Edible Marin and Wine Country discuss the future of food. Join us as these two culinary aficionados take us on an educational journey about one of the most important facets of our lives that fuels us on a daily basis. Grab a snack and have a seat.
Napa Valley's Oakville Grocery Then and Now
The past, present, and future of California's oldest continually operating market and its commitment to local, organic, Biodyanmic and sustainable food, wine, and artisanal products. Dive in as we share with you the extensive, rich history of our coveted local grocer.
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Check Out 1881 Napa
Enjoy our podcast over a refreshing glass of wine at our friendly neighbor's spot, 1881 Napa. Learn, relax, and recline at one of Napa's most elegant wineries.