The Taste with Doug Shafer
By Doug Shafer
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A new podcast series from Doug Shafer about the people behind the food and wine you love.
||CleanCindy Pawlcyn||Doug Shafer talks with chef Cindy Pawlcyn, who is credited with launching the current era of Napa Valley’s restaurant scene, when she opened Mustards in 1983. She went on to open Fog City Diner in San Francisco and win a James Beard Award for one of .||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Skupny||- Doug Shafer talks with vintner John Skupny, whose resume includes working with Francis Ford Coppola at Inglenook, Bernard Portet at Clos du Val, and Charlie and Chuck Wagner at Caymus before he and his wife Tracey launched their own winery,||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeslie Sbrocco||Doug Shafer talks with TV host and “wine translator” Leslie Sbrocco, known to millions from her fast-paced wine segments with Kathy Lee and Hoda Kotb on The Today Show, her PBS show Check Please, Bay Area and her books including Wine For Women.||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarc Mondavi||Marc Mondavi grew up at Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena and learned the wine business from his father, Peter Mondavi. Marc tells wild stories of growing up in Napa Valley and talks of his optimism as a new generation joins the fa...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Anthony Truchard||Before John Anthony Truchard started high-end brand, John Anthony Vineyards, or his runaway brand JaM Cellars, he was a kid growing up working in vineyards with his dad, Tony Truchard. It’s been a long, crazy journey to the success he enjoys today.||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPete Seghesio||Pete Seghesio tells the incredible 120-year story of his family in Sonoma County from Italian immigrants with only a love of farming to leaving a lasting legacy in the world of fine wine. Today Pete has two wine brands of his own and a salumi enterprise||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHeidi Barrett||Heidi Barrett has produced extraordinary wines for clients including Screaming Eagle, Paradigm, Dalle Valle, and many more. One of her Cabernets holds the record as the most ever paid for a single bottle of wine -- $500,000 at Auction Napa Valley.||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Twelftree||Michael Twelftree was a construction business owner with a taste for rum. In the late 1990s he fell in love with wine and by 2000 he’d launched his now-celebrated Two Hands Wines, an Australian winery which has won countless accolades in the world of.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCarmen Policy||Carmen Policy practiced law in Youngstown, Ohio, when his career took an unexpected turn -- he began doing legal work for the San Francisco 49ers in the late 1970s. He eventually became the team’s CEO, earning five Superbowl rings.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJim Regusci||Jim Regusci on 100 years of family, wine, and fun in Napa on “The Taste with Doug Shafer” The Regusci family’s roots in Napa Valley go back...||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Hobbs||He grew up one of 11 children on an apple farm and become one of the most celebrated names in the world of wine. The epic story of Paul Hobbs includes names such as Robert Mondavi, Zelma Long, Larry Hyde, Michel Rollan...||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCathy Corison||Cathy Corison discovered her passion for wine almost by accident when she was a biology major in college. She went on to study winemaking at UC Davis and ventured into the wine business, which in the 1980s was not always eager to hire a woman. Undaunted||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Honig||In the 1980s Michael Honig took over the family’s Napa Valley vineyard property and started Honig Winery, focusing on Sauvignon Blanc. While making Sauvignon Blanc is popular today, 20 or 30 years ago it was a steep uphill climb.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Carpenter||At nearly 30, Chris Carpenter moved to Napa, earned a viticulture degree at UC Davis, and went on to become winemaker at Lokoya, Cardinale, Mt. Brave, and La Jota here in the Valley and Hickinbotham in Australia. In this episode,||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCleo Pahlmeyer||Cleo Pahlmeyer grew up in Napa then headed to the East Coast and later to London to pursue her of love art history. By 2008 though, she’d developed an interest in the world of wine. She applied for an entry level job at her father’s winery,||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Down to earth stuff!
Doug has questions that come from a place that only a long time Napa insider would know to ask. He evokes fond memories of the humble beginnings of the Napa Valley while applauding the next generation, the children of his contemporaries. The Cleo Pahlmeyer episode is a classic - about wine, but also, about family.
Yes!! More Please!!
I love this podcast!! Doug and his guests share so much information about the Napa/Sonoma of old - the 1970s! So much excellent firsthand knowledge of the people who produce great wines! I know this podcast is based in Napa, but I would encourage the inclusion of Vintners/growers from other areas of California or the west coast. This is my current absolute favorite wine centric podcast!! Thoroughly enjoy!
Just like with wine, everyone has different tastes
And this podcast is right up my alley/palate. A great series of learning about winemakers, their origin stories and what they’re trying to tell with the story contained inside that bottle. This is a pod that allows the winemakers to come out from behind the tasting bar or the rows of vines and talk about who they are and why they do what they do. It’s the ideal podcast and reinforces wineries and wines I want to try when my wife and I visit Napa next!