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Wine Talks with Paul Kalemkiarian

For the wine novice and wine expert...this is an  unorthodox travel through wine and food. Meet some of the characters that shape what we drink and eat. From the Mayor of Montefalco (small Umbrian town) to the biggest names in the Napa Valley...we have them here and Paul K. makes them laugh and tell!

Apr 6, 2021

Pat Roney, CEO of Vintage Wine Estates, has kept vigilant in growing his company to one of the largest winery groups in America. His insightful look at the industry reminds us that it is about quality products and good service....despite phoney taste algorithms.

Hear his insights and resolve to forge more quality for...


Mar 17, 2021

A wealth of wine knowledge, Natalie MacLean, noted wine author, stumbled into wine appreciation where her husband suggested she take wine classes (gold lesson didn't pan out the way they had hoped). A wealth of wine knowledge and a fresh approach, meet Natalie Maclean.


Mar 10, 2021

Steven just passed this morning...I thought it a nice gesture to relaunch his appearance on Wine Talks.

 

In 1976, the Americans beat the French in their own tasting. Meet the architect of this famed event, Steven Spurrier. You will never sip another glass of wine and not think of this story.


Mar 6, 2021

The food scene in the US was changing rapidly in the '80's and LA was the hub.  Being a Chef was not a claim to fame in those days but restaurants like Michaels in Santa Monica was changing all that. Michaels was like a Chef breeding ground churning greats like the namesake, Michael McCarty, Ken Frank, Jonathan Waxman,...


Feb 24, 2021

The cuisine boom of the '80s in America is in part due to a movement towards fresher simpler food that took hold in Los Angeles and young chefs and restaurant owners. Jonathan Waxman was at the forefront of this change. Trained in France and part of the original crew at Michael McCarty's Michaels, Jonathan has...