April 8, 2020
Come take a peek behind the curtain of Paso Robles Wine Country and “hangout” with some of Paso’s personalities. This casual Zoom meet-up has no agenda, no motive to sell you anything, nor a script. Paso is a tight-knit community, so naturally, panelists are not only colleagues, but friends specially selected for the show theme. Topics may include what’s happening in the cellar or vineyard, how they approach food pairings, the importance of organic farming, experimental vessels, and more. Disclaimer: Conversations may digress to the proverbial shooting of the …..
Paso Wine Zoom Hangouts will include three personalities joining in from the cellar, winery, home, or vineyard. Happening every Thursday 3 – 4pm and hosted by Paso Wine’s own Christopher Taranto.
Come hangout and see what’s up in Paso.
Thursday, August 13 – We take a week off for a little summer time fun.
Thursday, August 20 – PR and Journalism in the Wine Industry
In this new landscape of marketing, everyone had to “pivot” in order to still continue to cultivate a relationship with an audience. These Zoom Hangouts are an example. The world of wine PR has also had to adjust as wine marketing is a very personal relationship. There is no other product out there quite like it where the traditional model involves sampling, traveling, meeting, dining, and the development of interpersonal relationships. Today we discuss wine and wine country PR and journalism with a few professionals who know a thing or two about it.
Patrick Comiskey, Wine and Spirits Magazine
Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Stephanie Teuwen, Teuwen Communications
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Friday, April 10: Cellar Talk – What’s happening in the cellar?
Tyler Russell, Cordant | Nelle
Russell From, Herman Story Wines
Friday, April 17: Sustainability – Organic farming, biodynamic farming, why is it important
Cris Cherry, Villa Creek Cellars | MAHA Estate
Wednesday, April 22: Cellar Mates – How winemakers can work under the same roof
Eric Ogorsolka, Zenaida Cellars
Dorothy Schuler, Bodegas Paso Robles
Jeff Strekas, ONX Wines
Friday, April 24: Food Pairings – What would you pair with the wine you’re drinking?
Aaron Jackson, Aaron
Clay Selkirk, Le Cuvier
Jeffry Wiesinger, Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ
Wednesday, April 29: Tin City Happenings
Andrew Jones, Field Recordings.
Friday, May 1: History of the region, we grew up here together
Janell Dusi, J Dusi Wines
Austin Hope, Austin Hope & Treana Tasting Cellar
Joe Barton, Grey Wolf Cellars & Barton Family Wines
Wednesday, May 6: The Heightened Guest Experience
Maggie Tillman, Alta Colina
Glenn Mitton, Booker Vineyard
Leanne Kudla, L’Aventure
Friday, May 8: What’s happening in the vineyard
Molly Scott, JUSTIN
Guillaume Fabre, Clos Solène
Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins, Santa Margarita Ranch
Wednesday, May 13: Sangiovese and other Italian varieties in Paso Robles
Chris Eberle, Eberle Winery
Jimmy Zanoli, Bella Luna Vineyard
Friday, May 15: Experimental Vessels
Manu Fiorentini, ITEK Wine
Jordan Fiorentini, Epoch Estate Wine
Vailia From, Desparada Wines
Wednesday, May 20: How does the art/sport of surfing influence the art/science of winemaking
Josh Beckett, Peachy Canyon Winery
Philipp Pfunder, Law Estate Wines
Patrick Muran, Niner Wine Estates
Friday, May 22: ABV- Why Does it Matter?
Gary Eberle, Eberle Winery
Wes Hagen, J. Wilkes / MIller Family Wines
Wednesday, May 27 – Barrel of Choice
Sterling Kragten, Cass Winery
Brenden Wood, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Jason Joyce, Calcareous Vineyard
Friday, May 29 – From Service to this Country, to Serving the Country (some great wine!)
Hal Schmitt, Volatus
Leon Tackitt, Tackitt Family Winery
John Pianetta, Pianetta Winery
Wednesday, June 3 – A Bunch of Cork Dorks
Adam Montiel, The Cork Dorks radio program
Jeremy West, The Corks Dorks radio program
Rich Hartenberger, Midnight Cellars
Martin Croad, Croad Vineyards
Friday, June 5 – Rosé All Day
Chelsea Franchi, Tablas Creek Vineyard
Rebecca McMahon, Fulldraw Vineyard
Dan Smith, Villa San-Juliette Vineyards & Winery
Thursday, June 11 – 3 p.m. – The Musicality of Wine
Mark Adams, Ledge Vineyards
Paul Lopez, Denner Vineyards
Daniel Callan, Thacher Winery
Wednesday, June 17 – 4 p.m. – Wine On Earth Taste-A-Thon
Thirteen regions from seven countries will be participating in this one-day Taste-A-Thon. The Paso Robles contribution will feature three iconic brands showcasing the viticultural diversity of our region.
Janell Dusi, J Dusi Wines
Daniel Daou, DAOU Vineyards & Winery
Neil Collins, Tablas Creek Vineyard
Thursday, June 25 – 3 p.m. – Downtown Happenings
Paso Robles’ downtown is a must visit when coming to Paso Robles wine country. The combination of great restaurants, unique boutiques, and winery tasting rooms give the visitor another reason to spend some time in Paso Robles wine country. At this Zoom Hangout we visit with three wineries whose tasting rooms are in the downtown area.
Anita Kothari, Copia Vineyards and Winery
Philip Krumal, Asuncion Ridge Vineyards
Raymond Smith, Indigene Cellars
Thursday, July 2 – 3 p.m. – What’s Happening in the Vineyard? Summer Update.
Now that we are past spring and at the beginning of summer, lets learn where we are with the 2020 vintage. Fruit has set and is now showing some sign on what the yield could be. We will hear from a few brands whose vineyards are in the Adelaida District, Willow Creek District, Estrella District, and more.
Soren Christensen, Hearst Ranch Winery
Kevin Jussila, kukkula
Terry Hoage, TH Estate Wines
Thursday, July 9 – 3 p.m. – Paso Wine Video Vault
Before these Zoom Hangouts, Paso Wine had a run with a successful series of videos that featured the Paso Wine Man. The first of the series about Zinfandel won a best video of the year award from Wine Spectator. The year prior, this prestigious award with to a video called Wine Is, also from Paso Robles. At this Zoom Hangout we meet the people behind these videos.
Casey Biggs, Actor – Paso Wine Man
Joel Peterson, Executive Director at the PRWCA – producer of Wine Is
Dina Mande, Director, Filmmaker – Paso Wine Man videos and Wine Is
Christopher Taranto, Communication Director at the PRWCA (moderator) – producer of Paso Wine Man videos
Thursday, July 16 – 3 p.m. – The Mentor Show
You’re not just born a winemaker. Whether you have a formal education in wine making or not, one way or another you learn from others. Typically someone in your career serves as a mentor, someone you taught you best practices from years of doing. Someone who inspired you and still serves as a benchmark to success. Today we hangout with three winemakers who have a common mentor in Kenneth Volk.
Terry Culton, Le Vigne Winery
Matt Trevisan, Linne Calodo
Karl Wicka, Turley Wine Cellars
Ken Volk, Kenneth Volk Vineyards
Thursday, July 23 – 3 p.m. – From the Millennial Winemaker Point of View
Experience in wine making is earned over many vintages, and yet in a short amount of time in their craft, these wine makers have been making exceptional wines. Today we meet a few millennial wine makers and get to know the industry from their point of view. We’ll talk about education, their personal growth, and how they came to be in the Paso Robles AVA.
Amanda Gorter, Robert Hall Winery
Alex Frost, Sextant Wines
Drew Nenow, ONX Wines
Thursday, July 30 – 3 p.m. – Technology in the Vineyard, Crush Pad, and Lab
Winemaking is part science and part art. The science part doesn’t live up to the romantic thoughts of what wine and wine country represent, but ultimately it is what helps winemakers progress. These tools can be found in the vineyard, on the crush pad, or in the winery lab and today we will talk with a few winemakers about technology and how they leverage it to make the best wines they can.
Ryan Bosc, Adelaida Vineyards & Winery
Carl Bowker, Caliza Winery
Josh Harp, Jada Vineyard & Winery
Thursday, August 6 – Becoming an Iconic Vineyard, The Paper Street Vineyard Story
Today we hangout with three winemakers who source fruit from the iconic Paper Street Vineyard. At only seven years old, this incredible property is home to 11 different varieties, all farmed by the Dusi family. Developing this vineyard was a daunting task. It was a true Paso Robles feat to complete and the end result is fruit that is widely revered.
Mac Myers, McPrice Myers Wine Company
Matt Glunz, Glunz Family Winery & Cellars
Edgar Torres, Bodega de Edgar