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Napa Valley Wine Radio

In this episode, we get an inside look at harvesting and producing late harvest wines from a real expert. Roger Harrison of R.A. Harrison Family Cellars discusses the risks, challenges, and rewards involved in producing this very specialized style of wine. LISTEN MP3

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NVWR® 97 – Merlove

by David on January 12, 2010

In this episode, producer Rudy McClane tells us about his documentary film about Merlot, called Merlove. He reminds us of all the reasons this classic variety has been treasured over the centuries. Get yourself a glass of Goosecross Merlot and enjoy his enthusiastic tales of the many winegrowers he met and the wines he tasted. […]


NVWR® 96 – Raymond & Co. Cheesemongers

by David on December 22, 2009

Are you curious about the importance of terroir and cheese or the difference between raw milk and pasteurized cheese? Do you ever wonder about the way seasonal changes in diet affects the character of cheese? In this episode renowned cheesemonger John Raymond, of Raymond and Co. Cheesemongers, discusses these and other topics with our good […]


Large Format Bottles

by David on December 21, 2009

What’s a Jeroboam? Or a Methuselah? These crazy names seem to imply that you’re serving a wine of Biblical proportions! These big bottles are awfully festive this time of year. Once you pull the cork, you have to drink the whole thing, so better invite some friends when you pop one of these babies… Cheers!


Pairing Wine With Sweets

by David on December 13, 2009

They’re everywhere, aren’t they? Christmas cookies, plates of fudge, so many temptations… How do you pair wine with those goodies? And hide your scale until after New Year’s 😉 Happy Holidays from all of us at Goosecross!


NVWR® 95 – Harvest Recap 2009

by David on December 1, 2009

It’s hard to believe another harvest has come and gone. If anyone has told you that every year is the same here in Napa Valley, don’t you believe it! Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while I tell you about this, seemingly, text-book growing season that threw us a curve ball at the […]


Goosecross: Savoring Saffron

by David on November 13, 2009

Just to be honest, I’m not the cook in the family – no interest, no talent. Fortunately, my husband is, and in spades, and he keeps the battle of the scale going for me 😉 So, imagine someone like me faced with the prospect of using saffron – nope – ain’t gonna happen. Waaay to […]


NVWR® 94 – Heritage Turkeys

by David on November 10, 2009

Have you thought of serving a “Heritage Turkey” this Thanksgiving? Scott Boggs of Hudson Ranch (here in Napa Valley), talks to our friend Sherry Page of Culinary Getaways about how they farm their produce, pork, eggs, and poultry including heritage turkeys. He’ll tell us about these historic varieties, how they’re raised and why they’re an […]


NVWR® 93 – Italian Food of the Renaissance

by David on October 20, 2009

In this episode I had a chance to sit down with our friend and Italian Connection, Diane De Filipi of “Let’s Go Cook Italian“, to talk about the Italian food of the Renaissance. She’ll tell us about the Renaissance cooking class and meal that’s featured in her wonderful culinary excursions to Italy and the foods […]


NVWR® 92 – Wine Blending: When and Why?

by David on September 29, 2009

There are so many ways to look at blending when it comes to wine – blending the varieties, different vineyards, locations, and barrel lots – it goes on and on. In this episode, Winemakers Geoff Gorsuch and Jeff Booth talk about the endless possibilities with Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education. There are so […]

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