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
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. [...]
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 [...]
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!
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!
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 [...]
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 intimidating! [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]