"Michael and Roland Micu, Master Sommelier continue their celebration of California Wine month by exploring the Santa Cruz Mountain wine appellation. Their guest Mr. Al Dwerke, the owner of Roudon-Smith Winery. Al shares his 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon."
Roland talks about the trend of aging of wine in the wine industry. Roughly 95% of the wine produced each year in the world is intended to be drunk in the current year. Roland discusses how the Robert Parker changes the wine world in 1982 and compares the old and new world attitudes about wine making. Michael mentions the diversity of experiences of the Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries. Roudon-Smith features their small lot 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Al Dwerke talks about his passion for wine. Al Dwerke seeks to make wines that appeal to a wide variety of wine lovers. Al also share a wine tasting room event that shaped his philosophy of hospitality. Al believes in making wine tasting and exploration a fun and enjoyable experience for all. Roland recommends some hearty beef stew to pair with this Cabernet Sauvignon. Come and Visit Roudon-Smith every Saturday at their tasting room located at 18 Hangar Way Suite C in Watsonville, CA. 95070 from 12 pm to 5 pm or by appointment.
"Michael Introduces his new co-host, Mr. Roland Micu. Roland Micu is only one of (197) Master Sommeliers in the world."
It is a full studio as Michael and Roland host Fogarty Winery owner, Tommy Fogarty and Michelin Star chef, Michael Miller. Drinking some of the world's best California wines and pairing them with some food pairing suggestions with Michael Miller.
Michael and Roland start their exploration of the Santa Cruz Mountain wine appellation. Tommy Fogarty shares his wonderful single vineyard Chardonnay from his Portola Springs vineyard with Michael, Roland and Michelin Star chef, Michael Miller. Roland offers his deductive tasting method as only a Master Sommelier can. Learn how to better describe what wine you taste. Tommy Fogarty shares his winery's story. Enjoy Tommy's passion about his winery and the Santa Cruz Mountains wine appellation. Plan a visit to the Fogarty Winery located at 19501 Skyline Blvd. Woodside, CA 94062. Michael Miller discusses his culinary beginnings.