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A podcast for the discerning consumer seeking the ultimate in wine, food and travel.

July 26, 2020

Joe Anderson and Benovia Wines, Part 2

Some of the most coveted American Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays come from Sonoma County. Benovia Winery quickly established itself as a premier producer in Russian River Valley AVA. It is well-known for its world-class portfolio of terroir-driven wines from meticulously farmed estate vineyards. This week, proprietor Joe Anderson shares his compelling personal story as well as that of his brand. From a healthcare executive to his passion-fueled pursuit of vintner vocation, which included working harvests for iconic wineries such as Rochioli and Williams Selyem, he is the chairman and an avid consumer of Benovia's undeniably delicious wines.

July 26, 2020

Joe Anderson and Benovia Wines, Part 1

Some of the most coveted American Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays come from Sonoma County. Benovia Winery quickly established itself as a premier producer in Russian River Valley AVA. It is well-known for its world-class portfolio of terroir-driven wines from meticulously farmed estate vineyards. This week, proprietor Joe Anderson shares his compelling personal story as well as that of his brand. From a healthcare executive to his passion-fueled pursuit of vintner vocation, which included working harvests for iconic wineries such as Rochioli and Williams Selyem, he is the chairman and an avid consumer of Benovia's undeniably delicious wines.

July 19, 2020

Wine.com’s Chief Storyteller - Wilfred Wong, Part 2

This week, Ilona interviews Wine.com's Chief Storyteller, Wilfred Wong. Wilfred grew up in the Bay Area and began his 40-year career working in his family's grocery store helping build their wine clientele. From there, he spent 20 years with BevMo, writing hundreds of thousands reviews; with the latter five years tasting for Wine.com. Wilfred is renowned for his extraordinary tenacity, work ethic, highly trained and precise palate, and an extensive library of work that includes wine reviews, articles and photography. Listen in as he shares his journey from a small family business to the mega online wine retailer.

July 19, 2020

Wine.com’s Chief Storyteller - Wilfred Wong, Part 1

This week, Ilona interviews Wine.com's Chief Storyteller, Wilfred Wong. Wilfred grew up in the Bay Area and began his 40-year career working in his family's grocery store helping build their wine clientele. From there, he spent 20 years with BevMo, writing hundreds of thousands reviews; with the latter five years tasting for Wine.com. Wilfred is renowned for his extraordinary tenacity, work ethic, highly trained and precise palate, and an extensive library of work that includes wine reviews, articles and photography. Listen in as he shares his journey from a small family business to the mega online wine retailer.

July 12, 2020

Whiskey, Rye & Michael Lazar Part 3

Meet a bartender that decides to infuse a rye with candy cap mushrooms…who barrel-ages beer in bourbon and rye barrels and reverse barrel-ages “Manhattans.” Or instead of pondering those “mind benders," sit back and listen in to Michael Lazar’s many beverage and life wisdoms. He has been a part of the West Coast bar scene for decades, at several notable locations such as Hog & Rocks and Hard Water Bar on Pier 3 in San Francisco. He is a renown "whisky ambassador" and has encyclopedic knowledge of all things American Whisky. Michael is also the author of Left Coast Libations, a highly recommended reading. Don’t miss this exciting interview with one of the innovators of today’s cocktail scene.

July 12, 2020

Whiskey, Rye & Michael Lazar Part 2

Meet a bartender that decides to infuse a rye with candy cap mushrooms…who barrel-ages beer in bourbon and rye barrels and reverse barrel-ages “Manhattans.” Or instead of pondering those “mind benders," sit back and listen in to Michael Lazar’s many beverage and life wisdoms. He has been a part of the West Coast bar scene for decades, at several notable locations such as Hog & Rocks and Hard Water Bar on Pier 3 in San Francisco. He is a renown "whisky ambassador" and has encyclopedic knowledge of all things American Whisky. Michael is also the author of Left Coast Libations, a highly recommended reading. Don’t miss this exciting interview with one of the innovators of today’s cocktail scene.

July 12, 2020

Whiskey, Rye, & Michael Lazar

Meet a bartender that decides to infuse a rye with candy cap mushrooms…who barrel-ages beer in bourbon and rye barrels and reverse barrel-ages “Manhattans.” Or instead of pondering those “mind benders," sit back and listen in to Michael Lazar’s many beverage and life wisdoms. He has been a part of the West Coast bar scene for decades, at several notable locations such as Hog & Rocks and Hard Water Bar on Pier 3 in San Francisco. He is a renown "whisky ambassador" and has encyclopedic knowledge of all things American Whisky. Michael is also the author of Left Coast Libations, a highly recommended reading. Don’t miss this exciting interview with one of the innovators of today’s cocktail scene.

July 5, 2020

Cocktails and Life with Scott Beattie, Part 3

This week, Ilona sat down with a master of cocktail creations - Scott Beattie has worked with some of the best restaurants, resorts, and bars in the world creating cocktail and drinks that bring out the best in spirits in and fresh ingredients. Listen in as Ilona and Scott discuss cocktails and life!

July 5, 2020

Cocktails and Life with Scott Beattie, Part 2

This week, Ilona sat down with a master of cocktail creations - Scott Beattie has worked with some of the best restaurants, resorts, and bars in the world creating cocktail and drinks that bring out the best in spirits in and fresh ingredients. Listen in as Ilona and Scott discuss cocktails and life!

July 5, 2020

Cocktails and Life with Scott Beattie

This week, Ilona sat down with a master of cocktail creations - Scott Beattie has worked with some of the best restaurants, resorts, and bars in the world creating cocktail and drinks that bring out the best in spirits in and fresh ingredients. Listen in as Ilona and Scott discuss cocktails and life!