Wine Education

Wine of the Month Club | Count Dracula’s Wine? What a great story and interview

  Paul:                      This is quite an honor to present to you guys some really, really fun wine, a fun wine, and go back a little history.  My brother was the president of the Sons of the Desert Club in high school where we watched old movies in his room as a young 9, 10 year… read more »

Morgan Norman at Wine of the Month Club

Paul:                      It is my great pleasure to have today in the continuing Winemakers Series of the Wine of the Month Club, Morgan Norman here from the Greg Norman Estates.  That’s correct, the professional golfer who turned wine enthusiast, but not just turned wine enthusiast.  Many years, he’s been a wine enthusiast. Morgan:               Many years.  It’s… read more »

Wine of the Month Club – Interview with Morgan Twain-Peterson

Paul:                      Welcome to the Wine of the Month Club continuing winemakers series.  It’s a pleasure to have Morgan Twain-Peterson here from Bedrock Wines.  And I know we have some family history in the wine business. Morgan:               Yeah. Paul:                      That would be..? Morgan:               My father who founded the Ravenswood Winery back in 1976 was Joel Peterson…. read more »

Wine of the Month Club | Champagne and Wine Gadgets….KUSI San Diego

You’re watching Good Morning San Diego. Male:                    Time to start thinking about ringing in the New Year. Female:                Already!  Up next, we got some tips on how you can make an inexpensive wine taste like a million bucks. Male:                    Wow!  We have one of those, right? Female:                We do! Male:                    Well, with New Year’s Eve… read more »

Wine of the Month Club| Interview with Adam LaZarre

Paul:                      [Inaudible 0:02]. Adam:                   Antonio Banderas and I love you all. Paul:                      No, I’m kidding. Welcome to the Wine of the Month Club Winemaker series, very excited to have Adam LaZarre, rhymes with bazaar, right? Adam:                   Rhymes with bazaar. Paul:                      Isn’t that what you tell everybody like you told me? Adam:                   Well, if you can’t… read more »

Wine of the Month Club | Sediment

  Paul:                      Welcome, Val! Val:                        Hi!  How are you? Paul:                      Val’s general manager of the Wine of the Month Club and he’s the one that’s fielding all these calls about sediment. Val:                        Sediment, yeah, Paul, I get some questions from time to time.  People call in.  They love the wine, they love the value, but… read more »

Wine of the Month Club | The Best Ports I Have Tasted

  Paul:                      Welcome to the continuing winemakers series of the Wine of the Month Club.  Last week, we brought you Champagnes for the holidays, and I must bring you ports because I love port during the holidays, and actually any celebration. Kevin:                   Oh, it’s great. Paul:                      I have Kevin Epicurean Wines here with us.  And… read more »

Wine with Food: Seafood

By Paul Kalemkiarian February 1982 Whether you are serving fish and seafood as a course, or as an entree, they deserve a wine of their own. There is no beverage more suitable than wine for the gastronomic delights of the bounty from our seas, lakes, rivers, and streams. It would be an injustice to a… read more »

To Pop or Not To Pop. That is the question!

How to Open Champagne By Paul Kalemkiarian December 1983 Champagne should be served at a tem­perature of about 45° F. which can be achieved best by gradually chilling overnight in the re­frigerator. How­ever if time is a fac­tor, a minimum of three hours in the refrigerator or thirty minutes in the freezer immediate­ly before serving… read more »

Uncorking a Bottle of Wine

By Paul Kalemkiarian June 1983 There are some finer points about uncorking a bottle of wine. The inspection of the bottle before opening, and the actual uncorking procedure deserve some review. Some people have referred to the latter exercise as “dressing the bottle”, which I think carries it a bit far! But no matter, a… read more »