01 Traditional Wine and Cheese Pairings—Candied Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Port – Laura Werlin

Laura Werlin, cheese and wine pairing teacher, consultant, spokesperson, American cheese cheerleader and author of six books including “Mac & Cheese, Please! 50 Super Cheesy Recipes,” joins us with old and new entertaining ideas for pairing cheese with Champagne, sparkling and dessert wines for the holidays.

02 Old-Vine Zinfandel and Rhône Varieties Are Focus at Dry Creek’s Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves – Joe Healy

Joe Healy, Winemaker for Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves, Healdsburg, specializes in site-specific old-vine head-pruned Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley Zinfandels and Rhône varieties. Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves was founded by Scott and Lynn Adams in 1999; Mike Dashe is consulting winemaker. Visitors can enjoy food and wine pairings from resident Executive Chef Bruce Frieseke.

https://www.bellawinery.com

03 “The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country” – Lisa Mattson

Lisa Mattson, author, “The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country,” a romance novel blending music, wine and sex is a no-holds-barred account of one woman’s quest to win the hearts of a motley crew of men during her twenties—that golden decade of poor judgment where college, career, alcohol and romance run a crash course. The Exes is a collection of long-lost songs that instantly steamrolled her down a memory lane of men. “The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country” is available in both e-book and paperback formats. To fully experience all the musical references in this novel, read it as an e-book.

http://exesinmyipod.com/purchase/

04 Chic Nouveau Retro—Georges Duboeuf 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau Starts Out the Holiday Season – Franck Duboeuf

Georges Duboeuf the man has been ambassador of Beaujolais since he was a teenager in the 1950s. His son Franck Duboeuf is back to talk up the 2013 vintage and holiday entertaining ideas. Beaujolais is the first wine of the vintage and marks a time when celebration and camaraderie are keenly anticipated around the world. What does this year’s unveiling look like?!

http://www.duboeuf.com/#

Traditional Wine and Cheese Pairings—Candied Walnuts, Blue Cheese and Port - Laura Werlin
Old-Vine Zinfandel and Rhône Varieties Are Focus at Dry Creek’s Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves – Joe Healy
"The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country" – Lisa Mattson
04 Chic Nouveau Retro—Georges Duboeuf 2013 Beaujolais Nouveau Starts Out the Holiday Season – Franck Duboeuf