In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Bartholomew Broadbent and Loren Sonkin convene among the vines at Crushpad in Napa Valley to taste and discuss the cult wine brands of Crushpad.
Background: Mark Weiner - I have always been passionate about wine, and spent several years as a harvest volunteer at Testarossa Vineyards, where I learned to make wine for personal vintages. In 2005 I started Twin Oaks Cellars through Crushpad, and have produced small vintages of award-winning Pinot Noir (2008 Pinot Shootout Gold winner, double gold 2009 Calif State Fair). A high tech worker by day, I continue to have a "passion for Pinot"...
Available at select retailers and restaurants in California, including Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco, Wente Vineyards Restaurant in Livermore, Forbes Mill and Los Gatos Gourmet in Los Gatos, Gene's Fine Foods in Saratoga, and Beltramo's in Menlo Park.
Read the IntoWine interview with Twin Oaks Cellars' Mark Weinerl
Bartholomew Broadbent, CEO of Broadbent Selections. Bartholomew was named as one of the "fifty most influential people in the wine world" by Decanter Magazine. He is also widely considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on Port and Madeira. Learn more about Bartholomew Broadbent.
What is Crushpad?
Crushpad is a facility that enables anyone with a serious interest in wine to participate in the magic of winemaking. With their team of wine industry veterans, modern winemaking technology, and access to some of the best grapes and vineyards around, Crushpad empowers their clients to make the type and style of wine they desire. Crushpad clients are as involved or uninvolved as they wish. Some take a "hands on" approach to every step of the process while others let the Crushpad professionals take care of the time consuming parts. In short, Crushpad is a pathway into the art, science, and business of winemaking for passionate wine lovers who don't own a vineyard or winery. Interested in learning more? Stop by the Crushpad tasting room in Napa Valley or visit Crushpad.com.