The Wine Stream

The Wine Stream – Ep 24 – Mutual Crush – Palmaz & MEATER

The Wine Stream – Mutual Crush – Palmaz & MEATER

Episode 24 | Jan 27, 2021

This week on The Wine Stream, we are joined by MEATER inventor and co-founder Joseph Cruz to discuss how the MEATER Plus thermometer has become our new favorite cooking tool!  We’re also announcing our first Brasas at YOUR Table event of 2021 – Valentine’s night IN featuring the 2017 Palmaz Cabernet and all the tools for the perfectly cooked Genesee Valley Ranch wagyu steak thanks to the new tech behind the MEATER thermometer!  Tune in for a lively discussion on all things wine, food, and technology!

The Wine Stream – Ep 23 – The Big Dig

The Wine Stream – The Big Dig

Episode 23 | Dec 16, 2020

This week on The Wine Stream, grab a hard hat because we are building the world’s largest, tallest, and most advanced underground gravity-flow winery. Special guests, Dr. Julio Palmaz, Project Lead Glen Ragsdale, and Lead Geotechnical Engineer Graham Wozencroft will take us through the amazing process of conceptualizing and ultimately building what many believed was impossible. Such a special episode deserves a very special wine. The 2004 vintage was the first made start to finish at the winery and after 16 perfectly aged years is tasting beautifully. We’ll be breaking into the Wine Library to taste the 2004 live and sharing an extremely limited amount of bottles exclusively for our Wine Stream viewers. So grab a glass and join us as we explore the building of a world underground.

The Wine Stream – Ep 22 – Sustainable Farming Practices

The Wine Stream – Sustainable Farming Practices

Episode 22 | Nov 18, 2020

There has always been a spirit of collaboration between food and wine. One complements the other, one feeds the other—if both are made with excellence, they lift each other up. The same can be said for the people that make food and wine. We are a hardy bunch of innovators, creators, and tastemakers. When like-minded farmers get together, we complement each other, we lift each other up…and, of course, we feed each other.

The Wine Stream – Ep 21 – Resilient Napa

The Wine Stream – Resilient Napa

Episode 21 | Oct 21, 2020

This month on the Wine Stream, we tackle the subject of wildfires head on with special guest recently retired Napa County CalFire Chief Barry Biermann. In recent years Napa has seen record breaking wildfire activity. Will these incredibly destructive events continue to destroy property and define vintages? Join us as we discuss changes in both current and planned policy designed to safeguard Napa’s future.

The Wine Stream – Ep 20 – The Climate of Wine

The Wine Stream – The Climate of Wine

Episode 20 | Sep 16, 2020

On this episode of the Wine Stream and just in time for harvest, we cover the complex climate of wine. With the help of special guest Chief Meteorologist Matt Wanink, we discuss how climate from the global level down to each individual vine affects every vintage. We look back to years when Mother Nature played a significant roll in the vintage as we taste our cabs from 2008, 2011, and 2017. Grab a glass and join us!

The Wine Stream – Ep 19 – Tasting Terroir

The Wine Stream – Tasting Terroir

Episode 19 | Aug 20, 2020

On this episode of the Wine Stream, we dive deep into the nuances of terroir and how it expresses in the glass. Joining us from the Napa Valley Wine Academy is Peter Marks, Master of Wine. Being one of only 393 Masters of Wine in the world, Peter has great insight into the training and discipline it takes to pass the MW exam. Well versed in the craft of blind tasting, he guides us through a blind tasting of multiple Napa AVAs. Grab a glass and join us in what will surely be an insightful and tasty evening.

The Wine Stream – Ep 18 – The Spice of Wine

The Wine Stream – The Spice of Wine

Episode 18 | Jul 22, 2020

This week on The Wine Stream, we learn how to take steak night to the next level with a little spice from renown Chef and Spice Master Lior Lev Sercarz. We see how unique spice blends can help enhance steak and Cabernet alike. Lior joins us straight from his coveted spice shop Le Boîte in New York City.

The Wine Stream – Ep 17 – The Consultant Winemaker’s Perspective

The Wine Stream – The Consultant Winemaker’s Perspective

Episode 17 | Jul 15, 2020

This week we interview Palmaz Vineyards’ famed consulting winemaker Mia Klein. From 100 point wines to challenging vintages, Mia shares stories from her illustrious career. Learn how the perspectives of a consulting winemaker have helped elevate Palmaz wines over the years.

The Wine Stream – Ep 16 – Pairing with Madame Fromage

The Wine Stream – Pairing with Madame Fromage

Episode 16 | Jul 8, 2020

This week on The Wine Stream, curd nerds meet the cork dorks! The acclaimed Madame Fromage and our own Florencia Palmaz team up to discuss the secrets behind pairing wine and cheese.

The Wine Stream – Ep 15 – Tasting Blind

The Wine Stream – Tasting Blind

Episode 15 | Jul 1, 2020

This week we put one of America’s finest Master Sommeliers, Aaron Patrick to the test! He blind tastes a 4 year vertical of Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet and two barrel samples from different elevations on the estate. We discuss the virtues of blind tasting and how to pull it off perfectly in your home. Christian also shows a behind the scenes look at the data driven tools the winemakers use to understand the history of a parcel during blending.