Wine

Hosts

HOST YEAR
2020|2021|2022
Paris & NormandyMar 17, 2022
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Taste of BordeauxMar 17, 2022
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Magna on the DanubeMar 20, 2022
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Colors of Provence Mar 24, 2022
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Taste of BordeauxMar 24, 2022
Peter Thompson
Owner, Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards, Diamond Mountain, Napa Valley, CA

Since visiting the Napa Valley as a college student in 1973, Peter Thompson set his sights on producing world class Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1995, after a two and one-half year search for the ultimate mountain vineyard site, Peter selected the property at 2000 feet atop Diamond Mountain. Having purchased undeveloped land with unlimited potential, Peter assembled a team consisting of viticulture and enology specialists to plan and execute planting of a state of the art vineyard. 13 acres were carved out and planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The vineyard was christened Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards after Peter’s two sons, Andrew and Geoffrey, and currently enjoys a reputation for producing mountainside grapes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine of unprecedented quality.
Romantic DanubeMar 25, 2022
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Melodies of the DanubeMar 28, 2022
Rick & Bridget Hutchinson
Owners & Winemaker for Amphora Winery, Healdsburg CA
Amphora Winery owner/winemaker (and resident potter) Rick Hutchinson chose the name in honor of the clay wine jars of the ancient world. Rick’s philosophy, “Work year round with knowledge and passion to transform the best grapes into rich, delicious wines that are truly works of art” comes through in every wine he produces. After more than thirty vintages in Dry Creek Valley, his portfolio of small-lot wines includes more than a dozen varietals, embracing the appellation’s exemplary Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, while reimagining Old World rarities from the Rhone, Italy and Spain.
Gems of Southeast EuropeMar 28, 2022
Doug Margerum
Owner/Director of Winemaking, Margerum Wine Company, Santa Barbara, CA

Doug started his food and wine explorations at a young age while traveling with his parents in France. His passion for food and wine was enhanced as he worked in restaurants as a cook and server throughout his high school and college years. Coinciding with his graduation from UCSB in 1981, his family purchased WINE CASK – which quickly expanded to include a simple bistro adjacent to wine store. In 1994, the WINE CASK became one of 74 restaurants in the world to earn the Wine Spectator Grand Award. Doug sold the WINE CASK in 2007 after deciding to devote all of his energies to wine making. Margerum Wine Company began in 2001. His philosophy is to return to wine making in its previous form of production – handcrafted and personal. Doug reassumed ownership in WINE CASK in 2009.
Essence of Burgundy & ProvenceMar 31, 2022
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Captivating RhineMar 31, 2022
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Melodies of the DanubeApr 1, 2022
Anthony & Suzanne Truchard
Wine Educator & General Manager for Truchard Vineyards
Anthony, whose great-grandfather emigrated from France to the United States in the late 1800s, has always been proud of his French ancestry and is delighted to host this wine cruise through Bordeaux. Ever since he can remember, he has been working either in the vineyards or in the cellar at their Napa Valley vineyards. Whether pruning vines or racking wines, Anthony has experienced every aspect of winemaking from grape to bottle. He has traveled extensively through Bordeaux and the great wine regions of France to learn about French vineyards and winemaking techniques. Anthony pursued a career in law but always kept one foot in the wine business, whether as a consultant for restaurant wine programs or working weekends in a Manhattan wine shop. Anthony returned to Napa in 2005 to head the family’s winery. Join he and his wife Suzanne Marie Besu Truchard on this journey along the Danube River.
Impressions of the Seine & ParisApr 2, 2022
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Romantic DanubeApr 4, 2022
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Essence of Burgundy & ProvenceApr 7, 2022
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Taste of BordeauxApr 7, 2022
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Enchanting RhineApr 7, 2022
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Impressions of the Seine & ParisApr 9, 2022
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Essence of Burgundy & ProvenceJun 30, 2022
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Impressions of the Seine & ParisJul 2, 2022
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Europe's Rivers & Castles Jul 5, 2022
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Flavors of Portugal & SpainJul 5, 2022
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Gems of Southeast EuropeJul 11, 2022
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Europe's Rivers & Castles Jul 12, 2022
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Colors of Provence Jul 14, 2022
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Taste of BordeauxJul 14, 2022
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Gems of Southeast EuropeJul 18, 2022
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Rhine & Moselle SplendorsJul 19, 2022
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Essence of Burgundy & ProvenceJul 21, 2022
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Taste of BordeauxJul 28, 2022
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Essence of Burgundy & ProvenceJul 28, 2022
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Impressions of the Seine & ParisJul 30, 2022
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Flavors of Portugal & SpainAug 2, 2022
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Colors of Provence Aug 4, 2022
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Enticing DouroAug 6, 2022
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Taste of BordeauxAug 11, 2022
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Enticing DouroAug 13, 2022
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Impressions of the Seine & ParisAug 20, 2022
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Taste of BordeauxOct 27, 2022
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Captivating RhineOct 27, 2022
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Paris & NormandyOct 29, 2022
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Melodies of the DanubeOct 31, 2022
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Europe's Rivers & Castles Nov 1, 2022
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Essence of Burgundy & ProvenceNov 3, 2022
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Paris & NormandyNov 3, 2022
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Enchanting RhineNov 3, 2022
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Romantic DanubeNov 4, 2022
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Enticing DouroNov 5, 2022
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps Nov 7, 2022
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Europe's Rivers & Castles Nov 8, 2022
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Colors of Provence Nov 10, 2022
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Essence of Burgundy & ProvenceNov 10, 2022
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Taste of BordeauxNov 10, 2022
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Captivating RhineNov 10, 2022
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Melodies of the DanubeNov 11, 2022
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Magna on the Danube Nov 13, 2022
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps Nov 14, 2022
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Melodies of the DanubeNov 14, 2022
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Rhine & Moselle SplendorsNov 15, 2022
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Colors of Provence Nov 17, 2022
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