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In each episode, host Tina Caputo meets a winemaker in a local beer-drinking joint to talk about craft beer, wine and whatever else comes up after a couple drinks.


Episode 1- Erik MillerWinemakers Drinking Beer
00:00 / 19:46
ERIK MILLER is the winemaker/owner of Kokomo Winery in California’s Dry Creek Valley. Our beer-drinking session takes place at Bear Republic Brewing Company in Healdsburg, where we talk about craft beer styles, crush beer, the hoppy IPA craze, and other thirst-inducing topics.
Episode 5 - Jordan HarrisWinemakers Drinking Beer
00:00 / 35:31
JORDAN HARRIS, winemaker for Tarara Winery in Leesburg, Va., is known for his blending expertise. We meet up at Churchkey beer bar in Washington, D.C., where we discuss bad Canadian beer, science experiments and Jordan’s irrational fear of brewing.
Episode 8 - Ross CobbWinemakers Drinking Beer
00:00 / 28:19
ROSS COBB of Cobb Wines, on the extreme Sonoma Coast, crafts some of California’s most elegant Pinot Noir wines under his family’s label, and makes more than a dozen other varietal wines as a consultant. He also loves beer. We meet up at HenHouse Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa to pour saison down our gullets and talk about Ross’ animal adventures in Kenya.
Episode 2 - Nile zacherleWinemakers Drinking Beer
00:00 / 33:16
NILE ZACHERLE is not only the winemaker for David Arthur Vineyards and Montagna Napa Valley, he also owns an artisan brewery called Mad Fritz. We meet up at Farmstead restaurant in St. Helena to chat about “origin beer,” terroir and Bud Light over a brew or two.
Episode 7 - Sean ThompsonWinemakers Drinking Beer
00:00 / 29:03
SEAN THOMPSON is the senior winemaker for Schramsberg Vineyards and Davies Vineyards in the Napa Valley. Sean makes incredible sparkling wines, and he's also a home brewer. We meet up at Confluence Taproom & Lounge in Santa Rosa to chat about “beercations” and his unstoppable fruit-tree obsession.
Episode 9 - Dan BarwickWinemakers Drinking Beer
00:00 / 31:46
DAN BARWICK of Paradise Ridge Winery in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, specializes in Sauvignon Blanc, but he also makes damned good Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The winery was destroyed in 2017's wildfires, and the family is now rebuilding.  If anyone could use a beer it’s surely Dan, so we head for Plow Brewing Co. in Santa Rosa to chat about English beer, wine, and the fires that changed everything.
Episode 10 - Nicole SalengoWinemakers Drinking Beer
00:00 / 22:35
NICOLE SALENGO of Berryessa Gap Vineyards in Yolo County makes delicious Tempranillo and Sauvignon Blanc, along with a variety of interesting reds and three different rosés–including a natural wine in cans.  We meet up at Green River Brewing & Taproom in Winters to sample local brews, chat about crazy wine experiments and rock out to Nicole’s dad’s favorite band, Huey Lewis and the News.
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