Episode 178 – Sipping With the Sparkmans: Where Family Meets Real Fine Wine & Good Livin’ in Every Glass

Episode 178 – Sipping With the Sparkmans: Where Family Meets Real Fine Wine & Good Livin’ in Every Glass Episode 178 – Sipping With the Sparkmans: Where Family Meets Real Fine Wine & Good Livin’ in Every Glass

In today’s episode, Shelley and Phil sit down (through Zoom) with Sparkman Cellars’ founders, Kelly and Chris Sparkman, and taste through four Rhone Varietals. This episode brings a WHOLE lot of education as well as a peek into the Sparky’s Famous Grilled Shrimp recipe! In 2010 Seattle Magazine named him Sommelier of the Year. #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing #SparkysFamousGrilledShrimp #RuckusTheCat

Wines this episode:   

For more information Sparkman Cellars and all of their available wines, please visit https://sparkmancellars.com 

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The Naked Wines Wine Words of the Week – Négociant

A négociant winery means they purchase grapes from other growers and produce their wines from those grapes. 

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Wines we enjoyed this week: Thick Skinned Red Mountain, Scotto Family Cellars Old Vine Zinfandel, Liberty Lake Cellars Tahija Rosé, Daou Sauvignon Blanc, Viña Marichalar Reserve Rioja, Villa Riviera Côtes de Provence Rosé, Château Lassègue Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, Mt Beautiful Chardonnay, Sticks Yarra Vallety Pinot Noir and last night, a 2016 Cafaggio Basilica Cortaccio Cabernet Sauvignon.

Mentions: Lin Scott, Brenda and Matt Sparkman, Vinloq Slow Decanting System, Riedel Glassware, The Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre, Shae Frichette, Wine Exchange, Jody Elsom, Elsom Cellars, Tom Arthur, Dick Boushey, Olsen Family Vineyards, Damon Huard, Drew Bledsoe, Massican, Dan Petroski.

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