Tuesday, January 11, 2011

1/11 Eco Chef Bryan Au & Rodney Strong Wines!

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Michael Horn and Paul Stern visit with Eco Chef Bryan Au, and in-studio guests Robert Larson & Rick Sayre from Rodney Strong Wines! Join us for some serious YUM!

Chef Bryan Au Shares his insight on Raw Cooking!
Chef Bryan Au has taught and lectured all around the World at: Sacramento, CA, Maryland, Los Angeles, New York. Tokyo, Japan and has been invited to and will be teaching in: Denmark, Australia, Seattle, New York, Florida, England, Scandanavia, Ireland, Chicago.

Robert Larson, Rick Sayre & Tammi Wyckoff tell us the story behind Rodney Strong Wines and share some delicious wine tips!
Rodney Strong was one of the pioneers of Sonoma County’s modern wine industry, an acknowledged visionary who understood the potential that Sonoma’s soil and climate held for producing world-class wines. A successful dancer before retiring and turning to his second love, winemaking, Rodney Strong established Sonoma County’s 13th bonded winery in 1959.

Rodney Strong Vineyards grows and produces wines from grapes grown exclusively in Sonoma County’s finest appellations: Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill and Sonoma Coast. Rod was one of the first to plant pinot noir in the Russian River Valley, the first to produce and release a Chalk Hill chardonnay, and the first to make a single-vineyard cabernet in Sonoma County. The winery’s 14 unique estate vineyards represent a perfect combination of varietal selection and place, the unique soil and climate as well as farming and winemaking techniques.

The winery’s current offerings include sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, zinfandel, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, Symmetry, a red meritage wine and a couple of single-vineyard cabernet sauvignons from Alexander Valley.

Since 1989, the Klein family, who has been involved in California agriculture for four generations, has privately owned the winery. Their passion for sustainable farming practices, solar power and other green business practices led us to become Sonoma County’s first carbon neutral winery.