SAM LANDO - FOUNDER & OWNER, LANDO WINES – HANDCRAFTING PINOT NOIR FROM THE RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY & SONOMA COAST
Sam Lando started his career working for some of the large global wine producers, and soon identified his true love of working with and enjoying Pinot Noir.
While his emphasis was sales and marketing, he realized early on the need to understand as much as possible about differing winemaking and viticulture techniques. After working with and becoming friends with some of the best new world wine producers, it was a natural evolution to begin hobby winemaking.
After working for five years with Kosta Browne Winery, he departed at the end of 2012. His work with dear friends was a deeply rewarding experience…personally and professionally. They worked (and played) so well together because of a love and passion for what they did. In addition to their shared affliction for Pinot, they enjoyed the company of great people and food.
In the middle of the 2012 vintage, Sam and his wife Jennifer decided to make the leap and take the winemaking hobby to the next level. They borrowed against their savings and began building the foundation to develop a small Pinot Noir focused winery. The goal is to make intense, yet elegant and balanced wines from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations. We push ourselves to make great wines that we enjoy drinking and take great pride in sharing with our dear friends.
DENNY SOMACH – AUTHOR, GET THE LED OUT: HOW LED ZEPPELIN BECAME THE BIGGEST BAND IN THE WORLD
Based on Carol Miller’s Get the Led Out radio show, which airs on 150 affiliates nationwide and is beloved by Zeppelin fans, this lush coffee-table book begins with a unique day-by-day timeline and provides a behind-the-scenes view, revealing quirky details, achievements, and adventures big and small. Twenty-seven rare, unguarded interviews feature the band members themselves, as well as other musicians and insiders who witnessed it all, including Jason Bonham, Chris Squire (Yes), Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Alice Cooper, and music industry legends Danny Goldberg and Ron Nevinson. The book ends with a comprehensive discography.
Get the Led Out is lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs, reproductions of memorabilia from a private Zeppelin collector, and 15 specially commissioned artworks by acclaimed album cover artist Ioannis. Fans will want to display this beautifully produced book on their coffee-table, by their music collection—or even at the front entrance of their home.
DENNY SOMACH is an author and Grammy® Award-winning producer through his company Denny Somach Productions—one of the most successful independent producers of syndicated and network radio programming in the country. DSP’s landmark programming includes Legends of Rock, Live From the Hard Rock Cafe for NBC; Rolling Stone Magazine’s Continuous History of Rock and Roll for ABC; and Scott Muni's Ticket to Ride. Somach is considered to be an originator of the Classic Rock format and has created some of the most memorable programs in rock radio. He has appeared on numerous television shows, including the Today show, Larry King Live, the Early Show, Dateline NBC, and CNN’s Moneyline. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.