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The Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma to locals and visitors with tips and news on events, wineries, restaurants, outdoor activities, and places to stay.

Hosts Marcy Gordon and Beth Costa share their insider stories about the places to check out when you're exploring along the Wine Road.

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Dec 29, 2022

Wine Road Podcast Episode 165
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery


Episode 165 | Year End Re-Cap

Beth and Marcy recap the highlights of the year while sipping Amista Sparkling Tres.

Wine of the Day: Amista Sparkling Tres
Fast Five Recipe: Poached Pear by Chef Kristina Daya, Owner of Mazza Catering
Book of The Day: Rosés of Southern France by Elizabeth Gaby MW and Ben Bernheim,
Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery



1:25 Beth’s Highlights of 2022.

3:24 Wine of the Day Amista Sparkling Tres.

4:23 Marcy’s Highlights of 2022.

6:20 Pam’s Unoaked Cabernet Sauvignon from Ron Rubin Winery is coming!

12:00 Best highlight of the year is hearing from our podcast listeners.

12:48 Fast Five Recipe –Poached Pear from Chef Kristina Daya, Owner of Mazza Catering

Ingredients: Apple cider, Bosch Pear, Spice Medley, Mascarpone, Fleur de sel Carmel

Directions: Place the apple cider and spices in a small saucepan over medium heat to simmer. Peel the pear leave the stem on. Once the cider is simmering put the pear in for 20-30 minutes. Remove the pear with a spoon and let cool. Place a smear of mascarpone on a plate and set aside. Crank up the heat on the liquid and allow to thicken, then pour liquid over pear and place the caramel on top. Pair with a late harvest Riesling.

16:48 Tickets are now available on thru January 9th for Winter WineLand January 14 & 15 with 70 wineries participating.

18:16 Wine book of the Day – Rosés of Southern France.

19:53 Cheers to 2022 and here’s to 2023! See you next year!


Amista Sparkling

Cast Wines

Jordan Winery and Vineyards

Bowman Cellars

Dutton Estate

Gary Farrell

Iron Horse Vineyards

Mazza Catering

Rosés of Southern France


Ron Rubin Winery

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