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A Biweekly Conversation.

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.

Thank you to County of Sonoma, Board of Supervisors - District 5 for their support.

Apr 6, 2017

Pop, Fizz, Clink - You are what you drink! In this episode we discuss all things Champagne and Sparkling Wine with our special guest Penny Gadd-Coster from Rack and Riddle. We taste the Wine of the Day from Amista Vineyards and the newest edition of the Wine Road Map is hot of the press. 


Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma County with news on events, wineries, wines, dining options, activities, and places to stay.

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 DJ Bethy Beth, Millie Winehouse, Penny Gadd-Coster,

 Amista Blanc de Blanc, ChampagnePopper


Show Notes:

0:30 Champagne vs Sparkling wine

0:50 Penny Gadd-Coster from Rack & Riddle

2:15 Champagne Production Methods

3:07 Grapes of Champagne

4:06 Rack & Riddle - Custom Crush Facility & Winery

5:20 Breathless Wines Tasting Room

5:55 Bubbles Along the Wine Road

8:47 Book of the Day- Infographic Guide to Champagne & Other Sparkling Wines

9:42 Choosing the Right Glass

11:04 Item of the Day- ChampagnePopper

12:34 Wine of the Day - Amista Blanc de Blanc

13:24 New Wine Road Map



  Penny Gadd-Coster

  Rack & Riddle

•  Infographic Guide to Champagne & Other Sparkling Wines


  Wine Road Map


Winery Links:

  Amista Vineyards

  Kokomo Wines 

  Harvest Moon Estate & Vineyards 

  Breathless Wines 

  Iron Horse Vineyards 


  J Vineyards 



The Wine Road podcast is recorded, mixed, and mastered at

Threshold Studios Sebastopol, CA.