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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.

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

Feb 22, 2024

Episode 195

Sponsored by: River Road Family Vineyards and Winery


Tom Birdsall, Winemaker and Artisan Cheese Festival Representative

In this episode, guest Tom Birdsall provides a fascinating insight into the Sonoma County's Artisan Cheese Festival. Covering the festival's history, educational goals, and the wide array of events and tours offered. Additionally, Tom talks about his winery, Black Kite Cellars, and its recent expansion in Freestone.

Fast Five: Craig Colagrossi's Pasta Carbonara

Pasta (of course!) he prefers fettuccini or tagliatelle, but you can always use spaghetti
A couple of Egg yolks 
Finely Grated Parmagiano and Pecornio cheeses 
Guanciale- cut into small strips or cubed

Boil water for Pasta, put a little salt and olive oil in there. 
Get a skillet going, high heat, get the guanciale in there and let it brown
In a bowl, put the egg yolks and the finely grated parmagiano and pecorino - mix together until creamy
When the noodles are done, strain and put back in the pot. Slowly add the yolks and cheese - Add Salt and Pepper to taste

Pairs excellently with Colagrossi Sangiovese :) 




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