This past Wednesday was Opening Night of this year’s Napa Valley Film Festival. I attended the world premier of Somm: Into The Bottle. One of the many winemakers in this highly entertaining movie was our show’s friend Greg La Follette. During the after party I spoke with him and Patrick Dillon, his partner in their project Alquimista Cellars. Their small production hand-crafted wines are exceptional.

NV Film Fest sign  Greg LaFallotte Film Fest  Napa Valley Film Festival


Meet Sonoma Brewmaster Tim Goeppinger who crafts a refreshing line-up of Bavarian beer, IPAs, dark wheat, sour wheat, rye beer, a black IPA, even a Green Purl Herbal Tonic that comes from annals of ancient times. As you hear him talk you’ll know he’s well educated in the school of brewing. So pass on the wine next time and cheer to beer!


Sonoma Springs glass                                               Tim-Sonoma Springs Brewing Co