Rick on Insight

In this installment of Kushman by the Bottle, Rick Kushman provides an update on the vintage and impact of recent fires. With some devastation at wineries, what will visitors find for the holiday season, which is key for Sonoma County’s economy? Although Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg in Sonoma County was destroyed … Continue reading

Kushman By The Bottle: A Napa Comedy, Recent Rain And A Wine Competition Preview

Comedy lovers, wine drinkers and Netflix subscribers may get a kick out of the streaming service’s new original movie that is set in Napa, Calif. It’s called Wine Country and it stars “Saturday Night Live” alums Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who also directed the film. It follows a group … Continue reading

Winter Wine Tasting In The New Year

Rick has some tips for winter wine tasting in the new year. Plus, he recaps new trends in what Americans are drinking, like wine aged in whiskey barrels, in this edition of Kushman By The Bottle. And, after listening, you’ll want to check out our friends at Windy Oaks Carmel … Continue reading

Kushman by the Bottle: Wildfires And Wine

In Napa County, the Snell Fire continues to burn and the smoke in the air may impact California crops, including grapes used for wine. In this month’s Kushman by the Bottle, our resident wine expert Rick Kushman explains how wildfire and excessive smoke can affect future wine varietals. http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2018/09/12/kushman-by-the-bottle-wildfires-and-wine/  

Kushman By The Bottle: Smoky Wine?

How do California wineries take part in California’s farm to fork marketplace? Wine expert Rick Kushman explains how local vineyards are accessing this market. He also discuses the impact of the intense heat wave this summer had on grapes in our region for this month’s Kushman By the Bottle. http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2017/09/20/insight-092017c/

Kushman By The Bottle

Catch our very own Rick Kushman chatting about the wine biz on Capital Public Radio’s Insight Wine expert Rick Kushman explores the business dynamics between wineries and restaurants, and the market forces that make it tough for wineries to break into their own Click the link! market.http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2018/06/13/insight-061318c/