12 episodes

Explore the robust Bay Area wine scene with Bill Reagan as he interviews the best in wine.

Wine With Bill KCAT Radio

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Explore the robust Bay Area wine scene with Bill Reagan as he interviews the best in wine.

    Laura Ness

    Laura Ness

    Bill is joined once again by Laura Ness, a longtime wine journalist, columnist, and judge who contributes regularly to Edible Monterey Bay, Spirited, WineOh.Tv, Los Gatos Magazine, Wine Industry Network, and a variety of consumer publications.


    Her passion is telling stories about the intriguing characters who inhabit the fascinating world of wine and food. She also judges wine competitions throughout California and has a corkscrew in every purse.


    Find Laura on Instagram at http://instagram.com/hervineness.

    • 39 min
    Second Shelf Wines with Ken Toren

    Second Shelf Wines with Ken Toren

    Special guest Ken Toren, CEO of American Red Coss / Silicon Valley Chapter, tells Bill why he prefers red wines to drink. He also gives some great tips on where to buy wines that exhibit both quality and value. This is a fun and informative show that highlights the consumer's point of view. You're invited to watch, listen, and enjoy!  

    • 31 min
    Jefferey Patterson - Mount Eden Vineyards

    Jefferey Patterson - Mount Eden Vineyards

    A native Californian, Jeffrey Patterson graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1975 with a degree in biology. While in Berkeley, he witnessed and participated in the emergence of northern California’s fine wine and food culture. An enthusiastic wine drinker and collector, Jeffrey decided to pursue a career in the wine business and, in 1979, enrolled in the U.C. Davis viticulture and enology program, where he studied for two years.


    In 1981, Patterson became assistant winemaker at Mount Eden Vineyards. He had visited the Santa Cruz Mountain winery in 1978 and believed Mount Eden, with its long history of fine wine production, would be an ideal place to practice his craft.


    Today, with over 30 years’ experience at California’s original boutique winery, Jeffrey and Ellie Patterson live in the house Martin Ray built on Mount Eden in the early 1950s, surrounded by the winery’s historic estate vineyard and a panoramic view of the now-famous Silicon Valley.


    Find out more about Mount Eden Vineyards at https://www.mounteden.com.

    • 38 min
    Greg Perrucci

    Greg Perrucci

    Greg Perrucci, an owner and winemaker of Perrucci Family Vineyard, tells Bill about the Los Gatos vineyard's three generations of family involvement and their wine growing philosophy. Greg also talks about their gold medal-winning wines from this year's San Francisco Wine Competition (plus suggested food pairings).


    Find out more about Perrucci Family Vineyard at https://www.perruccifamily.com/.

    • 34 min
    Laura Ness

    Laura Ness

    Do you love wine? Want to appreciate it even more than you already do?


    Get inside the mind of wine competition judge & reviewer Laura Ness who will reveal insider tips on wine ratings and language.


    Laura Ness is a longtime wine journalist, columnist, and judge who contributes regularly to Edible Monterey Bay, Spirited, WineOh.Tv, Los Gatos Magazine, Wine Industry Network, and a variety of consumer publications.


    Her passion is telling stories about the intriguing characters who inhabit the fascinating world of wine and food.


    She also judges wine competitions throughout California and has a corkscrew in every purse.


    Find Laura on Instagram at @hervineness.

    • 37 min
    Holiday Wine Pairings with Ryan Smith (Part 2)

    Holiday Wine Pairings with Ryan Smith (Part 2)

    In this Part 2 of holiday wine pairings, wine expert Ryan Smith gives several perfect wine pairings for the foods of Hanukkah, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.


    Find all of Ryan's wine suggestions for your holiday celebrations at Enoteca Direct.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

DJ StreetHassle ,

Great information on local wineries

Wine With Bill is an excellent introduction to the Santra Cruz Mountain wine scene. Very informative. The show features both big and small producers with great food information as well. A solid resource for the amateur and professional sommelier.