Category Archives: Video

Ulises Valdez, vineyard manager extraordinaire, tells his tale.

Ulises Valdez, one of the nicest people you will ever meet, gives a detailed account of his history and how he became one of the GREATEST Vineyard Managers in California. Ulises’ tale of tenacity is amazing. Hear from the man himself as he talks about growing up one of eight brothers and sisters, no father, […]

2012 Maldonado Chardonnay ‘Los Olivos Vineyard’

Forty-four years ago, Lupe Maldonado moved to California from Atacheo, a small farming community in Michoacan, Mexico. Lupe spent many years working in vineyards throughout Napa Valley. He settled down in the small town of St Helena. In 1971 Lupe was working for Sterling Vineyards when Peter Newton offered Lupe the opportunity to join him in the creation of a new winery in the Spring Mountain District of St. Helena. Lupe’s dedication and hard work were beginning […]

(VIDEO) Wine Spectrum Spotlight: 2012 Ancien Pinot Noir ‘Red Dog Vineyard’

In this weeks Wine Spectrum Spotlight we are highlighting the 2012 Ancien Pinot Noir from the ‘Red Dog Vineyard’. This Pinot made by winemaker Ken Bernards is a beauty and is everything you want in a California Pinot. This will be the first of our bi-monthly spotlights on wines that we taste here at the […]

(VIDEO) From the President’s Cellar: 2012 La Pitchoune Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Every few weeks we sit down with the President and Owner of Wine Spectrum, Glenn Siegel, to discuss a topic that he is really excited about. Sometimes it’s a specific wine, current or vintage, sometimes it’s a wine related topic. For this Episode, he tells us about the 2012 La Pitchoune Pinot Noir from the […]

(VIDEO) The 2015 Sonoma County Barrel Auction

On Friday May 1st, 2015 Wine Spectrum and 250 other top trade and media guests participated in the first ever Sonoma County Barrel Auction.  “Glenn Siegel of Santa Rosa, Calif.-based retailer Wine Spectrum was one of the biggest spenders… As owner of a 25-year-old local retail operation selling to consumers around the country, Siegel said he came to […]

Two words stick out this week…LE MONTRACHET!

There are some weeks, and some tastings, that make you realize how lucky we truly are to work in the wine industry. I know that the preceding statement will make a lot of people  in the wine industry angry, but sometimes you just need to give thanks. We have amazing connections amongst wineries, suppliers, distributors, […]