Cornerstone Cellars Winemaker Interview

Cornerstone Cellars Winemaker Interview

Just 10% of all vintners are women.

Why such low numbers? It’s difficult to predict exactly why. However the opportunity for women in wine is huge.  In 2015 UC Davis reported that half of it’s Viticulture and Oenology students were women.  The numbers are increasing and that is very promising. On this episode on Women On Wine TV we begin with an interview of Cornerstone Cellars of Napa’s Winemaker, Kari Auringer.

Learn how she became a winemaker of an exceptional Napa brand and what she loves about her job.

“I always love being in the company of women. It’s all about good conversation and great wine.”- Naomi Watts

Word of the show is WOMEN.

Find Cornerstone Cellars on social:

Twitter: @CornerstoneNapa
Facebook: CornerstoneCellars
Pinterest: pinterest.com/cornerstonenapa/

Debra’s Picks & Pairings: 8b7777590c6645f151bfd09b43f5893a

2012 Black Label Cabernet Franc – You can drink this right away or lay it down for a year or two. Some of our favorite notes – tobacco, oak, berry. When I drink it it makes me want to go – ZING! Loving the sassy taste here!

Pair it this with anything lamb. Try this awesome lamb burgers with goat cheese and avocado. (PIN IT)

Kelly’s Picks & Pairings: b05a6506bbbe5b1366e36b48ec8a6b5d

2014 Corallina Napa Valley Syrah Rosé – Let this one breathe and experience a hint of peppery spices along with the sexy scent of berries and vanilla.  It’s light and highly drinkable.

Pair it with Basil Chicken in Coconut-Curry Sauce it stands up to spice and complements the coconut. (PIN RECIPE)


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The Founders and Your Hosts:

Kelly Mitchell * @KellyMitchell
Founder, WomenOnWine.TV
Founder, TheWineSiren.Com

Debra Trappen * @debra11
Founder, WomenOnWine.TV
Soul Tank Specialist * Author * Speaker at d11 consulting