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On the Wine Oh TV Wine Club: A New Label for Mat Kearney

Courtesy Wine Oh TV Ok I’ll admit it.  I’m not as up on current music as I used to be.  Play most any song from the late 70’s and the 80’s and I can name that tune (a skill which recently earned me a Lava Flow at Pool Bar Jim’s in Hilton Head Island).  I pay more attention now to wine labels than record labels.  So when I first tried a red wine called “Verse & Chorus” I had to ask “who is Mat Kearney?” Maybe not knowing him or his music made me be totally skeptical about another musician fronting a wine label.  But I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this soft, rich and fruity wine, with notes of cherry, violets and chocolate.  I liked it so much I immediately went to Whole Foods, where Verse & Chorus is sold exclusively, to buy more. I got to learn…

The Pied Piper of Napa Valley

For David Pack, legendary musician, Ambrosia lead singer and Grammy award winning record producer, his latest project, Napa Crossroads, is one he’s been dreaming of for 30 years.  That’s when he first started visiting wine country.  He calls Napa “my secret place, my magic spot, heaven on earth.”  The wine bug bit David, and he says “I was one of those geeky guys who would boil off the wine label and put them in a book with tasting notes.”  He learned as much as he could about grape growing and making wine, reading books and talking to everyone he knew.  David still has those wine journals. A fortuitous meeting with Jeff Gargiulo, owner of Gargiulo Vineyards in Oakville started David’s journey to producing Crossroads.  He was performing at the winery’s harvest party in 2005, where David Duncan, CEO of Silver Oak Cellars also happened to perform with some other local…