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This week Elizabeth takes advantage of her time in Sonoma and sits down with Jim Morris of Michel-Schlumberger in the Dry Creek Valley. They have an awesome time together, discussing tons of great stuff...including some good gossip about how NOT to behave in a tasting room.

Here are the high level show notes:

  • Jim gives some background on Michel-Schlumberger -- its European roots, its winemaking philosophy, and why it's such a unique place (hint: they are really normal and focus on education -- totally up Elizabeth's alley!).  Jim posits it's his lederhosen that make the wine so great.
  • Elizabeth and Jim drill down on organic farming in practice. They get their hands dirty, dishing on honey bees, cover crops, and dog on the big wineries, talking about why sustainability should be called sustain-BULL-ity.
  • Elizabeth puts Jim on the spot and gets him to tell a wild story about a cross-dresser, and what NOT to do in a tasting room. They discuss the ins and outs of the "lush rush" and why you don't want any part of that
  • They hug, cheers, and drink some great glasses of Michel-Schlumberger.

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