Show 503, December 10, 2022: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris

We’re previewing the show with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris.

It’s an abbreviated show on Saturday as we graciously move aside for UC Irvine Men’s Basketball at 11:00 a.m. Please do join us as usual at 10:00 a.m.

The heartiest of congratulations to Hatchet Hall (Culver City) and Yangban Society (DTLA’s Arts District) on being inducted into the California Michelin Guide with their One Star recognitions. Chefs Wes Whitsell and Kat Hong have been previous guests this year on the show. Kudos, also, to the other new One Star establishments in California.

Pyros Wines is the first world-class wine collection exclusively from Argentina’s unique Pedernal Valley; its beauty, untamed nature, and diverse terroir was an inspiration to the late Mijndert Pon, the founder of Bodegas Salentein, when he visited in 2008. Head Winemaker Paula Gonzalez continues to honor the founder’s legacy and vision since starting at the winery in November 2019, using her talent in every step of the winemaking process, from harvest to bottling.” Representing Pyros Wines with us is Matias Bauza Moreno the PR and Marketing Manager for the Luxury Portfolio of Salentein Valle de Uco, the parent of Pyros Wines. “Over the past 21 years Matias has actively participated in the creation, launching and positioning of most of Salentein’s wine brands in Argentina and around the world. He is proud to have played a role in positioning Salentein to be in the Top 5 most relevant premium wineries in the Argentine market and as the 6th largest wine exporter from Argentina.”

Robert Schueller of Melissa’s Produce is our resident authority on all things fruits and vegetables. His knowledge is incredibly vast and Robert is also a serious home cook. We affectionately refer to Robert as “The Prince of Produce.” It fits… Robert is our guest to highlight the Winter season’s best in produce for use in inspired Holiday cooking. He also shares some fresh ideas in gift baskets that are sure to please. For the season’s best think Organic Crimson Gold Apples, South Africa Baby Pineapples and lots more.

All of this plus extra servings of deliciousness on today’s show.

December 10: Pyros Wines and Melissa’s Holiday Produce

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Pyros Wines from Argentina with Matias Bauza Moreno of Salentein, a WSET Level 3 Sommelier
Segment Three: Robert Schueller of Melissa’s Produce – Best of the Season, Part One
Segment Four: Robert Schueller of Melissa’s Produce – Best of the Season, Part Two

We’re previewing the show with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris.

It’s an abbreviated show on Saturday as we graciously move aside for UC Irvine Men’s Basketball at 11:00 a.m. Please do join us at 10:00 a.m.

The heartiest of congratulations to Hatchet Hall and Yangban Society on being inducted into the California Michelin Guide with their One Star recognitions. Chefs Wes Whitsell and Kat Hong have been previous guests this year on the show. Kudos, also, to the other new One Star establishments in California.

Pyros Wines is the first world-class wine collection exclusively from Argentina’s unique Pedernal Valley; its beauty, untamed nature, and diverse terroir was an inspiration to the late Mijndert Pon, the founder of Bodegas Salentein, when he visited in 2008. Head Winemaker Paula Gonzalez continues to honor the founder’s legacy and vision since starting at the winery in November 2019, using her talent in every step of the winemaking process, from harvest to bottling.” Representing Pyros Wines with us is Matias Bauza Moreno the PR and Marketing Manager for the Luxury Portfolio of Salentein Valle de Uco, the parent of Pyros Wines. “Over the past 21 years Matias has actively participated in the creation, launching and positioning of most of Salentein’s wine brands in Argentina and around the world. He is proud to have played a role in positioning Salentein to be in the Top 5 most relevant premium wineries in the Argentine market and as the 6th largest wine exporter from Argentina.” 

Robert Schueller of Melissa’s Produce is our resident authority on all things fruits and vegetables. His knowledge is incredibly vast and Robert is also a serious home cook. We affectionately refer to Robert as “The Prince of Produce.” It fits…Robert is our guest to highlight the Winter season’s best in produce for use in inspired Holiday cooking. He also shares some fresh ideas in gift baskets that are sure to please. Think Organic Crimson Gold Apples and South Africa Baby Pineapples.

Matias Bauza Moreno of Pyrus Wines

Pyros Wines is the first world-class wine collection exclusively from Argentina’s unique Pedernal Valley; its beauty, untamed nature, and diverse terroir was an inspiration to the late Mijndert Pon, the founder of Bodegas Salentein, when he visited in 2008. Head Winemaker Paula Gonzalez continues to honor the founder’s legacy and vision since starting at the winery in November 2019, using her talent in every step of the winemaking process, from harvest to bottling.”

“Viticulture began in Pedernal in the mid-1990s and today there are approximately 850 hectares planted in the whole valley. Historically, this region has been devoted to open-field livestock farming. Since 2000, San Juan deemed the town of Pedernal and surrounding area a protected area. In 2007, Valle de Pedernal became an official wine GI (Geographic Indication) in Argentina.”

Representing Pyros Wines with us is Matias Bauza Moreno the PR and Marketing Manager for the Luxury Portfolio of Salentein Valle de Uco the parent of Pyros Wines. “He began working for Bodegas Salentein in 2001 as a Marketing Assistant, right at the time of the winery’s first harvest in the Uco Valley. Over the past 21 years Matias has actively participated in the creation, launching and positioning of most of Salentein’s wine brands in Argentina and around the world. He is proud to have played a role in positioning Salentein to be in the Top 5 most relevant premium wineries in the Argentine market and as the 6th largest wine exporter from Argentina.”

“Today, as a member of Salentein’s Management Team, Matias is the head of PR & Marketing for the entire Luxury Portfolio, including Salentein, Alyda Sparkling and Pyros Wines. He is also part of the R&D team, actively participating with winemakers and agronomists to stay ahead of innovations and trends in wine, terroir, and business sustainability.”

Robert Schueller of Melissa's World Variety Produce in the AM830 KLAA Studio

Robert Schueller of Melissa’s Produce is our resident authority on all things fruits and vegetables. His knowledge is incredibly vast and Robert is also a serious home cook. We affectionately refer to Robert as “The Prince of Produce.” It fits…

Robert is our guest to highlight the Winter season’s best in produce for use in inspired Holiday cooking. He also shares some fresh ideas in gift baskets that are sure to please.

It’s apple season. Along the way Robert will tell us about Organic Crimson Gold Apples. “These apples are grown near a National Forest in Cuyama Valley near Santa Barbara, California. Growing in this remote location provides ideal conditions: warm days and cool nights, producing an optimal sugar/acid balance and a firmness in the apples.” Recipes on the Melissa’s Website.

A great idea for your Holiday Table are the Melissa’s South African Baby Pineapples. “South Africa is noted for these baby pineapples, also known as Queen Victoria Pineapples, which thrive in the hot and humid climate. These sweet, tart baby pineapples have a bold, rich flavor. They have a fragrant, golden skin and brilliantly colored yellow flesh. South African baby pineapples are entirely edible, with no need to remove the core. The size of an average fruit is about 4.5 inches high (not including leaves) and about 3.5 inches in diameter, making it a perfect individual serving.”

Podcasts

Segment One: Show Preview with Executive Producer & Co-Host Andy Harris
Segment Two: Pyros Wines from Argentina with Matias Bauza Moreno of Salentein, a WSET Level 3 Sommelier
Segment Three: Robert Schueller of Melissa’s Produce – Best of the Season, Part One
Segment Four: Robert Schueller of Melissa’s Produce – Best of the Season, Part Two