Episode 140: Rhone Ranger

April 15, 2000
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This week we're talking with maverick winemaker Randall Graham of California's Bonny Doon Vineyard. Forget the usual Cabernet and Chardonnay ­ Randall says they aren't even compatible with California's climate. Instead, he grows grapes from France's Rhone River Valley to produce his award-winning wines with zany names like "Il Fiasco," "Old Telegram," and "Wine of the Ice Box."

Jane and Michael Stern are eating Frito Pie at the Golden Light Café. New York Times garden columnist Ann Raver tells us what's new in culinary seedsthis season, Matthew Goodman is back to celebrate the Passover macaroon, and the Wild Mushroom Man takes us foraging in Santa Cruz.


Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • April 15, 2000