Garagiste Show

Garagiste Show


Join host Stew McLennan as he explores the world of the artisan winemaker….. An eclectic mix of wine-centric interviews, facts and fun.

Come visit the wine underground…just remember it’s no snobs allowed at The Garagiste Show

Having appeared for over twenty years as an actor in both Film and Television, Stew‘s role on The Garagiste Show is to couple his show business background with a passion for wine and winemaking that has spanned most of his adult life. Stewart has also spent literal time in the wine industry trenches having worked in both national sales and marketing for several years for larger wineries. Stew was most recently, along with his partner Doug Minnick, integral in originating, developing and successfully producing of The Garagiste Festival. A now annual wine event most recently named a top ten epicurean destination by ABC National News and one, which has spawned a burgeoning Garagiste winemaking movement throughout California and beyond. Stew’s accessible and open approach has become key in garnering the show a large loyal and growing audience bringing on some of the region’s finest winemakers and food purveyors as guests on the show.

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  • The Garagiste Show – 04/15/19 – Criu Owner Pati Cohelo in studio
    This weeks Garagiste Show features owner of “Criu,” Pati Coelho. “Criu” is a staffing company designed to service the part time employee needs of businesses in the wine and hospitality industry. Pati discusses with Stew how her staff is hired and employed and why this often overlooked niche has become a thriving business.
  • The Garagiste Show – 04/09/19 – Jimmy Zenolli and Sherman Smoot
    This weeks Garagiste Show features Jimmy Zenolli and Sherman Smoot of Bella Luna Winery. Sherman is about to embark on an historic flight as one of the pilots of an original C47 aircraft owned by The Estrella Warbirds Museum in Paso Robles. The plane will fly to Normandy France to take part in the 75th […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 04/01/19 – Tyler Russell of Nelle and Cordant wines
    This weeks Garagiste Show features a deep discussion of winemaking technique and philosophy with talented winemaker/partner in Nelle and Cordant wines, Tyler Russell. Another great peek behind the winemaking curtain and one that makes the Garagiste Show unique among wine shows. Tyler’s open and informative attitude is on full volume as he discusses everything from […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 03/25/19 – Blue Oak Barn with Justin and Dorine Monson
    This weeks Garagiste Show features the driving force behind Blue Oak Barn, Justin and Dorine Monson. Justin shares the story of his cheffing background and the evolution of the couple’s journey to their new property and business in San Miguel. The story of a couple living and following their dream by bringing their extensive talents […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 03/18/19 – Kirk and Mira Honeycutt back from India
    This weeks Garagiste Show features guests Mira and Kirk Honeycutt. Fresh back from a recent excursion to India in which they spent time at an Indian Winery. Mira introduces Stew to his first actual Indian wine. A fun show that covers everything from wine to Indian food to Kirks insights on the Hollywood life of […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 03/05/19 – Nita Mittal of LXV Wines
    This weeks Garagiste Show features Nita Mittal, Co-Owner of LXV Winery and Marketing Maven extraordinaire. Nita also volunteers on the board of the Paso Robles Downtown Wineries Association. The association has grown quite remarkably over the past decade and as such is now planning on expanding their existing outreach through new events and collective tastings. […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 02/25/19 – Joel Peterson in studio talking his new position for the PRWCA
    This weeks Garagiste Show features an in depth interview with Joel Peterson, the new Executive Director of the PRWCA. Joel’s history within the region from unpaid winery intern, to now heading what is perhaps one the most important wine industry organizations in the county, makes for a fascinating listen.  
  • The Garagiste Show – 01/28/19 – Thacher Wines
    This weeks Garagiste show features Sherman Thacher of Thacher Winery along with his assistant Daniel Callan. The Show features a wonderful on air tasting and discussion of Thachers lesser known and more exclusive wines from Chenin Blanc to whole cluster Cinsault.  
  • The Garagiste Show – 01/14/19 – Riley Hubbard of Hubbard Wines in studio
    This weeks Garagiste Show guest is yet another Cal poly graduate. Riley Hubbard of representing her new label Hubbard Wines. Riley talks about her humble beginnings as a tasting room attendant who then became so enamored of winemaking she left do do her masters in Enology in France. Riley tastes through her latest vintage with […]
  • The Garagiste Show – 01/07/19 – Brian Wayne of Tastri in studio
    This weeks Garagiste Show features Brian Wayne. Brian is a chemical analyst for the new start up Tastri. Tastri has been set up to put real subjectivity into wine criticism through very selective chemical analysis of wines in the marketplace. By using proprietary techniques Tastri will be able to define people’s palates and recommend wines […]