Join our next Live at The Barrel Room
broadcast (Monday, May 24, 4 PM MT / 7 PM EST) when Bryan Ulbrich (Left Foot Charley) and Amanda Danielson (Trattoria Stella
) will be joined by three guests who are making game-changing wines at the viticultural edge. Fellow Michigan winemaker, Sean O’Keefe (Mari Vineyards
) will be in the studio and Zooming from Pennsylvania and Arizona will be Sarah Troxell (Galen Glen
) and Maynard James Keenan (Caduceus Cellars
Order the wines from each winery in advance to taste along with us and enjoy a solid hour of education through conversation as we explore the quality and impact of oft-marginalized wine regions on the industry at large.
Grüner Veltliner, Stone Cellar 2020 & Red German Bastards, Vinology 2019 BUY HERE
Dos Ladrones (white) & Airavata (red) BUY HERE
Wines: 2018 Pinot Blanc, Island View & 2018 Blaufrakisch Reserve BUY HERE
A Bit of Background
It all started with campaign fatigue in 2020. We thought it would be fun to stage a debate to determine which red grape variety Northern Michigan should hang her hat on. I moderated as Brought-to-you-by-the-Letter-B Bryan for Blaufränkisch faced off against High Street Sean O’Keefe representing Gamay Noir. It was so fun. It also generated a lot of interest as we naturally shifted between heady banter among good friends and serious wine-speak.
That inaugural broadcast inspired Bryan to benevolently broaden our objective and offer up The Barrel Room as a bastion of education through conversation that will draw attention to the impact of oft-marginalized wine regions on the industry at large.