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Unreserved Wine Talk

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The Unreserved Wine Talk podcast features candid conversations with the most fascinating people in the wine world. Your host, award-winning journalist Natalie MacLean, dives into how it feels to compete in the nerve-wracking World's Best Sommelier Competition, the shadowy underground of wine forgery… read more


215: California's Diverse Regions and Wines with Chuck Cramer, Host of On the Road with Mr CA Wine

Are you curious about California wine, especially the differences between the various regions? What big trends have changed the California wines you drink for the past 5 years? What would surprise you most about the Napa wine region?

In this episode of the Unreserved Wine Talk podcast, I'm chatting with Chuck Cramer, host of On The Road With Mr CA Wine.


You can find the wines we discussed at



What was it like for Chuck to do stand-up comedy for the first time in London?

How does California’s Terlato Wines gain access to small European markets that can’t ship directly from California?

Why does Chuck love changing people’s minds when it comes to Chardonnay?

Why Chuck did start his podcast, On The Road With Mr CA Wine?

How did Chuck integrate a signature California vibe into his podcast?

What’s behind the huge value and opportunity created by having a podcast?

What do you need to know about the California wine industry?

Which California wine regions should you be aware of?

Which California wine trends have emerged over the last 5-10 years?


Key Takeaways

California has an incredible number of wine regions that exhibit a diverse range of climates and soils.

Several big trends, such as more regional specificity and lower alcohol wines, among others, have changed the California wines we drink over the past 5 years.

Although the Napa wine region is renowned, it represents only 4% of all California wine produced. Now that’s great brand marketing and quality.


Join me on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube Live

Join the live-stream video of this conversation on Wed at 7 pm ET on Instagram Live Video, Facebook Live Video or YouTube Live Video.

I want to hear from you! What’s your opinion of what we’re discussing? What takeaways or tips do you love most from this chat? What questions do you have that we didn’t answer?

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About Chuck Cramer

Chuck Cramer is a 4th generation Los Angeleno, living in London for the past 22 years. In addition to hosting a wine podcast dedicated to CA wine, On The Road With Mr CA Wine, Chuck is the director of European sales & marketing for Terlato Wines, managing a gorgeous portfolio of CA wines across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. He’s also the proud dad of two beautiful women, plays tennis four times a week and bleeds Dodger Blue!



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