Richard Kasmier, aka “Kaz”, has been making wine since 1985. Evolving from hobby to vocation in fewer than ten years, his organic wine production has earned him recognition and acclaim within the Sonoma Valley and beyond. A fan of Big Red Wines, Kaz likes to play with funky new blends using varietals like Mourvedre, Carignane, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Barbera, and others. Living by the motto “there’s no harm in experimenting”, Kaz enjoys pushing the envelope in the world of wine, and now, the world of radio.
Randy Hall, a transplant from Silicon Valley, brings his love of wine, technology and media and mashes them together in order to make his life complete. He lives on a ranch in the Laguna de Santa Rosa, with goats, rabbits and chickens. Don’t get him started on the goats. He was dying to podcast about wine, and Wine Biz Radio (originally a community radio show) provided that opportunity.
Christophe Smith, aka “X”, brings a certain edginess to the program, from his pioneering ways of integrating the social aspects of wine with stunts like SantaCon to his pioneering live streaming of grape harvest with Harvest Live, the man known as X knows a lot about how wine works for Millennials.
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Tom Wark runs Wark Communications, a wine-related public relations firm located in Napa Valley. Tom is also the executive director of the Specialty Wine Retailers Association and occasional writer of Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog.