Leaving The Nest

What happens when a large wine company spins off a business unit on its own? Find out when Kaz and Randy talk to August Sebastiani, soon-to-be President of The Other Guys, which until the end of the year is a part of Don Sebastiani & Sons.

Here’s an excerpt from the SFGate.com article talking about the sale of Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery at the end of 2008 [link]:

“I designed our family business so that different pieces can be easily broken off,” said Don Sebastiani, who has two sons, a daughter and five grandchildren. “I mean, how do you pass along a family business when you are one mom and dad and you have, say, three kids? You give each 20 percent and run the risk they will have a difference of opinion and want to pull the business in three different directions? In some ways, you want your kids to have differences of opinion.”

Our intrepid hosts also introduce our new (albeit probationary — gotta keep him on his toes) Associate Producer, Dominic Mauro and spend a little time getting to know him. And Randy finds the best wine blog post ever.

Finally, Randy has a little quality time with Gary Vaynerchuk, talking about his entirely-business-oriented-but-also-social-media-brand-building-blueprint book Crush It! and not going fanboy on GV!

(Note: due to powers beyond our control, the audio is a bit, um, interesting in spots, particularly when Randy and/or Kaz speak loudly. Sadly, this is most of the time in the first two segments.)

4 comments for “Leaving The Nest

  1. Cesar
    November 14, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Best show of the year!! That was a great combination of new blood, whirlwind energy and a class actl. Add a touch of sadness for the demise of the Radio Wine Club and you have a classic show . The new guy sounds like he may have some kung fu, good mic time with gary V, and one of my favorite past shows was the first interview with August Sebastiani and this show was over the top. The idea of John Burdick guest hosting once a month gives me goosebumps.

  2. November 14, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    This show was atypical in that we had a quiet “live” audience that night on the Talkshoe. We were all over the discussion, but the folks in the chat didn't seem particularly engaged. That's something we hope Dominic can help with going forward, since we'll have someone who can pay more attention to the chat than I can, per se.

  3. November 16, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    First time listener. Found my way here through 1winedude.com. Loved the interview with GV and I'll be back for sure. Adding this site to my blog roll.

    Josh
    @nectarwine
    http://www.drinknectar.com

  4. November 16, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Thanks for listening! We're always thrilled to hear that people like the show. We've said it before: we're committed to making a program that is so good, you want to keep coming back for more!

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