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About The Tasting Room

Tom Leykis appreciates the good life. He knows that somewhere between death and taxes, you need to have a little fun. And for the millions who believe the harder you work, the harder you play he created The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis.

The first of its kind, The Tasting Room is a lifestyle themed program for those with a taste for the finer things in life. From fine wine, high-end spirits, & craft brews to first-rate dining & premium cigars, Leykis covers it all in this weekly, on-air ride through your ultimate wish list.

Leykis has proven to be a huge ratings draw with churning discussions that kept Americans listening every day to The Tom Leykis Show.

His opinions are thought provoking and his unconventional perspective on dating, relationships and politics have made him one of America's top radio personalities.

Weekend of 03-21-15

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From Firestone Walker Barrelworks in Buellton, CA

 

David Walker, Co-Founder
Firestone Walker Brewing Company

 

Jeffers Richardson, Barrelworks Director

 

http://www.firestone

Weekend of 03-14-15

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Ian Blackburn
Learn About Wine and Wine LA
http://learnaboutwine.com
http://www.winela.com
 

STARS of Napa Valley
March 26
Shade Hotel
Manhattan Beach, CA
http://starsofnapavalley.com
 

Doug Minnick
The Garagiste Festival
March 27-29
Solvang, CA
http://californiagaragistes.com
 

Kyle Knapp
Press Gang Cellars
http://www.pressgangcellars.com

Weekend of 03-07-15

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Ted Pappas
Big Bottom Whiskey
Hillsboro,OR
http://www.bigbottomwhiskey.com

 

David Adelsheim
Adelsheim Vineyards
Newberg, OR
https://www.adelsheim.com

 

Maria Stuart
R. Stuart & Co. Winery
McMinnville, OR
http://www.rstuartandco.com

Weekend of 02-28-15

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Jay Sadofsky
Jesse Genovese
Chet Abbott

Continental
Burbank, CA
http://continentalla.com

Weekend of 02-21-15

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Los Olivos Wine Fest (First-ever)
Featuring Wine Education, Tastings, Gourmet Food & Music
Saturday, February 28th
http://www.losolivosca.com/winefest

Beate Halligan
Executive Director
Los Olivos Business Organization (LOBO)

 

 

 

Blair Fox
Epiphany Cellars
Los Olivos, CA (Tasting Room)
https://www.epiphanycellars.com

 

 

Sam Marmorstein
Bernat Vineyards &
Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Cafe
Los Olivos, CA
http://www.bernatretreats.com

Weekend of 02-14-15

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John Verive
Founder of Beer of Tomorrow
Freelance writer
Editor-in-Chief of Beer Paper LA
LA Times Food contributor
Certified Cicerone®
http://www.beeroftomorrow.com

How the 'Proud to be macro' Budweiser Super Bowl ad got it all right

Natalie Bovis
Cocktail Book Author
Spirits/Mixology Educator
Freelance Writer
Founder/Editor - TheLiquidMuse.com
Co-Creator - OM Organic Mixology
http://theliquidmuse.com

A Bitter Love Story: The Aromatics of Cocktails
 

Weekend of 02-07-15

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Paul La Russa
Premier Cru Collection Stemware
Moorpark, CA
http://www.pcwinecellars.com

 

 

 

 

Steve Vuylsteke
Sake One
Forest Grove, OR
http://sakeone.com
 

Weekend of 01-31-15

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Alan Dietrich
Bendistillery
Bend, OR
http://www.craterlakespirits.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Evers
Crux Fermentation Project
Bend, OR
http://www.cruxfermentation.com

Tom Leykis: A Taste for Talking

Santa Ynez Valley Journal - Many people think of wine enthusiasts as snobs, bores or even boors.

None of these appellations describe radio personality Tom Leykis, who for the past six years has hosted a wine connoisseur show designed to inform and enlighten listeners through stories told by winemakers themselves.

Leykis is best known for his recently cancelled nationally syndicated general talk show, where from the bully pulpit he aired eyebrow-raising opinions on dating, religion, politics and other topics. That show ended last year when the station switched its format to Top 40 music.

Although Leykis’s former audience consisted of highly educated people, many fans were surprised to learn that the shock-jock spent his off-hours drinking and waxing effusive on Bordeaux and California Cabernet, and listening to Dexter Gordon and Lyle Lovett at his home in Northern Santa Barbara County.

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