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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 01-30-16

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Jonathan Cristaldi
Wine Writer and Educator
https://www.vivino.com
http://jonathancristaldi.com

Writer Zach Mack
Beer contributor at Thrillist
Certified Cicerone
Owner of Alphabet City Beer Co., NYC
http://www.abcbeer.co

Skip Lei
Founder and Inventor
The TRIbella wine aerator
http://www.tribellawine.com
Buy it at our Amazon link

Weekend of 01-23-16

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Michael Veach
Bourbon Historian and Author
http://bourbonveach.com
Books available on Amazon

Chef Eric Greenspan
Mare
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.maremelrose.com

Weekend of 01-16-16

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Author John Hailman
The Search for Good Wine
Available at Amazon

Maggie Kimberl
The Whiskey Wash
http://thewhiskeywash.com

Jennifer Moore
Vintage Enoteca
Hollywood, CA
http://vintageenoteca.com

Weekend of 01-09-16

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Paula Moulton
Sonoma County, CA
Seasons Among the Vines available at Amazon

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

Weekend of 01-02-16

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Best of...

From the International Chardonnay Symposium:

Mike Sinor
Sinor-LaVallee
Avila Beach, CA
http://www.sinorlavallee.com

Stephen Dooley
Stephen Ross Wine Cellars
San Luis Obispo, CA
http://www.stephenrosswine.com

Bo Felton
Migration
St. Helena, CA
http://www.migrationwines.com

Weekend of 12-26-15

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Best of...

Sommelier Smiley Quick
Vendome Wine and Spirits
Toluca Lake, CA
https://www.vendometolucalake.com

Herbie Monterrosa
Vias Imports
http://viaswine.com

Weekend of 12-12-15

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From the Napa Valley Film Festival:

 

Ed Ojdana
Vineyard 511
Calistoga, CA
http://www.vineyard511.com

Marc Lhormer
Napa Valley Film Festival
http://napavalleyfilmfest.org

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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