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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 08-22-15

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Mark Beaman
Mendocino Wine Co.
http://www.mendocinowineco.com

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Film Producer Dana Brunetti
 

Weekend of 08-15-15

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Ravi Mehta
Metaphora Wines
Napa Valley, CA
http://metaphorawines.com

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

Stars of Pinot 2015
August 19th at 7pm
Sofitel Los Angeles
http://www.winela.com/starsofpinot

Weekend of 08-08-15

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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 08-01-15

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Brian Lenzo
Blue Palms BrewHouse
Hollywoood, CA
http://bluepalmsbrewhouse.com

7th Anniversary Party
Sunday, August 9th
Noon - 5 pm

Weekend of 07-25-15

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

 

 

Bob Leonard
Ferrari-Carano
Healdsburg, CA
http://www.ferrari-carano.com

Weekend of 07-18-15

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Laura Booras
General Manager
Riverbench Vineyard and Winery
Santa Maria, CA
http://www.riverbench.com
Available at AMAZON

 

Coby Parker Garcia
Winemaker
Claiborne & Churchill Vintners
Edna Valley, CA
http://www.claibornechurchill.com
 

Weekend of 07-11-15

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Kyu Yi
Brian Klemm
Magnolia House
Pasadena, CA
http://www.themaghouse.com

Russell Thomas
Alley Lounge
Culver City, CA
http://alleyloungela.com

Weekend of 07-04-15

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Luca Formentini
Representing Lugana D.O.C., Italy
http://www.consorziolugana.it
 

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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