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From Trader Joe's to Tasting Room: Exploring the Craft of Winemaking with McPrice Myers

Beats Vines and Life

Mar 18 2024 • 1 hr 38 mins

Welcome back to another episode of The Black Wine Guy Experience! I'm your host, MJ Towler, and today's episode is about an incredible journey from the ball fields of LA to the vineyards of Santa Barbara. Joining us is none other than Mac Myers, a maverick in the wine world known for creating wines of exceptional balance and value.

In this episode, we'll dive into Mac's early years, swapping the glove for a corkscrew as a devastating injury shifted his path from aspiring pro athlete to wine prodigy. We'll venture through the aisles of Trader Joe's, where a young Mac's curiosity for wine was uncorked, and follow his palate awakening beyond burgers and fries to a zest for pairing vibrant vinos with heartwarming home-cooked meals.

From Mac's self-taught winemaking beginning to becoming a fixture in Santa Barbara and Paso's wine tapestry, we're uncorking the details on some of the most dynamic blends—Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah—and the story behind the flavorful 2023 release that reflects a harmonious blend of passion, place, and persistence.

Get ready to hear about the highs and lows of carving out a niche in an industry filled with as much character as the wines it produces. Discover Mac's playful perspective with a game of 'slap, lick, fondle' that will change the way you look at grape varietals.

Pour yourself a glass, and let's get into the grit, grapes, and glory of winemaking with the remarkable Mac Meyers on Episode 151, right here on The Black Wine Guy Experience. Cheers!


This episode’s wines: 2023 Beautiful Earth Rosé Paso Robles

2021 McPrice Myers Altas Viñas Red Wine SB County

2021 McPrice Myers Sel De La Terre Grenache

2021 McPrice Myers Paper Street Vineyard Cuvée

2021 McPrice Myers The Estate Vineyard Cuvée

2021 McPrice Myers Beautiful Earth Cabernet Sauvignon

To learn more about McPrice Myers Wines, click the link!

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Until next time, cheers to the mavericks, philosophers, deep thinkers, and wine drinkers!

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