My guest this Saturday is George Rose, a photo journalist, winery publicist, writer and so much more with his new BIG book of stunning photos of Sonoma County.

“VINEYARD Sonoma County,” a stunning, large-format collector’s edition coffee-table book featuring over 188 pages of color images by noted photojournalist and wine photographer George Rose. Learn more about George and order a copy of this book!

“VINEYARD Sonoma County” is a celebration of the beauty of winegrowing throughout one of California’s most diverse wine regions and is the culmination of the photographer’s twenty-five-year career spent living, working, and documenting the dramatic seasonal changes of Sonoma County Wine Country. The volume includes a foreword by Alder Yarrow, publisher of the prestigious wine blog and an introduction by noted wine writer, Dan Berger.

Over 40 years ago, George Rose began his long career as a photographer.  Throughout the years, he has traveled a long and winding road through the elite world of popular music, film, news, politics, and sports, eventually leading him to California’s Wine Country. During his prolific years as a Los Angeles-based photojournalist, Rose developed a remarkable and historic body of photographic work focused on popular culture. Follow George on Face Book 

In addition to talking about George’s journey in wine and his book we will also be talking about the devastating fires in California and what you might do to HELP!  Below is a list of sites that are taking donations to help the less fortunate in Napa, Sonoma and especially Santa Rosa.

Good Life Guy’s Wine of the Week:
2014 Benziger Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon has a graceful yet profound entrance. The 2014 vintage has similar flavors to what we saw last season, with an elegant, juicy entry and berry cobbler, cinnamon and vanilla flavors. Mocha and wood spices unite, layer by layer, to form a finish that is rich with seamless tannins.

Wilford Wong, wine buyer for says:
The 2014 Benziger Cabernet is excellent, a real deal in the marketplace. The wine’s ripe fruit, savory spices, and freshness make it perfect for those wanting top wines at decent prices.”  90/100 points.

2014 Benziger Sonoma County Chardonnay
Our Sonoma County Chardonnay is a vibrant, engaging wine that bursts with mouth-watering fruit and lively acid. Flavors of apple, pear, citrus and ripe apricot engage the palate, while subtle, creamy hints of butter and meringue unfold. The final presentation is a luscious finish, leaving the palate refreshed and wanting more. We suggest pairing with a roasted Dijon chicken or crab cakes.

Chris Benziger is one of my good friends that lost his home in the fires 🙁

Want to help?  Below is a list of places where you can donate:

  • The Napa Valley Community Foundation: click here.
  • Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership: click here.
  • American Red Cross Wildfire Relief Fund: click here.
  • Napa Humane Society: click here.


  • Community Foundation of Sonoma: click here.
  • Redwood Empire Food Bank: click here.
  • SHARE Emergency Housing: click here.
  • Sonoma County Animal Services: click here.

                                                    SANTA ROSA

  • Redwood Credit Union Community Fund: click here.
  • You Caring – Tubbs Fire Victims: click here.
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