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Wine writer + expert Elaine Chukan Brown speaks with geologist and
terroir specialist Brenna Quigley in Santa Barbara and Michael Sager, director of Sager + Wilde in the UK, focusing on California in a global context.

Elaine, Michael and Brenna tour California’s diverse terroirs – from Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties up to Napa and Sonoma. The three share and discuss some of the rich history and diverse geology that makes these different regions, and the wine styles they produce, so unique.

Featured wineries:
Los Angeles River Wine Co., Los Angeles
Tyler Wine, Santa Barbara County
Jaimee Motley Wines, Sonoma
Dalle Valle, Napa

Brenna Quigley works with wine professionals in all areas of the trade, from growers in France to importers and buyers in the US, in order to precisely define the most impactful elements of their terroirs in a relevant and approachable manner. She has a Bachelors Degree in Aquatic Biology and Geology and a Masters in Geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Today she works with The Source Imports and Becky Wasserman & Co. to explore and research the terroirs of France.

Michael Sager is the director of wine bar Sager + Wilde Hackney Road and restaurant Sager + Wilde Paradise Row. Well respected in London’s on trade, he’s contributed signature cocktails and wines to the drinks menu at the Bassoon Bar at the five-star Corinthia Hotel and opened Fare London. He also recently launched a mescal via the newly founded el destilado project.
He has plans to launch an independent spirits bottling label in London, a distilled soda label, and set up a wine import business and art gallery, all while making his own wine.

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