Wine Country Live was created more than twenty-five years ago. Back then I was writing and recording anywhere from three to six one-minute wine tips that aired over 4 different radio stations in Northern California. The stations would go to Wine Country Live and using their password download the tips and air the shows.

With syndication now over, we are reinventing Wine Country Live as a platform for what I’m doing today. I’m leaving the archived wines of the year going back to 2015. Below is the update for those of you wondering…

What ever happened to Tom Simoneau, The Wine Guy?

Hello… Hello, hey, I’m right over here at Simoneau Vineyards in Alexander Valley just outside of Healdsburg. For those of you locals who have been listening to me for the last thirty-one years on Santa Rosa’s KSRO Radio, you might be wondering, where’s Tom? Over the past decade or so I had been working with Steve Jaxon on the afternoon Drive program. KSRO has had a format change and canceled The Drive program. Goodbye Jaxon, goodbye the afternoon Drive, so… goodbye Wine Wednesday with Tom Simoneau.

My last radio show was in May and after having the summer off and spending more time with my beautiful wife, Brenda Lee, I’ve decided to call it a career as far as radio is concerned. I still might do a few things with KSRO, but I’m officially retired.

Okay, well I’m still growing grapes and making wine for our Simoneau Vineyards wine brand. Add to that some wine judging and an occasionally personal appearance. Maybe I should call my situation just… simplifying.

I want to thank you for the many ways you all helped create “The Wine Guy”. The wineries, the public relation firms, the various venues offering wine tastings and classes. And all of you listeners, those of you I’ve met and the many of you who only identify me by the sound of my voice.

So, here’s to simplifying! Ching!

Tom Simoneau, The Wine Guy

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Tom Simoneau @ Wine Country Live
Phone: 707-431-1653
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