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Bio: Mike Wreyford, AKA Mike the “Wine Guy” is a Food, Wine,Travel & Lifestyle Expert. This Writer, Blogger, Foodie/Wine Enthusiast, and Spontaneous Traveler, is the Host & Producer of “The Good LIfe” Show, a popular Weekly Radio Talk Show. Mike combines his lifetime of Travel, 30+ years in the Restaurant / Bar business, an “Ongoing Appreciation of Wine”, along with his marketing and entrepreneurial expertise, to share his passion for Food, Wine, Travel and Lifestyle with friends, fans, and ...
 
What's up everyone, and welcome to the Mr. Wine Guy podcast. In this podcast I will bring you amazing winemaker's and their stories of how they got to where they are today. I'll dig deep and show you how with the help of good fortune, prosperity, and sometimes divine intervention, they've found ways to make beautiful and amazing wines year after year. Have you ever wondered what it takes to create your favorite bottle of wine? Maybe you want to know what the typical day for a winemaker actua ...
 
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While working long hours as a Wall Street analyst, Melissa Butler started making lipstick in her kitchen as a hobby. But it soon turned into an obsession, costing thousands of dollars. She was frustrated by the lack of diversity in the cosmetics industry, and as a Black woman, wanted to create lipstick colors that complimented her complexion and st…
 
Father Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries, one of the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry programs in the world. He speaks with Guy about how the Los Angeles based organization has adapted to continue training and employing people during the pandemic. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilienc…
 
Kenneth Cole launched his shoe business out of a forty-foot truck in midtown Manhattan and quickly became known as an up-and-coming designer with an eye for street fashion. In 1986, he made a bold move by associating his nascent brand with a controversial issue at the time: the AIDS crisis, and the vital need for research. Through the 1990s and 200…
 
To follow Cameron Parry and Groth Vineyards and Winery on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Cameron Parry Instagram: @camparry75 Groth Instagram: @grothwines Groth Facebook: @grothfacebook Groth Twitter: @grothtwitter To learn more about Cameron's wines, and to sign up to be on Groth's mailing list, head over to: Groth Wines: @grothwi…
 
To follow Cameron Parry and Groth Vineyards and Winery on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Cameron Parry Instagram: @camparry75 Groth Instagram: @grothwines Groth Facebook: @grothfacebook Groth Twitter: @grothtwitter To learn more about Cameron's wines, and to sign up to be on Groth's mailing list, head over to: Groth Wines: @grothwi…
 
To follow Roy Piper on Instagram and Twitter, head over to: Roy Piper Instagram: @roypiperwines Roy Piper Twitter: @roypipertwitter To sign up to be on Roy Piper's Mailing List and to reserve your spot to receive future wine allocations, head over to: Roy Piper Mailing List: @roypipermailinglist To learn more about Roy Piper's Vimeo Blog, head over…
 
In 2006, Drew Houston got on a bus from Boston heading to New York. He planned to use the three-hour ride to get some work done, so he opened his laptop, and realized he had left his thumb drive with all of his work files at home. Drew decided he never wanted to have that problem again. On that bus ride, he started writing the code to build a cloud…
 
Edna Valley winemakers are part of the bigger SLO region. Initially known as the Paso Robles AVA, designated in 1983. Many winemakers in the neighboring areas had lobbied for years to have their regions recognized, and in 2014 the Federal Government designated 11 more, including Edna Valley.By Michael Wreyford
 
To follow Roy Piper on Instagram and Twitter, head over to: Roy Piper Instagram: @roypiperwines Roy Piper Twitter: @roypipertwitter To sign up to be on Roy Piper's Mailing List and to reserve your spot to receive future wine allocations, head over to: Roy Piper Mailing List: @roypipermailinglist To learn more about Roy Piper's Vimeo Blog, head over…
 
Guy talks with Varshini Prakash, co-founder of Sunrise Movement, a grassroots organization that's fighting to make climate change a top priority in the US. The group launched in 2017 and has since grown into one of the largest youth movements in the country. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series, where Guy talks on…
 
Growing up in 1960's Chicago, Dave Anderson didn't eat much deep dish. Instead, his dad took the family to the South Side for barbecue, and those memories—and aromas—stayed with him. For years, Dave tinkered with his own recipes for sauces and sides while working as a salesman and business advisor to Native American tribes. Finally in 1994, he open…
 
Justin Gold is the founder of Justin's, known for its nut butters and chocolate peanut butter cups. He talks about how he started by pulverizing peanuts in his home blender, and describes how his customers are shopping differently during the pandemic. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series, where Guy talks online wi…
 
To follow Redmon Wines on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Redmon Wines Instagram: @redmonwines Redmon Wines Facebook: @redmonfacebook Redmon Wines Twitter: @redmontwitter To learn more about Lisa Redmon's wines, and to sign up to be on Redmon Wines' mailing list, head over to: Redmon Wines Shop: @redmonwinesshop Redmon Wines Wine Cl…
 
Do Big Things is a Black woman-led, mission-driven digital agency that works with companies like Google, Etsy, and the NAACP, and has a staff that's 50% people of color. The agency's CEO and founder Cheryl Contee says having a diverse team is a strategy for authentic engagement. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience serie…
 
To follow Redmon Wines on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Redmon Wines Instagram: @redmonwines Redmon Wines Facebook: @redmonfacebook Redmon Wines Twitter: @redmontwitter To learn more about Lisa Redmon's wines, and to sign up to be on Redmon Wines' mailing list, head over to: Redmon Wines Shop: @redmonwinesshop Redmon Wines Wine Cl…
 
After Robin McBride and Andréa McBride John made the extraordinary discovery that they were half-sisters, they formed a deep bond and discovered a mutual dream: to create a wine company that would demystify wine culture and attract a wider audience. In the mid-2000s, they staked their life savings on an importer's license and began selling New Zeal…
 
To follow Mike Dunn, Dunn Vineyards, and Retro Cellars on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Mike Dunn Instagram: @mikeadunn Dunn Vineyards Instagram: @dunnvineyards Dunn Vineyards Facebook: @dunnfacebook Retro Cellars Instagram: @retrocellars Retro Cellars Facebook: @retrofacebook Dunn Vineyards Twitter: @dunnvineyardstwitter To learn…
 
Fluenz helps English speakers learn new languages, both online and with in-person immersion programs. With travel restrictions and a global pandemic, CEO and founder Sonia Gil had to scrap her in-person immersion programs, and create a new system for teaching students remotely. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series…
 
To follow Mike Dunn, Dunn Vineyards, and Retro Cellars on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Mike Dunn Instagram: @mikeadunn Dunn Vineyards Instagram: @dunnvineyards Dunn Vineyards Facebook: @dunnfacebook Retro Cellars Instagram: @retrocellars Retro Cellars Facebook: @retrofacebook Dunn Vineyards Twitter: @dunnvineyardstwitter To learn…
 
To follow Priyanka French and Signorello Estate on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Priyanka French Instagram: @priyad87 Signorello Instagram: @signorelloestate Signorello Facebook: @signorellofacebook Signorello Twitter: @signorellotwitter To learn more about Priyanka's wines, and to sign up to be on Signorello's mailing list, head …
 
When we first spoke with Robin McBride and Andréa McBride John, we were so blown away by their story that we decided to turn it into two episodes. With hardly any money or connections, they built one of the biggest Black-owned wine companies in the world — a journey that began with an extraordinary family discovery: Robin and Andréa are half-sister…
 
To follow Priyanka French and Signorello Estate on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Priyanka French Instagram: @priyad87 Signorello Instagram: @signorelloestate Signorello Facebook: @signorellofacebook Signorello Twitter: @signorellotwitter To learn more about Priyanka's wines, and to sign up to be on Signorello's mailing list, head …
 
In the late 1990s, Adam Lowry and Eric Ryan took on the notion that "green doesn't clean" by setting out to make soap that could clean a bathtub without harming the environment. Adam started experimenting with baking soda, vinegar, and scented oils, while Eric worked on making sleek bottles that looked good on a kitchen counter. Just a few years la…
 
When a Sports Illustrated article exposed internal abuse and harassment in the Dallas Mavericks organization, owner Mark Cuban knew he had a culture problem. So he hired Cynt Marshall as CEO, and she tells Guy how she started to turn things around, and how she's leading the organization through this unprecedented moment. These conversations are exc…
 
To follow Hailey Trefethen and Trefethen Family Vineyards on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Hailey Trefethen Instagram: @haileytref Trefethen Instagram: @trefethenfamily Trefethen Facebook: @trefethenfacebook Trefethen Twitter: @trefethentwitter To learn more about Hailey's wines, and to sign up to be on Trefethen's mailing list, h…
 
Aishetu Dozie had a successful career in finance before she took a leap and launched Bossy, a makeup brand that has exploded in popularity over the past six months, despite the challenges of the pandemic. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience series, where Guy talks online with founders and entrepreneurs about how they're…
 
To follow Hailey Trefethen and Trefethen Family Vineyards on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Hailey Trefethen Instagram: @haileytref Trefethen Instagram: @trefethenfamily Trefethen Facebook: @trefethenfacebook Trefethen Twitter: @trefethentwitter To learn more about Hailey's wines, and to sign up to be on Trefethen's mailing list, h…
 
Working at a high-end beauty salon in the south of England in the early 1970's, Mark Constantine concocted natural shampoos and conditioners in a tiny room above his kitchen, and soon met another young entrepreneur who was eager to buy his products: Anita Roddick of The Body Shop. Their partnership flourished for a while, then soured; so Mark went …
 
January Ventures is an investment firm that is trying to address the unique challenges and biases faced by entrepreneurs often under-represented in business, including women and people of color. The firm's co-founder and managing partner Jennifer Neundorfer says that despite more attention in the recent months, great ideas from these diverse groups…
 
To follow Tom Altemus and Red Cap Vineyards on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Tom Altemus Instagram: @howellmtnman Red Cap Instagram: @redcapvineyards Red Cap Facebook: @redcapfacebook Red Cap Twitter: @redcaptwitter To learn more about Tom's wines, and to sign up to be on Red Cap's mailing list, head over to: Red Cap Wines: @redca…
 
Yelp founder Jeremy Stoppelman says his leadership team anticipated a "nuclear winter" after the pandemic hit. But as businesses start to re-open, and ad revenues on the site creep back up, Yelp is bringing back furloughed employees and adding Covid-conscious features to its listings. These conversations are excerpts from our How I Built Resilience…
 
To follow Tom Altemus and Red Cap Vineyards on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Tom Altemus Instagram: @howellmtnman Red Cap Instagram: @redcapvineyards Red Cap Facebook: @redcapfacebook Red Cap Twitter: @redcaptwitter To learn more about Tom's wines, and to sign up to be on Red Cap's mailing list, head over to: Red Cap Wines: @redca…
 
In 2012, Daina Trout, her husband Justin, and her best friend Vanessa Dew were sitting around a kitchen table spit-balling possible business ideas. Their biggest contender seemed to be a natural product to treat hair loss. Turns out, it's harder than they thought to make one, so they landed on something completely different: a brand of homemade kom…
 
This year has brought unexpected challenges to Lyft, starting with a 75 percent drop in rideshares at the beginning of the pandemic. But co-founder John Zimmer says ride-hailing is returning, and the company is continuing to diversify with car, scooter, and bike rentals. John also answers questions about whether app-based drivers should be thought …
 
To follow Lars Bjorkman, GRO Wines, and Saddleback Cellars on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Lars Bjorkman Instagram: @larsgrow GRO Wines Instagram: @gro_wines GRO Wines Facebook: @growinesfacebook Saddleback Cellars Instagram: @saddlebackcellars Saddleback Cellars Facebook: @saddlebackfacebook Saddleback Cellars Twitter: @saddleba…
 
In this episode I had the great pleasure of speaking with Kathryn Hall. Tune in to hear a snapshot of the amazing story someone who went from loving wine, to creating some of the best (and most highly rated) wines to come out of Napa Valley! Such a delight, and so humble, I really cannot say enough about the pleasure it was to speak (and taste with…
 
To follow Lars Bjorkman, GRO Wines, and Saddleback Cellars on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Lars Bjorkman Instagram: @larsgrow GRO Wines Instagram: @gro_wines GRO Wines Facebook: @growinesfacebook Saddleback Cellars Instagram: @saddlebackcellars Saddleback Cellars Facebook: @saddlebackfacebook Saddleback Cellars Twitter: @saddleba…
 
In 2009, Sal Khan walked away from a high-paying job to start a business that had no way of making money. His idea to launch a non-profit teaching platform was ignited five years earlier, when he was helping his young cousins do math homework over the computer. They loved his clear explanations and soon he was posting free tutorials on Youtube, whe…
 
Last year, the dating app Bumble launched a video chat feature that was initially slow to take off. But that changed after the pandemic hit. Founder Whitney Wolfe Herd tells Guy that many Bumble users are getting to know each other on video before meeting in person—a trend that could change dating for the better. These conversations are excerpts fr…
 
To follow Molly Hill and Sequoia Grove Winery on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Molly Hill Instagram: @winemakermolly Sequoia Grove Instagram: @sequoiagrove Sequoia Grove Facebook: @sequoiagrovefacebook Sequoia Grove Twitter: @sequoiagrrovetwitter To learn more about Molly Hill's wines, and to sign up to be on Sequoia Grove's maili…
 
I had the amazing opportunity to speak with Melissa Stackhouse, Sonoma icon and director of winemaking for Simi Winery. Melissa tells me all about her experiences and her wine, as well as the history (and future) of this truly, iconic winery.In this week's local restaurant segment, I am speaking with Carmella Roche, who's grandmother opened Villa T…
 
Bert and John Jacobs had just come off a $100 million year for their Boston-based apparel company, Life is Good. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended business as usual, forcing the brothers to invest in a new printing model while trying to encourage optimism during this time of economic and social distress. These conversations are excerpts fr…
 
To follow Molly Hill and Sequoia Grove Winery on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, head over to: Molly Hill Instagram: @winemakermolly Sequoia Grove Instagram: @sequoiagrove Sequoia Grove Facebook: @sequoiagrovefacebook Sequoia Grove Twitter: @sequoiagrrovetwitter To learn more about Molly Hill's wines, and to sign up to be on Sequoia Grove's maili…
 
After emigrating from Nigeria to the US to attend college, Tope Awotona worked as a door-to-door salesman and eventually set out to become a tech entrepreneur. He launched a series of e-commerce businesses that quickly fizzled when he realized he had no passion for them. But then he landed on an idea he was truly excited about: designing software t…
 
On this special episode, Stacey Vanek Smith interviews Guy about his brand new book, How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World's Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs. Stacey asks Guy about growing up with entrepreneurial parents, working overseas as a war reporter, and how elements of entrepreneurship have mirrored the trajectory of …
 
To follow John and Ashley Derr and Lampyridae Vineyards on Instagram and Facebook, head over to: Lampyridae Vineyards Instagram: @lampyridaevineyards Lampyridae Vineyards Facebook: @lampyridaefacebook To learn more about John and Ashley's wines, and to sign up to be on Lampyridae's mailing list, head over to: Lampyridae Wines: @lampyridaewines Lamp…
 
Imane Anys—who goes by the online moniker Pokimane—is the leading female streamer on Twitch, a popular streaming platform for gamers. Pokimane spoke with Guy about garnering more than 20 million followers across several platforms, and how internet personalities can operate their brands like traditional businesses. These conversations are excerpts f…
 
To follow John and Ashley Derr and Lampyridae Vineyards on Instagram and Facebook, head over to: Lampyridae Vineyards Instagram: @lampyridaevineyards Lampyridae Vineyards Facebook: @lampyridaefacebook To learn more about John and Ashley's wines, and to sign up to be on Lampyridae's mailing list, head over to: Lampyridae Wines: @lampyridaewines Lamp…
 
Growing up in rural Northern California, Mike Radenbaugh hated biking to high school—it was a 16 mile slog; hilly and tiring. So he scrounged up a battery and a motor, rigged them to an old mountain bike and began cycling to school without breaking a sweat. When Mike's neighbors starting asking him to motorize their bikes, Rad Power Bikes was born.…
 
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