Kosta Browne expert shares wine tasting tips on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’
Sonoma County sommelier Regina Sanz, estate manager of Kosta Browne Winery in Sebastopol, celebrated National Wine Day on Wednesday by appearing on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” to sip Sonoma Coast pinot noir and talk music.
Sanz joined Clarkson and “Shark Tank” star Robert Herjavec for a wine-tasting segment on Clarkson’s popular daytime talk show, where the trio paired Kosta Browne’s wines with food and drank. compared different wines to popular music artists.
On the show, Clarkson sipped Kosta Browne’s 2019 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and said, “Now it’s Aretha Franklin…it’s the best wine ever.”
Music plays a big role in Kosta Browne’s winemaking process. On its website, the winery invites wine lovers to experience “The Sound of Wine” and explains how it commissioned several musicians to create a custom soundtrack to accompany their wines.
“Ten years ago, if you walked into KB’s cellar, you’d probably hear Johnny Cash exploding in fermenting barrels,” writes Kosta Browne on his website. “If anything went wrong, Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Margaritaville’ was played at full volume, on repeat, all day.”
An avid wine drinker, Clarkson visited Sonoma County earlier this year, posting on Twitter to shout out her favorite local spots.
Clarkson stopped for lunch at Barndiva, a modern, local American restaurant in Healdsburg, on the recommendation of Susan and Deb at the Susan Graf Limited clothing store on Matheson Street.
Before launching her own TV show in 2019, Clarkson burst onto the entertainment scene after winning the first season of “American Idol” in 2002.